- 1 kilo (2.2 lbs.) of cactus (nopal) paddles
- 1 onion – halved
- 4 C. water
- 2 Tbsp. salt
- 2 large tomatoes – chopped
- 1 large onion – chopped
- 4 green chiles – chopped
How to Prepare:
If the nopales you buy do not already have the thorns removed, do so carefully. I recommend using gloves and a potato peeler to do this.
Once you have removed all thorns, wash and chop the nopales, place in a pan with water, halved onion and salt and bring to a boil. Simmer for 45 minutes.
Drain nopales and add remaining three ingredients. Taste for seasoning and add additional salt if necessary.