I’ve been waiting for the new pads to shoot out on my thornless cactus this spring, and finally I have a few to work with. This year I wanted to try a Nopales (cactus) Salad. It’s a great summer side dish, and gets better the longer it sits. Click here, for how to prepare fresh cactus pads. I used kohlrabi instead of radish, because it’s milder, and I have it in my garden. If you aren’t familiar with it, kohlrabi is not a root vegetable, but a swelling in the stalk of the plant (see pictures).