Cheese and Nopal Stack with Chili Vinaigrette

La Cocina Mexicana de Pily
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Cheese and Nopal Stack with Chili Vinaigrette Recipe
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Description

This recipe for Cheese and Nopal Stack with Chili Vinaigrette makes a fun addition to the dinner table or can be served as a savory starter. Nopal is another name for prickly pear. The addition of nopal to this recipe makes it a fun and unique one that you will not soon forget. Made by layering seared manchego cheese, seared nopal, and fresh tomato slices, these Cheese and Nopal Stacks are covered in a spicy chili vinaigrette prepared beforehand, see recipe instructions.

Ingredients

  • 3 guajillo chili peppers
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • salt
  • 0.5 kilograms queso panela (or ricotta cheese or high moisture mozzarella)
  • 6 tomatoes
  • 6 nopales (tender, cactus)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup vinaigrette (chili)

Directions

  1. Rinse the chilies, remove the seeds, and soak in 1 cup hot water until soft. Drain and pat dry.
  2. In a blender, add the chilies, oil, vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt to taste.
  3. Puree and drain.
  4. Refrigerate before serving.
  5. Slice the cheese and tomatoes into 1-centimeter slices.
  6. With a cookie cutter, cut out circles of nopales.
  7. In a saucepan, heat the olive oil. Sear the nopales and cheese on both sides. Remove and set aside.
  8. Plate by layers: 1 nopal circle, 1 cheese slice, 1 tomato slice. Repeat.
  9. Dress with the chili vinaigrette and serve.
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NutritionView more

450Calories
Sodium18%DV420mg
Fat65%DV42g
Protein18%DV9g
Carbs4%DV12g
Fiber4%DV1g

PER SERVING *

Calories450Calories from Fat380
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Fat42g65%
Saturated Fat14g70%
Trans Fat
Cholesterol60mg20%
Sodium420mg18%
Potassium450mg13%
Protein9g18%
Calories from Fat380
% DAILY VALUE*
Total Carbohydrate12g4%
Dietary Fiber1g4%
Sugars10g20%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
Calcium
Iron

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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