Huarache de Nopal
- 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
- 4 pads cactus (nopales) preferably without the spikes, otherwise remove spikes
- 1 large tomato in slices
- 1 cup Sour cream
- 1 cup refried beans
- 1 cup shredded lettuce
- 1/2 cup cilantro garnish
This recipe for huarache de nopal will amaze you. Huaraches are a traditional food in Mexico, characterized by having a thick tortilla topped with meat, beans, vegetables and any other creative ingredients you can dream up and wish to eat it with.
For a lighter version, I like to make a huarache de nopal. The nopal is a cactus pad, literally. It has a lot of great nutritional properties - it lowers your blood sugar levels, cholesterol and it's delicious. I always have at least 4 - 8 nopal pads in my fridge, they're easy to use when whipping up a healthy meal.
Sometimes they are difficult to find de-spiked, but do not get intimidated. Just carefully cut the spikes out and follow my instructions!