Mango-Avocado Salad with Panela Croutons is drizzled with delicious Chipotle Crema Mexicana. It's a main course salad that also works as a side or first course. Your guests begging for more!
This is a sponsored post by Cacique Inc. and Society Culinaria. As always, all opinions are my own.
Panela Cheese Croutons
When you cut Cacique's Panela cheese and fry it over high heat in a bit of oil, you can sear it -- just as you would steak. No joke!
Rather than melt into a sauce, the surface of this delicious cheese caramelizes and becomes crisp. Fried Panela cheese is absolutely amazing!
When I tasted a fried piece of the Panela at the blogger immersion event Cacique headquarters, I was blown away.
If my eyes were closed, and I didn't know what I was eating, I might have thought it was a crisp piece of buttered toast. That is exactly what it tasted like. Hence, the Panela Croutons.
I love how all of the fresh ingredients look together -- and they taste even better.
So when writing my third recipe for Cacique, I knew I had to include this fried Panela deliciousness, so I made croutons -- garlicky croutons! And they're unbelievably tasty among the other ingredients in this salad.
When to Serve it
While this salad would be lovely as a side dish or first course, it’s a perfect entrée since it’s truly a meal unto itself. I might add a loaf of rustic bread, but that's it.
Mango-Avocado Salad is a mix of sweet and spicy, fresh and healthy, and crunchy and soft -- all at once! I think you will absolutely love it!
The recipe for this scrumptious Mango-Avocado Salad with Panela Croutons and Chipotle Crema Mexicana is currently being featured here on the Cacique USA blog.
The croutons would also be a delicious twist in this Fried Lemon Caesar Salad.
Oh, and if you're here for the mangoes and avocados, you'll love this Mango Avocado Stack with Pesto.
I definitely have to try this, if I have the ingredients I'll do it tonight! Thanks for sharing 🙂
Thank you! I hope you enjoy it! 😀
I see panela in the corner Latin market near my house sitting right next to the other Cacique cheese I usually buy but I've never tried it. Sounds delicious. GREG
Greg, I hope you try it. I want to know what you think when you do. 🙂
Wow - this sounds great. Like Greg, I see it around but never knew what to do with it. Now I know!
I hope you like it, David. Panela is so unique and versatile. You can also crumble it. 😀
Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious
Yeah, THAT needs to happen at MY house!
Fantastic recipe! I have seen Panela at the grocery store and never though to learn about the cheese. I welcome the introduction!
Thanks, Deb. Hope you try it. I love how it almost tastes like buttered toast! 🙂