Nopalito Scramble

Nopales will slow down the absorption of carbohydrate foods in a meal.

  1. Rinse nopales in water. Boil nopales in water for 10 minutes. Drain and rinse until clear.
  2. In a nonstick pan, heat the olive oil on medium-low.
  3. Add green onions, tomatoes and green chile and sauté for 8-10 minutes.
  4. Add nopales and mix thoroughly.
  5. In a bowl, whisk together eggs and water.
  6. Add eggs to the pan and stir gently while cooking until set, about 4 minutes.
  7. Season with salt. Garnish with cilantro.
  8. Jarred nopales are high in sodium. We recommend draining and rinsing them. Or look for fresh nopales from the Mexican markets.
intermediate Level | 40 minutes Total time | 120 Calories


  • 1 c fresh nopales, thorned, cut into strips
  • 1 T olive oil
  • c chopped green onions
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 Anaheim chile, roasted, seeded, chopped
  • 4 eggs
  • t water
  • t salt
  • black pepper to taste
  • c cilantro, chopped

Nutrition Information:

Total fat: 8 g; Saturated fat: 2 g; Trans fat: 0 g; Cholesterol: 165 mg; Sodium: 370 mg; Carbohydrates: 7 g; Fiber: 2 g; Sugars: 3 g; Protein: 7 g; Vitamin D: .8 mcg; Calcium: 104 mg; Iron: 1.5 mg; Potassium: 343 mg

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