Licuado de Nopal (Cactus Smoothie) - Muy Bueno Cookbook Drink this smoothie every morning before you eat anything else. This juice is rich in fiber, helps speed up your metabolism, and helps eliminate grease and toxins.
Nopales are cactus paddles. Be careful when handling the paddles, because the thorns are very sharp! This version is similar to a chile relleno, only cactus paddles are stuffed with cheese, breaded and fried in oil. Topped with roasted tomato salsa.
How to cook cactus paddles (nopales) / cómo cocinar nopales
Sopa con Nopal y Chicharron * From SAVEUR issue no. 165 This cactus, tomatillo, and potato stew from Mexico City home cook Susana Rangel Gutierrez is flavored with crisp pork rinds, which add robust depth and crunch.