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Nopales con huevos is a classic Mexican dish made with prickly pear cactus and scrambled eggs. Packed with protein and amazing nutrients, it's a nutritious and delicious breakfast you'll love waking up to!
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Nopalitos con Huevos

Nopales con huevos is a classic Mexican dish made with prickly pear cactus and scrambled eggs. Packed with protein and amazing nutrients, it's a nutritious and delicious breakfast you'll love waking up to!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 100kcal
Author Lalaine

Ingredients

  • 2 Nopales pads
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled
  • salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/2 small onion, peeled and chopped
  • 4 eggs, beaten
  • pepper to taste
  • cilantro, chopped
  • corn or flour tortillas

Instructions

  • Using a small paring knife, clean the cactus paddles by scraping thorns or spines from both sides. Trim off the edges and any blemished or discolored areas. Wash well with cold water. 
  • Cut the paddle lengthwise into half-inch thick strips and then cut crosswise into 1 to 1 1/2-inch lengths.
  • In a saucepot over medium heat, combine garlic, about 1 teaspoon of salt, and enough water to cover nopales. Bring to a boil. 
  • Add nopales and cook for about 20 to 25 minutes or until nopales have changed color and are tender yet crisp. 
  • Drain nopales and rinse well under very cold water. Rinse again as needed to rid of mucilage.
  • In a skillet over medium heat, heat oil. Add onions and cook until softened.  
  • Add nopales and cook for about 2 to 3 minutes.
  •  Add eggs and cook, stirring regularly, until eggs are set but still slightly wet. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • . Remove from heat, garnish with chopped cilantro and serve with warm tortillas.

Nutrition

Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 163mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 80mg | Vitamin A: 250IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 0.7mg