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Hibiscus and Nopal Tacos Easy Recipe

Nopals are a basic staple in Mexican cuisine. Nopal Tacos are vegetarian-friendly and can be eaten any time of the day.

Vegan Tacos, Hibiscus and Nopal

We highly recommend this tasty and easy recipe. We guarantee you will love it. It’s such a great vegetarian option and it will become a regular meal on your weekly menu.


(Serves 4 people)


  1. Rinse dry hibiscus flowers under running water for 1 to 2 minutes or until the water turns from magenta to light pink.

  2. In a large saucepan bring 4 cups of water to boil. Add hibiscus. Simmer for 10 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat. Cover; let steep 2 hours.

  3. In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Sauté onion 3 to 4 minutes or until translucent. Add chiles. Sauté 1 minute. Mix in hibiscus, cook for 4 minutes. Remove mixture from skillet.

  4. In the same pan over medium heat cook nopales for 2 minutes or until heated through. Season to taste with salt.

  5. Heat Mexican comal over medium heat, warm tortillas 1 minute per side or until golden

  6. To serve, stack 3 tortillas on each of 4 plates. Top with hibiscus and nopales.

  7. Serve with sauce and Cotija Cheese

Extra tip: Reserve liquid to make a delicious hibiscus tea cooler.

Hope you enjoyed preparing these delicious vegetarian tacos. Take a picture of your dish and tag us on Instagram @clocfood

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