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Corn Salad With Queso Fresco - Ensalada De Choclo

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“This salad is accompanies many Latin meals. It has a simple lime dressing that allows the fresh flavors of the ingredients to shine. Corn, onions, cilantro, red pepper, and cubes of queso fresco (farmer's cheese) are tossed with a little bit of vegetable oil, lime juice, salt and pepper. If you can find frozen Andean choclo corn at your local Latin grocery, it is fantastic in this light, refreshing, and nutritious salad.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 3 cups cooked corn kernels (frozen Andean choclo, if possible)
  • 1 red pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 red onion, finely chopped
  • 8 ounces queso fresco (queso blanco, farmers cheese, or other fresh, unaged white cheese)
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil or 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 lime, juice of
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. 1.Whisk lime juice into oil and season with salt and pepper.
  2. 2.Gently toss all ingredients together. Taste and season with salt and pepper as desired.
  3. 3.Serve chilled.

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