Ricotta-Poblano Tacos

Tacos de Requesón y Chile Poblano
Servings: 2cups, 8 tacos


  • 4 garlic cloves, unpeeled
  • 2fresh poblano chiles
  • 1cup ricotta cheese (the freshest you can find)
  • 4teaspoons chopped fresh herbs (such as cilantro, epazote, thyme, marjoram)
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 or 4 radishes, thinly sliced or cut into matchsticks
  • A few tablespoons chopped white onion, for garnish
  • Big, beautiful sprigs of cilantro, for garnish


Make the filling. On an ungreased griddle or small, heavy skillet set over medium heat, roast the garlic, turning frequently, until blackened in spots and soft to the touch, about 15 minutes. Cool, peel off the papery skins, then finely chop. Roast the chiles directly over a gas flame or 4 inches below a very hot broiler until blackened on all sides, about 5 minutes for open flame, about 10 minutes for broiler.  Cover with a kitchen towel and let stand 5 minutes.  Peel, pull out the stem and seed pod, then rinse briefly to remove bits of seeds and stray bits of skin. Chop the chiles into 1/4-inch bits. In a medium-size bowl, mix together the garlic, ricotta, fresh herbs and two-thirds of the chopped chiles. Taste and season with the salt (usually about 1 teaspoon) and pepper (usually about 1/2 teaspoon). 

Serve.  Sprinkle the remaining poblano over the filling and set out with the radishes, onion, cilantro and warm tortillas for everyone to make tacos.  


  1. I use Panela instead of ricotta… more authentic & definitely cheaper … and don’t EVER substitute chiles en adobo for roasted poblanos unless you want to burn your face off,… the pickled jalapeños would be way too much vinegar & wreck this taco. Use an Aneheim, Hatch or even hungarian wax peppers if you can’t find poblanos…. but make no mistake… this is a YUMMY veggie taco!

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