Quesadillas with nopales and roasted red peppers

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Serves 4

Grilled or pan fry nopales

  • 4 nopales
  • oil
  • salt and black pepper
  1. Wear glows to protect your hands.
  2. Place cactus paddle ( nopales ) on cutting board and using sharp knife or vegetable peeler scrape the spines and trim off the edges.
  3. The cactus will release a sticky substance, wash them and dry with paper towel, oil them, add salt and black pepper, pan fry them or grill them for 3-4 minutes ( medium heat ) on each side, slice and mix with marinated roast red peppers.
  4. Or you can serve just like that with guacamole.


  • 4 (10 inch) flour tortillas
  • 300 grams queso fresco - Spanish fresh cheese grated or crumbled
  • 4 nopales grilled and sliced
  • 2 red roaster peppers marinated with garlic, olive oil and salt ( you can buy roasted peppers in the jar, drain and slice them add salt, minced garlic and olive oil, it will keep in the fridge for weeks. )
  • pickled sliced jalapeno peppers
  • 2 tablespoons oil for frying
  1. Sprinkle the cheese on half of the tortilla add mix of grilled sliced nopales and marinated red roaster peppers and pickled sliced jalapeno peppers, sprinkle more cheese on the top and fold the tortillas in half.
  2. Heat skillet large enough to hold two of the tortillas , add 1tbs oil.
  3. Fry one side for 3 minutes on medium heat, turn over and fry for 3 more minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  4. Remove it from the pan and cut in wedges like a pizza.
  5. Serve with salsa and guacamole.

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