Nopals are a basic staple in Mexican cuisine. Nopal Tacos are vegetarian-friendly and can be eaten any time of the day.
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)
2 cups dry hibiscus flower
3 tablespoons olive oil
200 gr Cotija Cheese
½ cup onion, chopped
1 tablespoon sliced serrano chile
1 jar of Nopalitos, drained
Salt to taste
12 corn tortillas
Rinse dry hibiscus flowers under running water for 1 to 2 minutes or until the water turns from magenta to light pink.
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.
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.
In the same pan over medium heat cook nopales for 2 minutes or until heated through. Season to taste with salt.
Heat Mexican comal over medium heat, warm tortillas 1 minute per side or until golden
To serve, stack 3 tortillas on each of 4 plates. Top with hibiscus and nopales.
Serve with sauce and Cotija Cheese
Extra tip: Reserve liquid to make a delicious hibiscus tea cooler.
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