Fresh Cheese Tostadas with Oaxacan Flavors

Tostadas de Queso Fresco con Sabor a Oaxaca
Servings: 6tostadas, serving 4 to 6 as a snack


  • 12 ounces Mexican queso fresco, cut into ½-inch cubes
  • 2 to 3tablespoons olive oil
  • 1teaspoon dried Mexican oregano
  • About 1/2teaspoon fresh black pepper, preferably coarsely ground
  • 6 tostadas (crisp-fried tortillas), homemade or store-bought
  • About 1/2cup (or more) Oaxacan Pasilla Salsa (linked below)
  • A handful of cilantro leaves, if you have it


In a medium bowl, combine the queso fresco with the oil, oregano and black pepper.  The flavor will be best if you let the mixture stand for a few minutes.  Pile a portion of the cheese mixture onto each tostada, then top with a spoonful of the Oaxacan Pasilla Salsa and some cilantro leaves if you have them. 

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