This is one of the easiest ways to prepare Nopales (cactus paddles). For some reason, my mom never prepared nopales in this way; it was until I was married that I started to cook them like this, as my husband enjoys them like this for breakfast, along with a warm and crusty bolillo and a side dish of beans (either out of the pot or refried).
If you want, you can also add chopped tomato and chopped Serrano or Jalapeño peppers. In case you’ve never tried this dish before, don’t be afraid; the nopales’ flavors are a cross between green beans and okra, but with a greater content of fiber and other healthy benefits!
- 2/3 cups of nopales, chopped and cooked
- 2 eggs
- 2 tbsp. of chopped green onions
- 1 tbsp. vegetable oil
- Salt to taste
Here is the link to the process of precooking the nopales. HERE
1. Add the oil to a frying pan over medium heat. Add the chopped green onions and stir-fry for a minute.
2. Add the nopales, and cook for 1–2 minutes. Add the eggs and cook until tender, stirring as needed. Add salt to taste. Serve with beans and warm corn tortillas.
More recipes using Nopales: Grilled Cactus Recipe, Nopales Smoothie, Cactus Salad with Pomegranate, Fava Bean and Cactus Soup.