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.