FOOD

Prickly Pear Limeade

When you're drifting along, with the tumbling tumbleweeds, you might set your eyes on a prickly pear, and not know what to do with it. Well, the answer is, this.

FOOD

Prickly Pear Limeade

When you're drifting along, with the tumbling tumbleweeds, you might set your eyes on a prickly pear, and not know what to do with it. Well, the answer is, this.

Ingredients

  • 4 prickly pears, yield slightly to pressure, similar to a ripe avocado
  • 3 strips of lime zest, about 1" long each, removed using veggie peeler
  • 1 small strip of fresh ginger, about 1" long and 1/4" wide, more or less to taste
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice, from 3-4 limes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2-3 tablespoons agave nectar, or to taste

Steps

  1. Slice prickly pear in half from top and bottom. Lay it flat, and with a paring knife, cut 1/4" into the skin, and pull the rest of the way off with your fingers ... kind of like a kiwi.
  2. Using a vegetable peeler, cut 3 strips of lime zest
  3. Skin your ginger, and then cut a 1"
  4. Add water and then agave
  5. Blend it together for about a minute, starting on low and increasing to medium high.
  6. Strain through cheesecloth-lined sieve, squeezing out as much of the liquid as possible
  7. Pour into glasses filled full of ice cubes and enjoy.