Nopales Asados


Cactus paddles Olive oil Salt

Clean the cactus paddles


Remove the thorns using a knife. Repeat this on the opposite side. Cut around the cactus and cut off the tough end.

Wash and rinse the cactus


Then, pat them dry with a paper towel. Check the cactus paddle for any leftover thorns. If you spot one, you can carefully remove it with your fingers.

Brush oil on both sides


Brush oil on both sides of the cactus. Any oil is fine – corn oil, olive oil, grapeseed oil.

Add salt


Sprinkle with salt. You can also use garlic salt or a combination of salt and garlic powder.

Grill them


Place the nopales on the grill, and turn them. Grill for 5 more minutes and remove. Cover with aluminum foil to keep warm.

Ready to serve!


Nopales Asados (Grilled Cactus) is a delicious and easy side dish. Ready in minutes and sure to please everyone at your next BBQ.

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