What? No Recipes?
From Florida where they eat cactus:
Opuntia cochenillifera’s thornless pads are a fine addition to salads, omelets, soups and stir-fries….
One species long favored in Mexico for both food and medicine is Opuntia streptacantha, whose polysaccharides have been confirmed by modern research to stabilize blood sugar. For that reason it is used by many people with diabetes, either as a vegetable or in capsule form at health food stores.
And from Texas, where they also eat cactus:
Ranchers in Texas long ago resorted to burning the spines off prickly pear cactus with a flame thrower to make cow feed out of it.
Well, someone’s eating cactus there.