Chop Salad with Fresh Cheese
I’ve had so much fun working with Cacique!
This is a quick and easy recipe that I created using two types of Cacique cheese – Queso Fresco and Cotija.
It only takes a few minutes to prepare and works well for lunch or dinner.
Isn’t this salad pretty?
Yes, it tastes as good as it looks!
Strawberry season is one of my favorite times of year.
Fortunately, here in Southern California the season is long.
I’m able to get fresh strawberries for all but a couple months of the year.
I was excited when I saw the huge display of fresh berries at my local grocery store this week.
As a vegetarian and lover of fresh produce, I’m always looking for delicious ways to turn a salad into a balanced meal.
By adding queso fresco and cotija cheese, I get protein and other nutrients in addition to the nutrition from the fresh fruit and veggies.
The combination of flavors and textures are wonderful together.
The salad is quick and easy to make even if you are in a rush to get dinner on the table.
This recipe works well for a family meal.
If you’re having a crowd over for dinner or throwing a party, it’s easy to double or triple the recipe and prepare it ahead of time.
Just wait until you’re ready to serve to add in the olive oil, balsamic vinegar and cotija topping.
Click HERE for the complete recipe on the Cacique blog.
More from Mama Likes To Cook
Check out the rest of my vegetarian recipes, so you can get more great ideas for baking, cooking, blending and juicing.
- Strawberry Feta Spinach Salad
- Arugula Apple Salad with Blue Cheese
- Orange Pomegranate Salad
- Mandarin Salad with Sriracha Peanut Dressing
- Apricot Almond Salad
- Sugar Snap Pea Salad
- Fig and Fennel Salad with Lemon Dressing
- Vegan Mexican Avocado Salad
- Zucchini Mushroom Salad
- Blue Cheese and Roasted Pear Salad
- Roasted Beet Citrus Salad
- Pistachio Golden Beet Salad
- Grilled Corn Salad
- Authentic Caesar Salad
- Blueberry Blue Cheese Salad
- Berry Salad with Raspberry Vinaigrette
- Fennel Salad with Feta
- Edamame Peanut Salad
- Strawberry Fennel Salad
- Mediterranean Orzo Salad
- Dill Cucumber Chips
- Turmeric Refrigerator Pickles
- Feta Stuffed Cucumber Appetizer Bites
- Cider Vinegar Refrigerator Pickles
- Chilled Cucumber Avocado Soup
- Cucumber Avocado Salsa
- Cucumber Dill Salad
- Strawberry Cucumber Salsa
- Labne Cucumber Mint Dip
- Cucumber Lemonade
Balsamic Vinegar Recipes
- Air Fryer Beets
- Balsamic Collard Greens
- Balsamic Cabbage Steaks
- Sugar Snap Pea Salad
- Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
- Cranberry Kale Salad
- Watermelon Goat Cheese Salad
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