Cactus Tacos

I know this sounds crazy but they are delish! You can make vegan taco, or veggie taco out of so many things why not do something a little out of the ordinary? Thanks to Macy for her pic from CleanDinners!

The Recipe:

2 cactus paddles
4 gold potatoes
red cabbage shredded
1 clove garlic minced
1/4 mylk (not coconut, try something neutral like almond or rice, or if you want moo cow juice)
salt and pepper to taste
oil to fry in
tortillas

Start by boiling the potatoes. I like the gold ones because they are easy to peel after you boil them. They’re done when you can stab them with a fork easily. Let them cool and just peel off the skin! add the mylk and the garlic clove, a little salt and pepper, and turn those potatoes into mashed potatoes! 

The labor intensive part is the cactus. 

You can see at the bottom I was cutting too deep. You want to try and keep the green while getting the skin off. It peels off but you have to cut the nibs where the needles used to be off.

After peeling cut into strips and then into about 1 inch pieces. Sautee these in the oil for about 10 minutes. You want them to stay green so if they start to brown you’re done.

You can fry your tortillas in the oil, or not. Layer the potatoes, then the cactus then top with shredded cabbage. Stuff in face!

Try different combos with vegan tacos you never know what may be your favorite! I has squash blossom ones that blew my socks off at the San Diego farmers market. Be brave!

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