2 large nopal pads (cactus leaves) to prepare as below or 1 cup bottled sliced nopalitos (cactus leaves)
½ large onion, sliced and cut in half
1 fresh Roma tomatoes, diced
1/2 carrot, shredded
1/4 Tsp Ground Oregano
1/4 Tsp Italian Seasoning
1/2 to 1 jalapeno pepper, deveined and chopped (optional for hotness)
1/2 bell pepper (orange or red or 1/4 of each), in strips
Tomato Sauce
black pepper
shredded cheese
1 flour tortilla


Clean nopalitos (cactus leaves) with a peeler or a small paring knife. Make sure to remove all the thorns and nods paying special attention to the edges of the pads.

Cut in bite size pieces and boil with onion for 20-25 minutes or until tender. Add salt to taste. Drain.

OR remove bottled nopalitos (cactus leaves) from the water they are in and boil in fresh water for about 2 minutes in boiling water.

Take a flour tortilla and set it on a pizza sheet and spread tomato sauce on it.

Sprinkle oregano, Italian Seasoning, salt and black pepper on sauce and swirl it in sauce.

Add all ingredients on top of sauce with shredded cheese added last.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 to 15 minutes or until tortilla is crispy toasted or to you likeness.