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Total : 30 min


  • 2 cups fresh nopales strips, thorns removed
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ½ cup onion
  • ½ teaspoon chile piquin


  1. Place nopales in saucepan and cover with water. Boil for 20 minutes.
  2. Drain nopales and rinse well.
  3. Heat oil in frying pan.
  4. Sauté onions in hot oil.
  5. Add cooked nopales and chile piquin. Cook until well heated.
Exchange: 1 vegetable
Carbohydrate Units: 0
Nutrition Facts
Servings per Recipe:
4 ½-cup servings
 Amount Per Serving
 Calories 25      Calories from Fat 10
% Daily Value 
2% Total Fat 1g
0% Cholesterol   0mg
1% Sodium   15mg
1% Total Carbohydrate   4g
8%   Dietary Fiber   2g
0%   Sugars   0g
2% Protein   1g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs: