The prickly pear is the fruit of the nopal cactus. The most common prickly pear variety in Mexico is bright magenta inside and makes colorful and delicately flavored margarita.
Substitute 1 tablespoon chopped with 1 teaspoon dried, OR 1 teaspoon mint from a herbal mint teabag OR 1 drop oil of peppermint. OR for an alternate flavor try substituting 1 tablespoon chopped parsley or basil.
I have a beef (pun intended) once again with our government and WTO. It seems that buried on page 13, Division A of our 2015 budget that was just passed (December 2014) is a little mandate that will require our Secretary of Agriculture to change our 2002 Country Of Origin Labeling (COOL) law to comply with the World Trade Organization (WTO) fair trade laws.
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