Cowboy Caviar and Queso Panela

As we continue to soak up the summer, Melissa Silva, owner of El Burrito Mercado, joins us today to share her pro-tips on some unbeatable summer recipes!

Try out her recipes today!

Cowboy Caviar


  • Red onion
  • Red and green pepper
  • Jalapenos
  • Corn
  • Beans and cilantro


  1. Roast poblano pepper on an open flame
  2. Slice and remove stem and seeds
  3. Roast corn and chop it off of the cob, add to mix
  4. Make this as a salad or a garnish!

Tips for when making Queso Panela

  • Slice into long slices
  • Pre-heat a skillet or non-stick pan with some oil
  • Add cheese and turn on each side after about 15 seconds on each side until golden brown
  • Ideas:
    • Warm salsa or sauce, add to the pan with queso to make tacos
    • Dip the cheese in whipped egg, dip in breading mixture and bake or fry in a pan
    • Drizzle honey on the toasted queso and place on bread slices with apple or peach slices
    • You can add Mexican cheese to your Cowboy Caviar
    • Sear on a pan