Ensalada Mexican de Nopales (Mexican Nopales Salad)

We’re always trying to bring in unique and exciting items into our produce department. Our guest Elvira Tripp-O’Leary sent us this amazing recipe, along with some photos, featuring Nopales that she recently picked up in the store. Thanks Elvira!

5 Nopales Ears
1 small tomato
1/2 onion
1/4 tea spoon salt
1/2 tea spoon vinegar
salt and pepper to taste


1.-With a peeler take all the little spots and bumps from the Nopales.


2.- With a pearling knife cut the nopales in diagonal, making little rectangles about an inch long and 1/4 inch wide.


3.- Rinse the nopales with cold water and let them soak for  30 minutes.


4.- On a boiling pot add a 1/4 tea spoon of salt, and 1/2 teaspoon of white vinegar and boil the nopales until tender (about 15 min).
5.- Rinse the nopales unde cold water, and let them cool down.
When they are completely cold, add cilantro onion and tomato, (salt a pepper to taste).
Enjoy by itself or a corn tortilla or chips.