Boiled Cactus Pods (Nopales Cosidos)

Very well liked dish in my home. Hope it makes to being one of your liked dishes as well. Like many of my dishes this one is easy and quick to prepare.

You will need:

  • 4 Cactus pod
  • 1/2 Cup Cilantro
  • 1/2 Onion
  • 2 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 TBSP Salt
  • Water to boil

Clean and cut the Cactus. (I have cactus plants at home so I need to clean out the thorns myself) You can also buy the cactus pod cleaned and chopped.


Cut the nopales in small pieces and boil them along with the cilantro, onion and garlic for 15-20 minutes or until the cactus becomes tender.


Remove, drain and you are ready to go. Let them cool down and use according to your recipe.

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