What? Cactus on sale? I grabbed 2. Never had them before so I wasn’t sure how much it would yield, but seemed like it would be fun to give it a try.

Took off the prickly thorns by scraping it with a knife, trimming the edges and then washed the paddle. Cut it into pieces, and the inside was a little slimy like okra.
Pretty basic with some tomato, onion, ground beef and cactus.

Served the cactus gumbo over rice and dinner was ready.

So cactus reminded me of bell peppers and was a bit tangy/sour. The gumbo was tangy as well, but could be because of the can of tomatoes involved. Felt pretty adventurous and now I can say I’ve had cactus before.