I stumbled across this bottle of tender Cactus at the grocery store today. It may be known as nopalitos to people in Mexico. I have never heard of it. This bottle of tender cactus was not not expensive, about $1.50.
I'm not a very adventurous eater, but I think I can try this. I was surprized to find quite a few recipes available. This bottle of nopalitos will come home with me, and this summer, when we have a family bbq, I think I'll make this Southwest salad with the cactus. The recipe comes from allrecipes.com
1 (16 ounce) jar nopales - drained, rinsed, and dried
2 cups chopped tomatoes
1/2 cup diced onion
5 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
1/2 teaspoon garlic salt (optional)
Directions: In a medium size mixing bowl, combine cactus, tomatoes, onions, jalapenos and cilantro. Sqeeze the juice from both lemons over the mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Sprinkle with garlic salt (if you like) and serve.