Hominy & Nopales Tacos

Prep time: 5-10 mins.
Cook time: 20 mins.
Good for: Main Course
Serves: 8


Enjoy a satisfying main dish! Unique tacos with fresh nopales, Juanita’s Hominy, and savory chile ancho salsa for a delicious plant-based meal!


  • 1 can (25 oz.) Juanita’s Mexican Style Hominy or Juanita’s White Hominy, drained & rinsed (708 g.)
  • 1 ½ lbs. fresh cactus, thorns removed, washed & sliced* (750 g.)
  • 2 dried chile ancho, stem & seeds removed
  • 2 cups water (480 ml.)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2-3 tbsp. olive oil (30-45 ml.)
  • 1 cup sliced onions (150 g.)
  • 1 tomato, seeded & diced
  • Salt (to taste)
  • Pepper (to taste)
  • Corn tortillas (about 8)


  1. Boil the cactus in a medium-sized saucepan for 10 minutes until tender. Drain, discard the water, and rinse the cactus.
  2. Place the prepared dried chiles, water, and garlic in the container of a blender. Puree until smooth.
  3. Heat the olive oil in a large saucepan or skillet. Add the onions and brown well.
  4. Add the tomato and allow to sauté for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Add the chile puree, reduce the heat. Simmer for 5-8 minutes until the sauce is reduced.
  6. Stir in the cooked cactus and Juanita’s Hominy. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Serve with warm corn tortillas.

NOTE: Substitute a 30 oz. / 850 g. jar of prepared cactus if fresh is not available. Drain jar, no cooking necessary, add in Step 6.

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