by Carolyn Niethammer
Photography by Robin Stancliff
This charming cookbook celebrates the joys of the prickly pear cactus. Its sharp spines guard a real treasure, savored from Mexico (Easy Nopalito Salsa) to the Mediterranean (Prickly Pear Tiramisù). Here are 60 enticing international recipes for the vivid fruit of the cactus, its refreshing juice, and its tender green pads, all of which are delicious, nutritious, and increasingly included in the treatment of diabetes.
Wild-food expert and master cook Carolyn Niethammer presents the latest medical research, lists many sources of prickly pear products, and guides readers through the simple process of cactus preparation. Mouthwatering recipes include prickly pear sorbet, frittata, soufflé, gelato, smoothies, main dishes, salads, sauces, margaritas, and much more.