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Cactus Mexicano

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Mexican Sides Vegetables


  • 2 lb Nopales (cactus pads)
  • 1 lg Tomato, diced
  • 1 sm Onion, chopped
  • 1 Garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 c Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 1/2 ts Salt
  • 1/2 ts Pepper


Carefully remove thorns and eyes from nopales with a sharp knife; trim outer edges and cut nopales into 1/2" pieces. Place in a saucepan with water to cover; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 30 to 40 minutes, or until tender. Drain and let cool. Combine nopales, tomato and remaining ingredients, tossing gently to combine.