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Cactus - Nopales

Buy nopales (cactus leaves) in catering sizes from MexGrocer Europe.

A great vegetarian option and a common ingredient in Mexican cuisine, nopales are edible cactus leaves grown in Mexico from the Opuntia cacti - in English, commonly referred to as the prickly pear.

They can be used in tacos de nopales, as a side vegetable, in salads, with meat dishes and in huevos con nopales (eggs with nopales).

Their taste is slightly tart, similar to green beans, with a crisp, mucilaginous texture. Mucilage is a thick, gluey substance found in plants. Shop now.