Nopales (prickly pear cactus) is native to Mexico and famous for its health benefits including its high potassium content. Look for the cactus paddles already cleaned of their thorns at your local Latino grocer.
This refreshing drink is popular in Mexico and some other Latin American countries. The words “agua fresca” mean “fresh water” in Spanish. This version is made without a blender.
Jambalaya is a famous Creole rice dish that is filling and usually made with shrimp, chicken, and sausage. Our version with just vegetables still packs the same spicy heat as always. If you like even more heat, serve with your favorite hot sauce.