Re: [CH] Nopalitos?

David A. Verbil (
Tue, 24 Mar 1998 15:46:13 -0700

Nopales are the pads of the nopal cactus (a type of prickly 
pear [Opuntia] cactus - I believe all are edible, just some 
require a lot more work than others to remove the spines). 
Nopalitos are nopales that are diced or cut into strips. And, 
yeah, they're probably hard to find outside the lower left 
corner of the US ...


> Now for my next question;
> While browsing through some Mexican recipe's, I came across a requirement
> for "one can or bottle of Nopalitos". There is no other mention of them in
> the book, so can somebody please tell me what they are? Not that it will be
> much use, as they will no doubt turn out to be as hard to find as
> tomatillo's over here in the UK. (Actually, if any UK CH's have any info on
> that I would be greatful).
> Thanks
> Paul