Mexican Pintos with Cactus
An honest Mexican recipe for pinto beans using bacon, chilies and cactus.
Prickly Pear and Strawberry Frozen Yogurt
A fun and fruity frozen yogurt, made from prickly pear, strawberries, vanilla Greek yogurt, and bananas. Use toppings of your choice; I used kiwi, chia seeds, and bee pollen.
Nopalitos Con Papas
An authentic Mexican dish; tender cactus with potatoes. Cactus tastes like cooked green beans.
Prickly Pear Cactus Margarita
I had this drink in Tucson and talked the bartender into sharing the recipe with me.
Prickly Pear Limeade
A refreshing limeade with a unique twist. Prickly pears are now being considered as another 'superfood' with many health benefits. They can be found in various colors--red, green, yellow, and orange. One great way to enjoy this fruit is in this minty limeade. Serve cold and over ice.
Southwestern Cactus Salad
A delicious spicy salad, made from tender cactus, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos, cilantro, and lemons. This is hot and spicy, so beware!
Guacamole with Nopales (Mexican Cactus)
Guacamole is served in many variations in Mexico - here it is combined with nopales, Mexican cactus paddles. [Recipe originally submitted to Allrecipes.com.mx]
Cactus Fig and Lime Sorbet
The fruit of the prickly pear cactus (often called 'cactus fig' or 'tuna,') is sweet and juicy. Coupled with lime and frozen, it makes a light, refreshing summer treat. You can find cactus fig at any Mexican grocery and at some gourmet markets.