Prickly Pear Cactus

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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!

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
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

How to Make Prickly Pear Cactus

Step-by-Step

  • 1For a sweeter taste use sugar instead of the salt and pepper.
  • 2Combine oil, salt/pepper or sugar
  • 3Place 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.

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About Prickly Pear Cactus

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