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.

Yield: Makes 8 to 10 servings
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 133
  • Calories from fat: 81%
  • Protein: 6.5g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated fat: 6.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 3.1g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Sodium: 222mg
  • Cholesterol: 12mg


  • 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. 1. Arrange tomatoes, cucumber, and cheese on a platter.
  2. 2. Mix lime juice and oil; pour evenly over salad. Add salt and pepper to taste.
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