It was really tough to figure out what to make with only 24 hours and even less time with daylight to take somewhat visible pictures. These aren’t exactly my best, but I did the bets I could. I used the recipe provided from Tastemade and you should really go there and check it out.
This blog could truthfully be a lesson on how to be disappointed but to roll with it anyway. Raw prickly pears were not delicious like I wanted. I wanted some sweet maybe tangy fruit to just melt in my mouth. Instead I got a weird slush with seeds I kept spitting out and losing some of the juice.
Most of the recipes I found were utilizing the juice of the prickly pear and it seemed more and more to be used as more of a flavoring agent than a pick it up and eat it thing. When life gives you prickly pears, make some prickly pear limeade after spending half a day trying to figure out what to make with them. Ingredient list is short and I’m not completely sold on the sweetener has to be agave nectar, but I thought it would be neat to try as a side thing.
I had to deal with the seeds though. There is no way I could just ignore those awful things. The trick is to blend it up for a bit and put it through a sieve/colander/something to catch the bits for you.
This was more like it. The tangy limes really made the cactus fruit have more of a flavor to it and the sweetener made it more palatable. I still can’t figure out what exactly that flavor is other than the lime and agave but there was something else mingling in there that just clicked with the other ingredients. I must also say a little bit of tequila may turn this into something amazing.