Xochimilco Mexican Restaurant Cactus Quesadilla


  • 3 oz sliced cactus
  • 8 oz sliced onions
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 or 2 Japanese chiles, minced
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 or 2 dashes salt
  • 1 package flour tortillas


Heat pan and add either oil or melted butter. Then cook cactus in the pan. Add onions and cook 5 to 6 minutes.

After cactus is cooked, set aside.

Heat tortillas on separate grill or pan.

Then add cheese to tortilla. Cook until the cheese melts and the tortilla is crisp. Then add garlic, chili powder and cilantro. Salt to taste.

Then add cactus mixture to the tortillas. Fold in half and serve!/p> Makes 4
Source: Xochimilco Mexican Restaurant, Sacramento, CA

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