Once you add prickly pears to your fruit routine, you’ll be adding them to just about everything! Enjoy raw prickly pear as a snack, in salads, or stir it into yogurt and granola. Concoct creative compotes, sauces, sorbets and jellies with fresh prickly pear fruit and juice. Use them with other fruits and herbs to impart color and flavor to proteins, sauces and condiments.
There are varieties of prickly pear fruit that can have green, yellow, orange, magenta or red peels. Inside, the juicy, refreshing fruit ranges in color from yellow, orange and maroon. The flesh of these fruits is so colorful that they’re also prized for making dye.