Go Back
+ servings
Print Add to Collection

NOPALES A LA MEXICANA

Usually, a recipe that says “a la Mexicana” refers to a dish that is cooked with the Mexican cooking trinity of tomato, onion, and pepper. In this case, Nopales are cooked with these 3 ingredients and a few more add-ons, for flavor and seasoning.
Course Main Course, Side dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 101kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable or olive oil
  • 2 cups Nopales chopped and cooked
  • ¼ cup White onion chopped
  • 1 Garlic clove chopped
  • 2 serrano peppers diced
  • 1 cup Tomato chopped
  • 2 sprigs of cilantro
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Heat oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat. Once hot, add the onion and cook for a couple of minutes or until it starts to look transparent.
  • Stir in the Serrano pepper and garlic clove, and cook for one minute.
  • Add chopped tomato and cook for about 5 minutes; by this time the tomatoes will start releasing their juices.
  • Finally, stir in nopales and the cilantro sprigs. Let it cook for another 5 minutes to allow the flavors to blend. In case your sauce is too dry, add some tablespoons of water. Season with salt and pepper.

Serve with warm corn tortillas. Enjoy!

    Notes

    • If you can’t find Serrano peppers, you can use 1 jalapeño pepper.

    Nutrition

    Serving: 8oz | Calories: 101kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 445mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1205IU | Vitamin C: 23.3mg | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 0.7mg