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Nopalito Pie

Margarita C. Hinojosa of Benavides is famous among Rio Grande Valley residents for her Nopalito Pie, which some think tastes…

Cactus Shrimp with Cactus-Lime-Butter Sauce

This spectacular dish from Jay’s Mesteña (offered in the restaurant as a special) features a brilliant fuschia sauce with a…

Josie’s Cactus Salad

This recipe from Josie Slonaker of Corpus Christi was judged Best of Show at the Texas Prickly Pear Council’s 1992…

Red Velvet Cake

You can find Adams Extract Co.'s recipes on the company's web site at www.adamsextract.com/recipe.html. Red Velvet Cake is also known…

Avocado Salsa

How hot is too hot? The answer varies from one salsa aficionado to another. For a milder salsa, devein and…

Matt’s Smoked Salsa

This recipe is adapted from one that appears in Matt Martinez’s Culinary Frontier: A Real Texas Cookbook by Matt Martinez…

Salsa Verde (1998)

Yield: 2 1/2 cups.

Raspberry Salsa

Mark Lashley, saucier, and Richard Wheatley, sous chef, both of Central Market in Austin, created this unusual salsa recipe especially…

Laura’s Salsa

Laura Patterson provides this recipe for a traditional red salsa. For variety, Laura suggests adding melted cheese, mashed avocado, or…

Spinach-Mushroom Lasagna

Yield: 6-8 servings  1 (15-oz.) carton ricotta cheese  1 egg, beaten  2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese, divided  1 (28-oz.) jar…

Spinach and Hearts of Palm Salad

Peggi Purcell of Austin, who says she likes to invent salads, shares this unusual spinach recipe. What to do with…
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