During the week of May 8 – May 15, veggie boxes will have “Nopales” – Pear Pad Cactus “paddles” or “pads” of the genus Opuntia, family Cactaceae
Here’s a video on how to clean the pads, or remove the thorns.
Another video on how to peel / clean the “Nopales”
In both videos, they use a knife, scrape off the pricklies, and then trim off the sides.
Health Benefits / Nutrition of Nopales
Cactus Pad Recipes