- Make the salad: Blanch nopalitos in boiling salted water for 1 minute. Strain and rinse under cold water. In a bowl, combine nopalitos with salt, onions, radishes, lime juice, and olive oil. Add more lime and salt to taste.
- Make the pork: Preheat oven to 400 degrees and place a baking rack inside of a roasting pan. Mix thyme, garlic, salt, and pepper together and thoroughly coat pork loin. Place loin fat side up into the roasting pan, then into oven. Cook until pork reaches an internal temperature of 155 degrees, about 30 minutes. Allow to rest for 10 minutes, and then carve into ½-inch slices. To serve, place salad alongside pork and garnish with Turk’s Cap petals.