Tomatillo, Tomato, and Panela Salad

Panela is a mild Mexican-style cheese found in many supermarkets; if you can't find it, use mozzarella cheese instead.
Makes 4 servings


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1/2 pound tomatillos
1/4 cup orange juice
1/4 cup lime juice
About 1/4 teaspoon salt
About 1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 pound firm-ripe tomatoes
1/8 pound panela cheese
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro leaves


1. Pull off and discard the tomatillo husks. Rinse tomatillos and thinly slice into a bowl.

2. Add orange juice, lime juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; mix gently.

3. Rinse, core, and thinly slice tomatoes. Cut cheese into very thin slices. Arrange both on a flat plate.

4. Spoon tomatillo mixture over tomatoes and cheese. Sprinkle with cilantro; season to taste with salt and pepper. Accompany with chili-cumin chips.

Created date

October 2003

Nutritional Information

Calories 160
Caloriesfromfat 27 %
Protein 6.3 g
Fat 4.8 g
Satfat 2.6 g
Carbohydrate 26 g
Fiber 1.7 g
Sodium 492 mg
Cholesterol 5.2 mg