Recipe: Stir-Fried Queso Blanco

Here’s an unusual way to prepare a soft, mild cheese and add a savory twist!


  • 1 Lb. queso blanco, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 small purple onion, peeled and sliced thin
  • 1 cup sliced red and yellow bell peppers
  • 1 cup thinly sliced cabbage
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/2 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 cup marinade (ingredients below)
  • 1 cup sour kombucha or apple cider vinegar (for marinade)
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped parsley (for marinade)
  • 1 Tbsp. soy sauce (for marinade)


  1. Marinate the queso blanco cubes in a large, covered bowl in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  2. Heat the oil in a wok over medium heat. Add cheese, marinade, onions, peppers, cabbage, mushrooms, almonds, and garlic. Stir-fry for 3 to 4 minutes over medium-high heat.
  3. Cover and cook for 5 minutes longer. Keep stirring occasionally to prevent scorching or sticking.

Serve over a bed of hot white rice or linguini.

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At A Glance

PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 1 hour, 10 minutes
TOTAL: 1 hour, 20 minutes
YIELD: 4 servings