Cous cous and cactus May 29 2016, 0 Comments

I think that cactus pads ought to be considered much as one would an herb. Add a little bit to almost anything you cook... but generally it's not the thing you eat as a single serving entirely alone.

Here's a recipe I made up to vary my love for cous-cous....

I cooked the cous-cous in the regular way... boil some water and add some olive oil, then the grain. Let it simmer for ten minutes then pull form heat, and leave covered for five minutes or so, and it'll be ready to add to the rest of the mix.

 

I add almost anything I like as the main mix to go with the cous-cous.  Usually I like some cooked peas and corn.... today I decided to add kidney beans and dicded tomatoes along with one cactus pad, scrubbed under running water, then diced.

Nopalea grande cactus pad

Nopalea grande cactus pad diced

I added the cactus to the red beans and corn and tomato-spice mix when it was almost done. Our cactus does not really NEED to be cooked, but when everything else is hot, the cactus should be too.

Nopalea grande cactus pad diced into a veggie mix

Then when the cous-cous has been placed into a bowl, the cactus/tomato mix is spooned over the top.

cous-cous and cactus

Yes, it was really tasty