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Happy Monday!!  I am excited to have finally decided to give Sweet Life a much needed makeover.  Muchos abrazos y besos a Chantilly for giving my space a total over haul.  Her patience, dedication and knowledge helped ease my nerves during the complete process. Thanks amiga!! Enjoy!      


Lightly fried corn tortillas dipped in a rich tomato sauce then filled with onion and queso fresco.  Sounds yummy, no?  Can you believe I detested this dish growing up? Yes, I hang my head in shame when plate after plate my kids quickly gobble them up.  I’m sure if it was the raw onion that would throw my younger self for a loop or the fact that my mom made them often.  She’s a smart one my mom, entomatadas are like Thor’s hammer to a  busy mom.  Few ingredients, easy prep and pocketbook friendly.  Smart.     


I enjoy the ease of this recipe as most of the ingredients are pantry staples for many Mexican kitchens. Take that back these days these ingredients can easily be found in any home kitchen and we continue to explore new cuisines, new flavors every day.  The sauce peaks in flavor with the bounty of summer tomatoes, so feel free to make a huge batch and freeze for winter.



Recipe from LaCocinadeLeslie.com


  • 4 large tomatoes, cut in quarters
  • Corn Tortillas
  • 8 oz. Queso Fresco, grated (or your favorite Mexican blend of cheese)
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped onion
  • Vegetable oil for frying


  1. Place the tomato chunks in a large saucepan; fill the saucepan with enough
  2. water to cover the tomatoes. Cook over medium heat until the tomatoes are soft.
  3. Let cool slightly.
  4. Puree the tomato chunks, along with 1 cup of the water they were cooked in, until smooth.
  5. Pour the tomato puree into the same saucepan. (Discard the cooking liquid before you do.) Season the tomato salsa with salt and simmer over low heat until heated thoroughly.
  6. While the tomato salsa is simmering, heat about 1/2 cup of vegetable oil in a medium skillet until very hot. Fry the corn tortillas, one at a time, in the hot oil for about 30 seconds on each side.
  7. Dip the tortillas in the tomato salsa, then transfer to a plate.
  8. Top each tortilla with 2 to 3 tablespoons of grated Queso Fresco and a little (or a lot of) chopped onion.
  9. Fold the tortilla in half as you would for a taco and transfer to a serving platter.
  10. To serve, ladle a little more of the tomato salsa over the entomatadas and garnish with more Queso Fresco.


Find Leslie’s original recipe here: http://www.lacocinadeleslie.com/2010/05/entomatadas.html


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34 Responses to Entomatadas

  1. I have never heard of entomatadas before. Sounds so easy, fresh and delicious!
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  2. Love the new look! & Your entomatadas look so delish! Can you recommend any queso fresco substitutes? I’ve never had it before, and don’t think I’ll be able to get it here.


  3. Absolutely delicious, makes me feel really hungry by looking at this.

  4. I’ve made Diana Kennedy’s version of this dish and loved it, simplicity is sometimes just so underrated! These look absolutely delicious :)

  5. first of all the new site is AMAZING! I love it- so professional yet down to earth. Just perfect in my opinion. Congrats on it. On another note – this recipe is divine. the queso with the onions and lightly fried tortilla- you have got me craving this now

  6. First of all the new site looks GORGEOUS. I’m pretty much in love.

    Second of all…how I have I lived my whole life without ever hearing of this dish?!?!? Sounds like quite the tragedy, in my opinion.

  7. I’d love to be able to make something like this, what a positively scrumptious dinner this would make!
    *kisses* HH

  8. Oh, your site looks fantastic- love it!! And the entomatadas…yeah, totally drool inducing :)

  9. love this and your blog looks wonderful Bonnie

  10. very nice makeover and the entomatadas are a nice way with which to celebrate the new look. ;-)

  11. First, I LOVE the new layout!!! Congrats!
    Second, I have never had, actually not even heard of these fried tortillas but as much as I’m afraid of frying I love eating some! YUM!

  12. That looks good! That is my kind of food.



  13. Vianney, I never had this Mexican dish…and from your description and pictures it sure looks delicious, tomatoes and queso fresco…yummie!
    Hope you are having a great week and thanks for this nice recipe :-)

  14. Wow, what a simple and delicious looking recipe! Thanks for sharing. I could definitely go for something like this for dinner this week! Too many hearty meals lately, haha.

  15. Love it! Classic and sleek. The entomatadas add such lovely color, too! =)

  16. The site looks awesome! Que talento among all the women who helped…and Vianney, it always is wonderful here.
    Love the print recipe button!

  17. Entomatadas…that’s something I still haven’t tried..looks mouthwatering.

  18. as much Mexican food as I’ve had, I don’t think I’ve ever had these! Que rico. Tienen sabor como la enchilada??

  19. My son’s favorite dish! I want to make your version of entomatadas next. Your site looks beautiful!

  20. Delish! This recipe is a new one for me. Thanks for sharing:)

  21. Your pictures are so appealing! Que bonito se ve! The site looks great too! Love the cleand and fresh look :)

  22. Mi tia makes me entomatadas for breakfast whenever I see her.

    The blog looks great!

  23. I love entomatadas, I use to eat them all the time when I was in college, you know cheap, fast and delicious!

    I need to make them one of this days!

  24. These look great! Mexican food is one cuisine I’m afraid I’ll mess up because my secretary (who is Mexican) makes it so delicious.

  25. Love the new look!!! And well you know I LOVE entomatadas. Just looking at them remind me of my abuelito! :)

  26. you make everything look so good and easy to make… this is nothing but pure good eating…
    love your new digs…

  27. Vianney, this sounds delicious! Thanks so much for including me in your blog redesign. :) I will definitely try this with the hubby…I’m always looking for great meatless recipes to make for my carnivorous Texan hubs. ;)

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