Nopales con Chile y Queso

Nopales con Chile y Queso

Nopales con Chile y Queso

One of the perks of social media is you meet new food lovers every day, cool people, food people these are the best!
I met Sonia online when I was still very new to this world of blogging over at Hispanic Kitchen where we both shared recipes, great food and special family moments. I liked her right away I mean her plate’s rock! We connected over email when I asked if I could share one of her recipes. She’s sweet.

Recently she emailed me and shared she is in the works of launching her own food blog.

YAY! I can’t wait to see it Sonia.

So today I share one of her recipes Nopales con Chile y Queso. Enjoy~

Nopalitos con Chile Y Quesoi

Nopales con Chile y Queso

Yield: serve 4-6


  • 3 cups fresh cactus, sliced into strips
  • 2 Roma tomato, chopped
  • 2 tomatillo, chopped
  • 1 chile de arbol, crushed
  • 1 serrano chile, minced
  • 3 green onions, sliced thin or 1/3 cup white onion diced
  • water
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 tablespoon canola oil
  • 8 ounces panela cheese, sliced(or queso fresco)
  • Cilantro for garnish


  1. Add the cactus to a small sauce pan, cover with water, add 1/2 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and continue cooking for 6 to 8 minutes; drain, rinse with cold water and set aside.
  2. Add the tomato, tomatillo, chile de arbol, pinch of salt and 1/4 cup of water to the blender. Blend on high until smooth, set aside. Add a little more water if needed.
  3. In a medium skillet, preheat oil to medium heat for a few minutes. Add the onions and serrano chile, cook for 2 minutes.
  4. Add the salsa from the blender and bring to a simmer, cook for 2 to 3 minutes, taste for salt. Add the cactus and cheese slices and continue to simmer for another 2 minutes. Serve with warm corn tortillas or Mexican bolillo rolls.
  5. Garnish with cilantro and avocado slices.


recipe from Sweet Life fan and future Food Blogger Sonia Mendez Garcia



  1. Sonia Mendez Garcia says

    Thank you so much for your kind words Vianney, you my friend have been a great source of inspiration to me!! Gracias!!

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