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Nopal means cactus in Spanish and Nopales is the term for "cactus stem." Nopalitos refers to the pads once they are cut up and prepared for eating. Add eggs and veggies, and wrap in a fresh tortilla for a unique and delicious Mexican breakfast.

Velda de la Graza
Recipe by Cooking Light April 2001

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Credit: Randy Mayor; Lydia DeGaris-Pursell

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Yield:
2 servings (serving size: 2 filled tortillas)
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Cook nopalitos in boiling water 10 minutes. Drain.

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  • Combine eggs and next 4 ingredients (eggs through pepper); stir well with a whisk.

  • Heat a medium nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Add the onion, and sauté 2 minutes or until tender. Add the egg mixture, and cook until bottom begins to set, stirring gently to scramble. Stir in the tomato and nopalitos, and cook 1 minute.

  • Warm the tortillas according to package directions. Spoon about 1/2 cup egg mixture onto each tortilla. Sprinkle evenly with minced cilantro, and fold in half.

Nutrition Facts

288 calories; calories from fat 30%; fat 9.7g; saturated fat 2.7g; mono fat 3.4g; poly fat 1.9g; protein 19.2g; carbohydrates 31.9g; fiber 4.5g; cholesterol 332mg; iron 2.4mg; sodium 413mg; calcium 192mg.
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