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Cotija Cheese Salsa

Rated as 3 out of 5 Stars

"This is an excellent, fresh-tasting dip. It is a sort of dry salsa that uses cotija Mexican cheese. The cheese is a crumbly, salty cheese that is very good. You could make this and eat it with corn tortilla chips or add as a garnish to any Mexican-style meal. Without the seeds it is very mild for even a young guest, but can be hotter if you leave in the seeds. Our guests always love it."
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20 m servings 176
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Remove seeds from chile peppers and discard. Chop peppers and place in a bowl.
  2. Add cotija cheese, tomatoes, onion, and cilantro; mix together. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve.


  • Cook's Note:
  • I use Cacique® cotija which is very easy to find in the Southwest.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 176 calories; 12.8 6 9.8 45 484 Full nutrition

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Made as written and this was more what I would call a pico than a salsa. It was impossible to dip with chips. Neither one of us cared for it much. The cotija overpowered everything and it was wa...