Prickly Pear Frozen Margarita

Prickly Pear Frozen Margarita
Staff Writer
Prickly Pear Frozen Margarita
"Muy Bueno," Courtesy of Hippocrene Books, Inc.
Prickly Pear Frozen Margarita

This margarita comes from Muy Bueno: Three Generations of Authentic Mexican Flavor by Yvette Marquez-Sharpnack, Veronica Gonzalez-Smith, and Evanglina Soza, courtesy of Hippocrene Books, Inc. The author of the recipe writes: Grandma had several nopales (cactus paddles) growing along the fence in her backyard in El Paso. Together we would pick the tunas (prickly pears) off the cactus, peel, and eat the sweet fruit. As a tribute to my Grandma – who loved her tunas and color de rosa (the color pink) – I dedicate this beautiful pink margarita in her honor.”

6
Servings
657
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • prickly pears, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4  Cup  water
  • 3 1/2  Cups  crushed ice
  • 3  Ounces  freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 3  Ounces  frozen limeade
  • 6  Ounces  Silver Tequila
  • 4 1/2  Ounces  Triple Sec
  • 3  Tablespoons  simple syrup
  • Star fruit slices or lime wedges and coarse salt for garnish

Directions

In a blender, blend prickly pears with water to make a puree. Strain into a bowl and discard seeds. Place crushed ice in a blender. Add prickly pear puree, lime juice, limeade, tequila, triple sec, and simple syrup; cover and pulse ingredients.

Garnish the edges of 6 margarita glasses with coarse salt. Pour pear mixture into the glasses; add a star fruit slice or a lime wedge to each glass for a garnish and serve immediately.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
20g
29%
Sugar
37g
41%
Saturated Fat
7g
29%
Cholesterol
19mg
6%
Carbohydrate, by difference
109g
84%
Protein
12g
26%
Vitamin A, RAE
491µg
70%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
5mg
7%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
331mg
33%
Choline, total
6mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
6g
24%
Folate, total
256µg
64%
Iron, Fe
9mg
50%
Magnesium, Mg
47mg
15%
Manganese, Mn
1mg
56%
Niacin
9mg
64%
Phosphorus, P
184mg
26%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
5µg
9%
Sodium, Na
639mg
43%
Thiamin
1mg
91%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
46g
2%
Zinc, Zn
4mg
50%

Prickly Pear Shopping Tip

Buying fruits in season when they are at the peak of their freshness make for great tasting food and can save you money.

Prickly Pear Cooking Tip

Don’t throw out your overripe fruit – instead blend into a smoothie or salad dressing, add to muffin batter, bake into a cobbler, or boil down with sugar and a little lemon juice to make jam.