Sautéed Nopales | Quick & Easy Recipe for Preparing Prickly Pear Cactus Pads
If you’ve ever wanted to try making nopales at home, this is a great recipe to start with.
Hola Amigos! In the previous video I shared my tips for cleaning nopales quickly and safely. In that video I also showed you how I like to boil the nopales before cooking them to help reduce the viscous liquid they have.
In today’s video, I’m sharing a quick and easy recipe for cooking the nopales. It’s a nice and basic recipe that’s perfect for nopal beginners — actually everyone will enjoy these nopales.
It’s so simple but it’s packed of delicious taste and also happens to be my current favourite way of eating nopales. If you’ve ever wanted to try making nopales at home, this is a great recipe to start with.
Ok, let’s get cooking!
Watch the recipe video right below this paragraph or you can also view it on my YouTube channel in case you can’t see it here.
The nopales are tender and a little citrusy but the sweetness of the onion and cooked tomato compliment it so well. Then there’s that last touch of heat from the chiles. Hmm delicious! It’s just something you must taste for yourself.
These nopales can be served as a side dish to any of your Mexican favourites, or you can just grab a fork and dig right in. If you’d like you can also top the nopales with some crumbled queso fresco. Alternatively you can use these nopales as a filling for tacos, quesadillas, burritos, sopes and gorditas.
If you have any leftovers you can scramble in some eggs and enjoy some breakfast tacos — they taste so delicious!
Happy cooking amigos!
Nancy Lopez is a food blogger and author of the cookbook Mexican Tamales Made Meatless. Born in Mexico, raised in the US, and currently living in Southern Mexico, she has followed a meatless diet for almost 10 years. It is her passion and mission to share all she has learned about vegan Mexican cooking and vegetarian Mexican recipes. Mexican Made Meatless is a blog dedicated to preserving the authentic flavors of Mexican cuisine just without the meat. It’s a place to celebrate Mexican culture and all it’s delightfully delicious traditional foods. Read more…
I brought some Nopales from Mexico home to Germany and tried your recipe today.
It is soooo delicious and easy to make.
I added some lime on our tacos and offered some salsa and guacamole as well.
My family loved it. Thank you
Wow that’s amazing that you took nopales back. So happy to hear you all enjoyed them. Thank you!