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Solterito Arequipeno

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Recipe By Chef Jose Garces, Chifa Restaurant

Queso Fresco is a soft Mexican cheese with 2.36 grams of fat in an ounce. The same quantity of part-skim mozzarella has 4 grams while feta and whole milk ricotta both have 6 grams. So try substituting this in other recipes.

Recipe taken from WHYY’s A Chef’s Guide to Good Cooking.

Serves 2


  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Grape seed oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 cup diced Queso Fresco
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup fresh shelled edamame (or frozen)
  • 1 cup green beans blanched
  • Cilantro


    1. Roast garlic dressing: Drizzle garlic with olive oil and salt, wrap in foil, bake for 35-45 minutes. Squeeze roasted garlic of their skin and add it to a bowl. Add white balsamic vinegar, grape seed oil and salt.
    2. Mix salad ingredients with dressing and serve with romaine leaves.

Reminder: The ingredients in a recipe determine if it should be eaten every day, some days, or on special occasions. It's up to you and you doctor to determine what can be part of a healthy diet for you and any special needs you may have.

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