Queso blanco dip
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Creamy, gooey, with a hint of pepper heat—our queso blanco dip is sure to hit the spot. A few key things will ensure success: First, make sure that you shred the cheese from a block; preshredded cheese is coated with anti-caking agents that might make for a gritty texture. Next, be patient as you cook so that the cheese and milk don’t curdle. The first stage of cooking, over medium-low heat, will just melt the cheese. The second stage, over low heat, will get the mixture hot enough to activate the thickening powers of the cornstarch.
Pepper jack cheese
4 oz, shredded
Plain unsweetened almond milk
2 tbsp(s), chopped
1 tbsp(s), minced (optional)
- In a small saucepan, toss cheese with cornstarch, garlic powder, and cumin. Add almond milk. Cook over medium-low heat, stirring frequently, until cheese melts, about 5 minutes. Decrease heat to low; cook, stirring almost constantly, until thickened, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in scallions.
- Spoon dip into a bowl; top with tomatoes, if desired.
- Serving size: about ¼ cup
We made this with full-fat cheese instead of reduced-fat cheese because the texture of the dip is much more smooth and creamy.