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Soledad's Cheese Appetizer

Courses: Starters and appetizers
Serves: 8 people

Recipe Ingredients

12   Tomatillos - peeled
4   Garlic cloves
1   Jalapeñno - (to 3) - see * Note
1   Cilantro
  Salt - to taste
2   Avocados
1   Queso fresco - (6 oz)
2   Small corn tortillas

Recipe Instructions

* Note: Use 1 jalapeño for mild salsa, 2 for medium salsa, and 3 for a hot salsa)

In a molcajete or food processor, grind together tomatillos, garlic, jalapeños to taste and cilantro to make chunky salsa. Do not over-mix. Add salt to taste.

Pit avocados and slice into thin strips. Crumble cheese into large chunks. Gently add avocados and cheese to salsa. (Alternatively, cut cheese into wedges and serve with avocado slices alongside salsa.)

This recipe yields 6 to 8 servings.

Each of 8 servings: 351 calories; 338 mg sodium; 11 mg cholesterol; 16 grams fat; 44 grams carbohydrates; 12 grams protein; 4.06 grams fiber.

The Los Angeles Times, 03-29-2000


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