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Nopal Tortillas

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  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 15 min
  • Ingredients 5
  • Servings 16
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Nopal tortillas are not only easy to make, they are simply delicious. Grab a bag of fresh nopales, a bunch of cilantro and corn flour, and you are set to make these vibrant nopal tortillas. I like to serve mine warm with refried beans and a sprinkle of cheese.
by Vianney Rodriguez
Updated Oct 19, 2016
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  • 1 medium nopal pad, needles/thorns removed and sliced
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, washed and chopped
  • 2 cups corn flour for tortillas
  • 1/4 tablespoon of salt


  • 1
    To a blender add sliced nopal, water and cilantro; blend until smooth.
  • 2
    In a bowl, combine corn flour, salt and nopal water.
  • 3
    Knead to form a smooth dough.
  • 4
    Divide dough into 16 portions and roll into smooth balls.
  • 5
    Place one at a time onto a tortilla press lined with plastic film or plastic bag, press firmly.
  • 6
    Cook on a preheated comal or grill for two minutes on each side.
  • 7
    Serve warm.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Use scissors to cut alongside Ziploc bag to create a foldable plastic liner for your tortilla press.
  • tip 2
    Freeze leftover tortillas wrapped in plastic wrap to use at a later day.

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