Tomato Cucumber Salad with Panela Cheese

Notes: Panela, a mild Mexican-style cheese that tastes much like fresh mozzarella, is available in well-stocked supermarkets and Latino food markets. Use fresh mozzarella as an alternative.


Makes 8 to 10 servings

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Nutritional Information

Calories 133
Caloriesfromfat 81 %
Protein 6.5 g
Fat 12 g
Satfat 6.4 g
Carbohydrate 3.1 g
Fiber 0.8 g
Sodium 222 mg
Cholesterol 12 mg


3 firm-ripe tomatoes (6 oz. each), rinsed, cored, and sliced
1 cucumber (1/2 lb.), peeled and thinly sliced
3/4 pound panela cheese, thinly sliced
1/4 cup lime juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
Salt and pepper


1. Arrange tomatoes, cucumber, and cheese on a platter.

2. Mix lime juice and oil; pour evenly over salad. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Elena Cota, San Diego, California,


July 1999
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