Yields Makes 8 to 10 servings
AuthorElena Cota, San Diego, California,
Notes: Panela, a mild Mexican-style cheese that tastes much like fresh mozzarella, is available in well-stocked supermarkets and Latino food markets. Use fresh mozzarella as an alternative.

How to Make It

Step 1
1

Arrange tomatoes, cucumber, and cheese on a platter.

Step 2
2

Mix lime juice and oil; pour evenly over salad. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Ingredients

 3 firm-ripe tomatoes (6 oz. each), rinsed, cored, and sliced
 1 cucumber (1/2 lb.), peeled and thinly sliced
 3/4 pound panela cheese, thinly sliced
 1/4 cup lime juice
 2 tablespoons olive oil
  Salt and pepper

Directions

Step 1
1

Arrange tomatoes, cucumber, and cheese on a platter.

Step 2
2

Mix lime juice and oil; pour evenly over salad. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Tomato Cucumber Salad with Panela Cheese