The leaves get slimy after being cooked, sliced and incorporated into classic dishes like tacos de nopales
conjitomate (cactus leaf with red tomatoes).
frying pan, saute nopales
over high heat with 2 tsp.
Arizona Babies' latest offering is New Baby starter gift set which contains Desert Decongestant chest rub & bath oil, Soothing Nopales
lotion and Tranquil Time shampoo & bath wash ($20).
USE IT Parboil cleaned, chopped nopales
, then dunk in an ice bath so they don't get gummy.
Besides cubed nopales
(40%), ingredients include approximately 12% each of cubed onions, corn kernels and grated carrots.
, the edible pads of certain varieties of the prickly pear cactus, have been a staple of the Mexican diet since Aztec times.
Recently, I bought nopales
(prickly pear cactus) from a corner vendor and didn't know what the heck to do with them.
Chef LaLa's recipes, such as baked Cojita Chicken Fingers and Nopales
with Red Sauce, give a healthy twist to family favorites and will debut on the Mazola web site (www.
There is always a line of people at our farmstand wanting to buy the nopales
Dish of the year: Molcajetes, enough for two in a black stone pot, with steak, chicken, shrimp, nopales
(cactus) and panela cheese.
CON PICO DE GALLO (CACTUS WITH CHOPPED TOMATOES, ONIONS, GARLIC, AND CILANTRO) (Serves 6) Delicious alone as a salad or in quesadillas, burritos, or anything else that needs a tangy kick.
For example: Carnitas Picante is made with Sonora-style lean pork, beans, salsa fresca and hot sauce; Nopales
features boiled cactus, whole beans, salsa fresca, guacamole, and a touch of hot sauce.