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Grilled Cactus - Nopales Asados are a quick option for a meatless meal, top with a fresh Pico de gallo Salsa and your dinner is ready in minutes. Studies have been done for years about the benefits of Nopales but must of them are published in Spanish. Still.
Course Basic Recipes
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
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Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 64kcal


  • 2 medium size nopales needles removed
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 slices of you favorite melting cheese optional


  • Warm your griddle or cast iron pan
    Brush the oil on each side of the nopal.
  • Place the nopales on your griddle and cook over medium-heat turning until tender, about 8 minutes.
  • If using a cast iron grill cook until marked and tender. Just before serving top with the slice of cheese to melt. Season with salt and pepper.

Serve with a fresh salsa and warm tortillas. A healthy, low-calorie dinner or lunch.


    Serving: 1Grilled Nopal | Calories: 64kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 125mg | Potassium: 4mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg