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Level: Moderate

Prep Time:

25 Minutes

Region:

Central Mexico
V&V Products Used:
Queso Fresco Queso Fresco » Queso Rancherito® Queso *Rancherito® »
Queso Cotija® Queso Cotija® »

Green Chile and Cheese Snack

This recipe is from
V&V Supremo®
Servings: 8

 

Chilaca chiles, or fresh pasillas are often found in Michoacán, and vary greatly in heat level.  Even when quite hot, however, their complex roasted green chile flavor comes through and provides a unique touch to dishes such as the following.

 

Ingredients


 

4 Chilaca chiles, roasted, peeled, diced (see “Preparing Poblano Chiles”)

 

1 ½ cups V&V SUPREMO® QUESO FRESCO or QUESO *RANCHERITO®, crumbled

 

1 small onion, diced

 

2 Tbsp. V&V SUPREMO®SIERRA® COTIJA cheese

 

¼ cup epazote, chopped 

 

½ Tbsp lime juice

 

salt to taste

 

1 tomato, diced

 

¼ cup cilantro, chopped 

 

tortilla chips

 

Preparation

  1. Combine first 6 ingredients in a bowl. Mix well, taste for salt.
  2. Mound about 1½ teaspoons of mixture on each chip.

 

 

SERVING: Top with chopped tomato  and cilantro.

 

VARIATIONSUse one poblano chile

 instead of chilacas for less heat.

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