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Cactus Leaves

cactus leaves

Cactus leaves, also called nopales, are the oval leaves of the prickly pear (nopal) cactus. These fleshy leaves have a subtle, tart flavor that tastes like fresh green beans. Canned cactus leaves that are pickled or packed in water are also available.

How to Use

Use cactus leaves either raw or cooked in a variety of dishes, from salads to eggs.

How to Prepare

Before using, remove the thorns, or eyes.

Try it Out in a Recipe

Cactus, Zucchini and Red Pepper Salad
Cactus, Zucchini and Red Pepper Salad
Make your next party the talk of the town by serving this colorful salad of cactus, zucchini and red...
 
Cactus, Zucchini and Red Pepper Salad
Cactus, Zucchini and Red Pepper Salad
Make your next party the talk of the town by serving this colorful salad of cactus, zucchini and red...
 
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