Try Eating Cactus

Cactus is something you might see in the grocery store but never try. It may come in handy one day to know how to cook cactus. Your kids might like it. It reminds me of okra in taste and texture. You might be able to replace okra in your recipes. It’s usually paired with salsa and cactusMexican cheese called Queso Fresco (Fresh Cheese) which is soooo good. I’ve had Armenian cheese that is similar. It is a salty simple cheese and I think it is way better than American cheese. In the Mexican cheese section you will also see Ranchero and Panela. Ranchero is crumbly and salty (great as a topping) and Panela is mild and smoother (pairs good with something sweet or salty to balance out the taste). Crema is Mexican sour cream. It is thinner and has a rich milk taste. Tomatillo is what is used in green salsa. So good. Try to buy organic in ingredients as much as possible. People say organic costs too much but if you take out 75% of meat and eliminate junk food, the receipt at the checkout should be the same.

The health benifits are pretty good too so Im going to link to some NaturalNews.com articles so you can see. It is an anti-oxidant and good for cholesterol. Praise God for making food so nutritional naturally!

nopales salad

NOPALES SALAD

        1 Cup Diced Cooked Cactus
        1 Cup Fresh Tomato
        1/2 cup Diced Fresh Onion
        1/2 Cup Fresh Cilantro
        1/2 Cup Queso Fresco
        salt to Taste
        See More at :recipes.sparkpeople.com

 

 

 

cactus-corn-salsa-aCactus and Corn Salsa

simplyrecipies.com

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 nopales cactus paddles, spikes removed*
  • 2 green tomatoes, cored and cut in half
  • 1/2 large, white onion, peeled and cut into 4 chunks
  • 2 jalapeños, red or green, more or less to taste
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup frozen corn**
  • 1 cup cilantro, stems removed
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • 2 hot chili peppers, stems removed, more or less to taste
  • Juice from 1/2 a lime, about 1 Tbsp
  • 2 Tablespoons tequila, optional
  • 1 teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
  • Salt to taste          Link to Directions

cactus-fries-and-creamy-avocado-dipping-sauceCa3434333573_22d89775d3_bctus Fries

  • sheknows.com
  • 2 small nopale cactus
  • 1 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 tablespoons coconut flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Link to Directions

 

 

 

 

 

Nopales Rellenos (stuffed cactus)

masaassassain.blogspot.com

Ingredients:

6 prickly pear cactus paddles, cleaned
Oaxacan string cheese (quesillo)
4 eggs (separated)
Vegetable Oil
Salt to taste
Salsa
Crema

Link to directions

 

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