Stewed Nopales (Cactus Paddles)

Madeleine Cocina
Stewed Nopales (Cactus Paddles)


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  • 3 nopales
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 onions
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 arbol chile
  • 2 tablespoons tomatoes


  1. 1Nearly fill a large pot with water, leaving 3 or 4 centimeters at the top. When it comes to a boil, add the salt, baking soda, and nopales. Cook until soft, for approximately 20 minutes.
  2. 2Drain the nopales and rinse in cold water. Set aside.
  3. 3Heat the oil in a hot skillet, saute the onion, garlic, and arbol chile. Once the onion has softened, add the nopales and cook for 1 or 2 minutes.
  4. 4Add the salsa and cook for 1 minute more.
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