This delicious and super easy recipe should be on your to-do list before 2015!! If you like nopales or you haven’t tried them yet, this is a great opportunity for you to do it! I love them raw but many people prefer to cook them. You can totally cook them if you find it too bland to eat raw, but sometimes I find myself looking for light meals and this is a great example of one.
The best part is that you can top them with anything you like! I chose guacamole because it is so flavorful and one of my favorite things to eat, but you can also top them with hummus, tomato sauce, vegan cashew cheese… Possibilities are endless, just choose your favorite toppings and get ready for a fun, colorful and super healthy meal to enjoy any day of the week!
Nopal (Cactus) Raw Vegan Tostadas
Serves 4-5 tostadas
5 medium nopales, cleaned and ready to eat
1 cup shredded veggies of choice
1/2 cup spiralized zucchini
1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
1 large avocado
2-3 Tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped
Sea salt to taste
Tahini-turmeric dressing, tomato sauce or coconut aminos
**Read the text above the recipe for other ideas on toppings you can use for your “tostadas”.
Prepare the guacamole by mixing avocado, lime juice, cilantro and sea salt to taste. You can add chopped onion if desired and jalapeño pepper.
Spread guacamole over each nopal, making sure to cover well. Put shredded vegetables and spiralized zucchini, cherry tomatoes and serve on a plate. Before eating, top with tahini dressing, tomato sauce or coconut aminos. Or any other topping you would like to make it even more flavorful!
As you can see, this is really easy to make and very versatile, you make all kinds of versions with your favorite toppings and make a super colorful plate for you to enjoy!
Hope you try it and let me know what you think! Specially if it’s your first time eating nopales, I know what eating it for the first time feels like so I want to know how it goes for you!
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RECIPE VIDEO IN SPANISH
Talk to you soon!