Nopales con Pollo en Chile Colorado (Cactus with Chicken in a Red Sauce)o

I woke up in the morning thinking what to do for el inglés today on Valentines Day, you see, he is not the kind of man that I would call the romantic type, he just doesn’t like the typical “romantic” things that other men would do, instead, he shows his love in a different way and that is what make him so especial for me and made me fall in love with him! Continue reading “Nopales con Pollo en Chile Colorado (Cactus with Chicken in a Red Sauce)o”

Nopales con Huevo (Cactus with Scrambled Eggs)

I have so many nice food memories of my childhood while living in Mexico. One of them is my dad bringing a big bag of cactus and he would sit outside to take the pricklely bit off, then patiently he would chopped them one by one, then they were cooked and taraaaa! We would had cactus to eat for a week!!!  

My dad would do different dishes with them, there would always be a cactus salad in the fridge for the whole week and for breakfast we would always eat cactus with eggs.

Serves 2

Prep 10 min

Cook 15 min approx


  • 200 gr fresh cooked cactus or cactus from a jar chopped
  • 1/2 small onion finely chopped
  • 4 medium beaten eggs 
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp rapeseed oil


Heat a skillet or a frying pan to medium heat and add the oil, once the oil is hot add the onion and cook for around 5 min or until the onion looks transparent.


Then add the cactus and cook for 3 more minutes.


After add the beaten eggs, cook for 5 mininutes.
Serve them with some refried beans, warm corn tortillas and a fresh salsa, I was some of my Puya chilli salsa I did yesterday, find the recipe here 


  • It is almost impossible to find fresh cactus here in the UK, it is more likely to find cactus in a jar, they do not taste the same as the fresh ones, but they tates good. If you get them in a jar, wash them very well to get rid of the taste of vinegar.


  • You can get “La Costeña” cactus jars at