Prickly Pear Cactus

Tessa Pasquill

By
@tessac726

I first came across grilled/BBQ nopales (cactus paddle) through a good friends father who was originally from Mexico. At first eating a cactus paddle was an odd concept to me (my first thought was Ouch!). Once the needles are removed :) and it is BBQ/grilled it becomes soft but crunchy and is slightly tart. I love it as a side with basically any meat. yummy!


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Serves:

6

Prep:

5 Min

Cook:

20 Min

Ingredients

6
cactus pads (needles removed)
3 Tbsp
olive oil, extra virgin
salt and pepper to taste
sugar to taste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
For a sweeter taste use sugar instead of the salt and pepper.
2
Combine oil, salt/pepper or sugar
3
Place the cacti pads on the grill or BBQ for 10 minutes on each side. While on the grill/BBQ brush each side of the cactus pad with the oil mixture. Serve straight away.

About this Recipe

Regional Style: Mexican
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, Healthy
Hashtags: #grill, #BBQ, #cactus, #nopales