I attended a cactus tasting event in Hester hall today. The room was packed with people and there was a table set up in the front, where different cactus dishes/drinks were being prepared. We first watched a video about how cactus is prepared and the different ways it can be eaten. Here’s a short video:
At this event, cactus salad and cactus juice were prepared. For the salad, the cooked cactus was cut into pieces and mixed with chopped onions, chopped tomatoes, cilantro, and freshly squeezed lemon juice. As for the cactus juice, pieces of cactus and coconut juice were mixed together in a blender. Here’s a picture of my share of the salad and the juice:
Cactus does feel and taste like okra. I would definitely try it again!