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Xochimilco Mexican Restaurant
One Cactus Quesadilla


A cactus, onion, chile and garlic mixture fills warmed flour tortillas.


  • 3 ounces sliced cactus
  • 2 ounces sliced onions
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 or 2 Japanese chiles, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 or 2 dashes salt
  • 1 package flour tortillas


  1. Heat pan and add either oil or melted butter. Then cook cactus in the pan. Add onions and cook 5 to 6 minutes.
  2. After cactus is cooked, set aside.
  3. Heat tortillas on separate grill or pan.
  4. Add cheese to tortilla. Cook until the cheese melts and the tortilla is crisp. Then add garlic, chili powder and cilantro. Salt to taste.
  5. Add cactus mixture to the tortillas. Fold in half and serve!

Source: Xochimilco Mexican Restaurant, Sacramento, California

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