Cactus Leaves are at their peak in the spring when their tender paddles impart a juicy, "string bean" flavor. They range in color from pale to dark green.
Cactus Leaves (Cleaned)
Also called cactus pads, nopales or nopalitos are leaves which stem from the large Mexican cactus nopal. Cactus Leaves are generally diced or cut into small pieces or strips. Simmered in water until tender, grilled or pan fried they can be added to a variety of dishes including salads and eggs.