Nopalitos Con Huevos Breakfast Tacos

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 25 mins

A different way to serve scrambled eggs. Makes a lovely breakfast for two.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook nopalitos in boiling water 10 minutes. Drain.
  2. Combine eggs and next 4 ingredients stir well with a whisk.
  3. Heat butter and oil in skillet over medium heat.
  4. Add the onion and garlic and sauté 2 minutes or until tender.
  5. Add the egg mixture, and cook until bottom begins to set, stirring gently to scramble.
  6. Stir in the tomato and nopalitos, and cook 1 minute.
  7. Wrap tortillas in foil and place in 325 degree oven for about 5 minutes.
  8. Spoon about 1/2 cup egg mixture onto each tortilla.
  9. Sprinkle evenly with minced cilantro, and fold in half.
Most Helpful

5 5

Lovely. We used flour tortillas and it made 4 or 5. Also used nopalitos from a jar since I don't have access to fresh, and used a large scoop of salsa since I didn't have a fresh tomato. They would probably be good with cheese or chorizo or bacon, but that might defeat the purpose of eating nopalitos (to reduce the risk of diabetes).

5 5

This is one of my all time favorite breakfasts to eat, as when I was in college, I ate nopalitos and eggs tacos often. It brings back great memories. Sometimes, I like to eat it along with fresh seasonal fruit. Thank you for sharing.

5 5

I found this to be a very easy and different dish to make. I've always wanted to try nopalitos, and this was the perfect opportunity. I recommend it highly for those who want to try something different and yet easy to put together.