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Nopales with Rajas in Green Sauce

50 mins
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If you love Mexican food, do not hesitate to make these nopalitos with rajas in green sauce, ideal for vegetarians, they are light and have a spicy touch that will be the sensation. Serve them with corn tortillas.
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4 portions
  • enough Water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 12 nopales, cut into strips
  • 5 green tomatoes
  • 1/4 onions
  • 3 serrano peppers
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 cup fresh coriander
  • 6 poblano peppers
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1/2 cups onion, in strips
  • 1/4 cups panela cheese, fallen apart
  • to taste corn tortilla


Boil the water in a pot over medium heat, add salt, baking soda and nopales until they change color and are soft. Rinse with cold water and drain to avoid drooling.
For the sauce, in a pot with boiling water, cook the tomatoes, onion, garlic and chilies for around 25 minutes. Drain, chill and blend until a smooth sauce is obtained. Reserve.
Grill poblano chiles in a high heat on a griddle. Put them in a plastic bag and let them sweat around 15 to 20 minutes. With a knife, clean and unveil the chiles, cut into thin strips and reserve.
In a pot heats the oil, cook the onion, add the nopales and the slices and cook 5 minutes. Add the green sauce, cook until thick and season.
Serve on a plate, decorate with panela cheese and serve with warm corn tortillas.


Decorate with cheese, and serve in corn tortilla tacos.


Sodium bicarbonate when cooking nopales will prevent them from being sluggish.

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Ratings (5)
Lau Estrada
10/04/2019 16:49:57
isabel vicente torres
02/09/2018 10:06:25
Muy rica yo la hice muchas gracias
Florecita Salas
20/03/2018 08:21:41
Esta riquisima y muy nutritiva gracias.
Jose Flores
15/03/2018 19:54:31
Excelente y muy fácil!!!!
Maria Eugenia Herrera Chavez
15/03/2018 10:20:41
A los nopales cuando se ponen a cocer se le poneven el agua de hervir su sal ajo cebolla y cascara de tomate verde unas dos o tres y asi se cuesen.

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