Tortillas with Cactus and Cheese Recipe -
Tortillas with Cactus and Cheese Recipe
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Tortillas with Cactus and Cheese

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"It's a very simple taco quesadilla that's tangy with a hint of heat. Top with sour cream if you like, but they're great on their own."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Season nopales with adobo seasoning. Fold seasoned nopales, Cheddar cheese, and cilantro inside tortillas.
  2. Place filled tortillas in a medium skillet over medium low heat, and warm until cheese is melted.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

I liked it!! We eat Nopales all the time. I used fresh. I sliced and boiled it with onions and tomatillo skins to cut down on the slime. Nice taco, and great on the grill!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Feb 28, 2008

this is a very bland recipe, next time do what i did, rinse the nopales (cactus) until the slime is gone. in a pan heat up 2 tbs oil and add 1/4 c. diced onions and cook until it is transparent, then add the cactus, cook for another 5 min. then add 1 tsp cumin powder, and 1 tsp chili powder. in a bowl put in 1 tbs flour and 2 tbs water stir and add to cactus, cook for another 5 min or until a gravy forms. enjoy, oh and don't forget to add salt to taste.


7 Ratings

Dec 24, 2004

Good with sour cream on top. These were a little plain-tasting; I would maybe add diced tomatoes next time.

Aug 03, 2010

You really outta amp this recipe up. I rinsed, drained, and dried the nopales, used Mexican style cheese, and sprinkled cayenne pepper, cumin, and onion powder to give it a kick. It left the perfect "hot" taste in my mouth! Amp it up any way you like and it's sure to be a winner - people won't believe they're eating cactus!

Sep 10, 2007

I made this into quesadillas like the previous reviewer. They were good but a bit bland - next time I will add some sauteed onion and bell pepper. Oh, make sure you thoroughly rinse the nopales or they will be nasty and slimey.

Aug 06, 2007

I didn't have any Adobo seasoning, so I used a generous amount of cayenne pepper on the cactus. I ended up making mini quesadillas so I was able to snack on them while at work. Thanks Mary!

Jun 29, 2009

Not really crazy about this one.


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  • Calories
  • 198 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.4 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 10 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 8.9 g
  • 18%
  • Sodium
  • 354 mg
  • 14%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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