Tacos de Nopalitos

Tacos De Nopalitos

Nopalitos or nopales is the Spanish name for Prickly Pear Cactus. You can buy it fresh and clean and ready-to-cook at any Mexican store.You can find the leaves or pads and grill them or you can buy julienned nopales and mix in salads.


  • Nopales
  • Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Corn Tortillas
  • Salsa
  • Grilled Onions


1. Mix the nopales, seasonings, and olive oil and let the flavors meld.

2. Broil the nopales for 6 minutes on each side.

3. As soon as the leaves wilt remove from heat and transfer to a serving platter.

4. Serve on tortillas and top with salsa and grilled onions. Enjoy!

Recipe: Courtesy of Joseph