Cactus Tortillas (de Nopal) – Who Knew?

Seriously?!  I had no idea there was such a thing!  Bueno, maybe I’m just behind the times.  That’s very likely, considering most of the time I’m all on the late show trying to tell somebody about something “new” they’ve already known about “forever.”  Whatever the case, you have to admit whoever came up with this recipe for nopal tortillas has to be a genius!  How else could one explain such obvious brilliance?

tortillas de nopal
They’re pretty cheap too!

I mean, we all know how good tacos de nopales taste, right?  Tell me you don’t agree. Well now, you only need one ingredient to make them happen!

Growing up, whenever we didn’t have anything else to eat, nothing could compare to some nopales con huevos, nopales with beans, nopales with chile, and so forth, and so on.  They’re such a versatile food.  Not to mention quite healthy.  Supposedly, each cactus tortilla only contains 19 calories, compared to close to 100 calories in each of the  regular corn or flour tortillas.  No wonder their such a huge hit around the globe, and especially with those suffering from Diabetes and other illnesses.

The cactus tortillas pictured here were found by Anjelica at our local Fiesta Super Market.  They are, apparently, a new item for the Texas grocery store chain.  However, if you can’t find them at a store near you, there are a lot of online vendors who sell them too.  If you’re a bit more the adventurous type, Maseca also offers a pretty “simple-sounding” recipe you can try.

¡Ahora sí!  ¡A entrarle a la Vitamina T!  ¡Tacos!  ¡Tacos!  ¡Y más tacos!

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8 thoughts on “Cactus Tortillas (de Nopal) – Who Knew?

  1. If you are ever in Laredo… available at the Laredo Farmers Market by one of the factories that makes them. They usually have a long line because they make fresh quesadillas, Romero con nopal, Garbanzo con nopal & other fresh market combos :). Yum!

  2. That’s what I’m trying to figure out, too! Based off of various recipes it looks like the cactus is also mixed with corn

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