Want to spice up your guacamole? By chopping nopales and adding them to your mixture, you can bring an extra layer of texture to your dish. To take it to the next level, consider including roasted jalapeños or chiles to your guacamole, as the flavors compliment each other nicely. Serve the guacamole on its own or with your favorite classic Mexican dish.
We’re big fans of combining nopales with eggs. Though the pairing may seem a little odd, the nutritional value and flavor speak for themselves. Stir frying nopales and scallions with scrambled eggs makes a quick, no-fuss dish that pairs wonderfully with Cotija cheese or salsa.
- Pro Tip: Consider using nopales in a southwestern omelette! Simply combine with beans, bell pepper, and the protein of your choosing.
Bring southwestern sophistication to an American classic with nopales fries. Easier to prepare than you would think, simply boil the cactus before cutting, and then fry them after dipping in a standard deep-fry batter. This dish is great for dipping in salsa, and will have a taste reminiscent of fried okra.
“Costillas de puerco y chiles rojo”, or pork ribs and red chiles, is a traditional Mexican dish known for its astoundingly rich flavor. Essentially a stew with a mixture of chilis, garlic, and tomatoes, it is best prepared with a slow-cooking method. Adding nopales brings texture, color, and freshness to this classic dish while staying firmly rooted in Mexican culture.