Nopales and Roasted Corn Tacos

Nopales and Roasted Corn Tacos

Nopales and Roasted Corn Tacos

4 cactus paddles (5-7 inches in length) – cleaned, diced & prepared (as explained above)

1/4 yellow onion, thinly sliced

1 jalapeño or serrano pepper, diced

1/4 C. fresh cilantro leaves

flaky salt to taste


1 1/2 C. (8 ounces) fire roasted corn kernels (thawed to room temperature if using frozen)

1 T. neutral cooking oil (we use avocado oil)

8-10 corn tortillas

1 C. shredded jack or cheddar cheese

1/2 C. sour cream mixed with juice of 1/2 lime

1 avocado, cut into slices

crumbled cotija cheese

fresh cilantro leaves & lime wedges for serving


Add boiled, cooled & dried cactus with sliced onion, jalapeño or serrano pepper, cilantro leaves & salt to a medium bowl & toss to combine. Heat a large cast iron skillet with 1 tbsp cooking oil over medium high heat. Add nopales salad to the skillet and cook for a few minutes until mixture is warmed through & just beginning to brown. Add roasted corn to the skillet & cook with the nopales for a few minutes until heated through – turn off heat & leave skillet on the stovetop to stay warm while you prepare the tacos. Warm a lightly greased griddle over medium heat, once hot, add a few corn tortillas to the griddle & cook for 2-3 minutes. Add a small handful of shredded cheese to each tortilla while still on the griddle. Fill with each tortilla with the nopales & roasted corn mixture, using about 1/3 C. of filling per taco (use more or less depending on the size of your tortillas). Remove filled tortillas from griddle and put on plates to serve. To each taco add 1 tbsp of the lime crema, a slice or two of avocado, crumbled cotija cheese & fresh cilantro leaves. Serve tacos with lime wedges.


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