Cactus (Nopales) Chili

This is a good vegetarian dish using nopales (cactus) onions, garlic and chiles. Recipe is reprinted with permission from Rivenrock Gardens growers of organic cactus (nopales). Rivenrock sells both wholesale and retail.
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  • Serves 6 - 8


    • 2 lbs fresh cactus (nopales) prepared and diced (or 32 ounce jar), drained
    • 1 onion chopped, same size as nopales
    • 1/8 cup corn or olive oil
    • 2 jalapeno chiles
    • 2 serrano chile
    • 1/2 bulb garlic
    • 1/4 cup cilantro


Clean and dice nopales. Chop onion into similar sized pieces and place in a large oiled skillet and begin to fry.   Add garlic and chiles and salt. Cover and simmer until tender.

Serve over diced and toasted tortillas or bed of rice, top with chopped cilantro.

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