Cooking up stories: Cactus salad and milkshakes
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Prickly pear pads and prickly pear apples are edible products of the desert. Chopped prickly pear pads (nopalitos) are boiled with onion and garlic for about 10 to 12 minutes before cooling and being used in a salad.
Nancy Gilkey/Special to Yuma Sun
Cooking up stories: Cactus salad and milkshakes.
When I drive down Elks Lane in the summertime, my mouth waters at the sight of the prickly pear apples I see along the way. Pear apples, or tunas as they're called in Spanish, are very sweet, tender juicy fruits whose flavor is unique but similar to watermelon or berries.A. Read Cooking up stories: Cactus salad and milkshakes...