Here’s How: Prep Nopales for Tacos

Vegetarians, unite! In this week’s box, you’ll find a cactus. This is not a cactus to use as decoration. Nope, it’s a cactus to eat. Since you might not have cooked with nopales before, we wanted to tell you a little bit more about how to prepare it for eating. So we made you a GIF.

Nopales are the edible, fleshy pads of the prickly pear cactus. They’re harvested shortly after rains when they’re plump, juicy and full of nutrients. Like most cacti, these pads have spines that need to be carefully removed and discarded, which is what you see above.

Once you’ve prepped your nopales, you’ll fry them up to use in decadent vegetarian tacos.