Nopalitos - Nopales - Cactus Leaves Strips 1kg AZTECA at MexGrocer store.
Nopalitos refers to the pads of a cactus once they are cut up and prepared for eating. You won't find anything but juicy green veggies in here, no sharp surprises!
Ingredients : Cactus(nopal) strips, carrot, jicama, jalapeno, garlic, aromatic herbs, water, salt, vinegar and sodium benzoate as a conservative
You can use them in a variety of ways, our favourite is the Ensalada de Nopalitos (Cactus Salad).
3 cups cooked nopales
3 tbsp chopped white onion
1/2 cup chopped coriander
1/2 tsp dried Mexican oregano
2 tbsp fresh lime juice or vinegar
3 tomatoes, sliced
1/3 cup chopped coriander
1/3 cup crumbled queso fresco or añejo or Monterey jack cheese
1/3 cup purple onion rings
3 canned chiles jalapeños en escabeche, cut into quarters lengthwise
1 avocado, peeled and sliced (optional)
Romaine lettuce for the side of the serving platter
How to make:
1. Mix the nopalitos with the white onion, coriander, oregano and lime juice or vinegar. Set aside to season for 30 minutes. Stir well and adjust seasoning to your taste.
2. Spread the nopalitos over the platter about 1 1/2 inches deep. Decorate with the tomato slices and top with coriander, cheese, onion rings, chili strips, and slices of avocado (if used).
3. Overlap the romaine lettuce leaves around the edges of the platter and serve.
Ingredients: Cactus (nopal) strips, water, salt, citric acid with sodium benzoate as a preservative.