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Nopalitos a La Mexicana

Nopalitos a La Mexicana

In most cases, whenever a Mexican dish is simply prepared with green chile pepper, white onion and red tomato, it is referred to as "a la Mexicana". Simple dishes like these nopalitos a la Mexicana were, and still are, staple dishes that I prepare often.
Course Main Course, Meatless
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 Servings


  • Grapeseed oil
  • 1/2 cup white onion diced
  • 1 clove of garlic minced
  • 1-2 serrano peppers minced
  • 1 large roma tomato diced
  • 2 cups nopalitos diced, previously cooked
  • 1 tablespoon cilantro chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of oil at medium heat.
  • Saute the onion, garlic and chile serrano for 3 minutes. Season lightly with salt and pepper.
  • Mix in the tomatoes and again season lightly with salt and pepper. Cook for 5 minutes.
  • Mix in the nopalitos and cook for another 5 minutes. Taste for salt. Fold in the cilantro right before serving.


This is one of the most simple ways you can prepare nopalitos.  Scramble in some eggs and you have another variation for breakfast tacos. Or mix in some Mexican chorizo and a spicy salsa! So many possibilities!
For The Sopes:
Cook chorizo for 6-7 minutes, crumbling as it cooks. Flash fry the El Comal Sopes until crispy on both sides. Layer sopes with beans, nopalitos, Chemo's Spicy Chorizo, cotija cheese, Salsa Mocorito and crush a few Chiltepin Peppers on top to finish! I was out of crema or else I would add some too, Lol! And a squeeze if fresh lime!