Queso Blanco Cucumber Salad

This bright, fresh salad with Hispanic-influenced flavors can also be made with homemade ricotta. Yields 4 servings as a side dish.


  • 2 medium cucumbers, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 cup queso blanco, cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onion
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • Crushed red pepper flakes, to taste

Photo by Jiri Hera



  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, and stir well.
  2. Serve immediately.

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Maggie Bullington lives in rural Alabama with her family of homesteaders. She gardens, assists with several home businesses, and tries new recipes with farm-fresh ingredients. Follow Maggie at TinyRanch.

Published on Jul 30, 2019

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