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Green Bean Salad with Sierra Brand Cotija Style Cheese from V&V Supremo


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This post is sponsored by V&V Supremo. All opinions are my own.

I didn't know that Mexicans have a sprinkling cheese that is similar to Parmesan. Coming from an Italian backyard I love to sprinkle cheese on everything.
V&V Supremo's Sierra Brand Cotija Style Cheese has a bold flavor that really livens up refried beans, soups, tacos, tostadas, enchiladas, pasta and salad.  

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I got this salad recipe off of V&V Supremo's website. Their site is filled with easy delicious recipes for each one of their products. This salad was a side dish with Paprika Chicken and I got as many compliments on the salad as I did the chicken. That is unheard of in my family... they noticed the vegetables because the cheese brought their attention to them! It was very exciting to see my kids take seconds of the salad.

Green Bean Salad with Cotija Cheese

by Printed with permission from Firebelly Marketing
Keywords: salad green beans

  • 1 pound green beans trimmed, cut into 1 inch length
  • 1 cup of roasted red bell pepper, blotted dry on paper towels, julienned
  • 3/4 cup of red onion, cut into half moons
  • 1 1/2 cups Sierra Brand Cotija Style Cheese from V&V Supremo, shaved
  • For Dressing:
  • 4 tablespoons of fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon of ground black pepper
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • For Garnish:
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds, toasted

1) In a large bowl whisk lime juice with salt, black pepper and red pepper flakes until salt is dissolved. Gradually add olive oil while whisking. Add onion and marinate for 15 minutes.
2) Add green beans, red bell pepper and toss.
3) Fold in cheese.
Serve with almond garnish.


  1. Dear Diane, this looks wonderful, crisp and refreshing. I have never tried cotija cheese before. However, I love using queso blanco in a lot of my meals...it is actually one of my favorites now. xo, Catherine

    1. Yes, I use queso blanco and fresco now instead of cheddar. It make Mexican dishes more authentic tasting. If you can find this cheese I think you would like it.

  2. We'd have to miss out the almonds because we're nut free (recent diagnosis) but it's been a long time since I've had green bean salad. You're making me get my thinking cap on.

    1. My daughter has a nut allergy so I didn't put them either. The salad was tasty without nuts.

  3. This salad looks really tasty - the beans and the almonds would go well together.

  4. I love green beans with almonds. This salad could easily become lunch for me!

  5. Looks delicious salad, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning

  6. What a delicious and beautiful salad!! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!


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