Nopales Fritos


  • 4 - 6 medium nopales

  • 1⁄4 medium onion

  • 1 tablespoon of avocado oil (or olive oil)

  • 1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano

  • Salt to taste

  • 5-6 cups water


Clean and wash the nopales and cut into small rectangles or squares. Add water to a pot and bring to a boil. Then add the nopales to the water and boil until they turn pale green, approximately 3 minutes. Drain and set aside. Add oil to a frying pan and sauté onions until translucent. Add the nopales, salt, and oregano and cook for 3 more minutes. Remove from heat and serve.

Recipe from the Veggielution Cookbook, contributed by Olga Ramirez.