D’Arrigo Bros., Salinas, Calif., is holding a nopalitos — cactus leaves — cooking contest Sept. 16 and is seeking submissions for the event.

The Andy Boy Nopalitos Recipe Cook-Off will be at the Culinary Center of Monterey, Monterey, Calif., according to a news release.
The company is asking for recipes to be sent by Aug. 29 to cpizarro@darrigo.com, by fax to (831) 455-4301 or by mail to P.O. Box 850, Salinas, CA 93902.

First prize is $750; second prize is $450; and third prize is $150, and photos of the winners and their recipes will be posted at www.andyboy.com and www.culinarycenterofmonterey.com, according to the release.

For more information on the “Get a Spine and Eat a Cactus” event call (831) 455-4315 and ask for Claudia Pizarro.

D’Arrigo Bros. plans cactus cooking contest