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.

Sauteed Nopales with Arbol Chile, Onion and Tomato

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.

Sauteed Nopales with Arbol Chile, Onion and Tomato

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!

Nopales con Huevos

 

Happy cooking amigos!

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8 Comments

  1. 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

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