Requeson cheese with fried tortilla triangles: Resqueson botanero con totopos

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Karen Hursh Graber

Requesón is a soft, white cheese, similar to ricotta in consistency, though not as sweet. If ricotta is used in place of requesón, blending it with cottage cheese until smooth will produce a taste similar to true requesón.

This recipe is quick, easy, and can be prepared a few hours ahead if necessary, making it handy for parties.


  • 1 lb requesón, or a blend of ricotta and cottage cheese
  • 1/2 cup milk (eliminate if using the ricotta-cottage cheese blend)
  • 1 cup seeded, diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions or scallions
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 3-4 jalapeño chiles, seeded or not, according to taste
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • salt to taste


Using a fork, blend the requesón and milk, until a smooth consistency is achieved; alternatively, blend the ricotta and cottage cheese until smooth.

Add remaining ingredients, mix well, and serve with totopos – tortillas cut into triangles and fried in vegetable oil until crisp – or tortilla chips.

Serves 8-12.


Link to source article
A guide to Mexican cheeses: Recipes

Published or Updated on: November 1, 2000 by Karen Hursh Graber © 2000
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