What is Nopal?

It is a common word in Spanish for Opuntia Cacti which is commonly referred to as prickly pear. The nopal pad can be eaten raw or cooked. It is a common ingredient in Mexican Dishes

What are Nopalitos?

Its a dish that is made of nopales, the flat stems of prickly pear cactus. You can often get them in a bottle, a can or buy them dried.

What do Nopales taste like?

They taste light, tart flavor and is crisp and mucilaginous in texture

Nopales go great with

  • eggs
  • shrimp
  • pork
  • ground beef
  • meat
  • cheese
  • shrimp patties
  • chile

Are nopales keto friendly?

Yes they are. They also have a juicy and tangy flavor.

Countries that Nopales are Very Popular

  • Ethiopia
  • Morocco
  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Mexico

Common Nopal uses

  • soups
  • stews
  • salads
  • traditional medicine

Below are my 7 favorite Nopales Salad recipes

7. Nopales Salad : Onion Rings and Things

Nopales Salad made with prickly pear cactus, tomatoes, onions, cilantro, chili peppers, and lime juice, is a nutrient-packed salad you'll love. It's fresh, healthy and delicious!
Onion Rings and Things

6. Nopalito Salad With Guajillo Chiles : Saveur


Nopalito Salad with Guajillo Chiles

5. Cactus Salad : Lola’s Cocina


Warm Cactus Salad Photo Credit: Lola's Cocina
Lola’s Cocina

4. Nopalitos Salad with Pickled Chipolte : Patijinich

 3 Ensalada de Nopalitos : Taste of Home


Ensalada de Nopalitos
Taste Of Home

2 Nopolitos Salad with Citrus Pomegranate : Beyond Mere Sustenance


Nopalitos Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette in a white bowl with a twist of blood orange and fresh cilantro.
Beyond Mere Sustenance

1 Nopalito Salad : Lapre Ferida


Lapre Ferida

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