All you have to do is wash the plant. Be very careful with the thorns because they hurt.
Despite Carla's warnings I still managed to prick myself.
Next, cut off all of the thorns and trim away the edges.
stone-crushed extra virgin olive oil, a pinch of sea salt, red pepper, and garlic. Also, I'm going to juice this tomorrow morning as well. I'm sure it will be delicious. Overall the plant has a very subtle taste and crisp texture. Nothing like anything I've tried before. Thanks Carla for broadening my horizons.