Nopalitos with Tomatoes & Onions


Nopalitos with Tomatoes & Onions


  • 1 lb nopalitos, nopales prickly pear cactus paddles that have been stripped of spines, cleaned, and chopped
  • Olive oil
  • 2 large garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 red onion, roughly chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, stem and seeds removed, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, roughly chopped
  • salt and pepper


Heat a tablespoon of olive oil (enough to coat the bottom of the pan) in a large sauté pan on medium high heat. Add red onion, garlic, and jalapeño.

Cook for a minute, stirring occasionally, then add the nopalitos. Cook for several more minutes. Then add the chopped tomato. Continue to cook until all vegetables are cooked through. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

Serves 3 to 4.


5 responses to “Nopalitos with Tomatoes & Onions

  1. How do you prepare nopales for cooking? what does stripping them of spine mean? What is best way to do that? can you eat skin?

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