SIMPLE SAUTÉED NOPALES WITH TOMATOES

 

INGREDIENTS

 

1 lb. *nopales (prickly pear cactus paddles) that have been de-spined, chopped

Sunflower oil

1/2 red onion, roughly chopped

1 jalapeño pepper, stem and seeds removed, chopped

1 medium tomato, roughly chopped

Salt and pepper

 

MISE EN PLACE

Heat a tablespoon of sunflower oil (enough to coat the bottom of the pan) in a large sauté pan on medium high heat. Add red onion and jalapeño. Cook for a minute, stirring occasionally, and then add the nopales. Cook for several more minutes. Then add the chopped tomato. Continue to cook until all vegetables are cooked through. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

 

*Fresh nopales can be found in most Mexican markets.