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Queso blanco dip

3
3
3
SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
20 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
10 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy
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.

Ingredients

Pepper Jack cheese

4 oz, shredded

Cornstarch

4 tsp

Garlic powder

¼ tsp

Ground cumin

¼ tsp

Plain unsweetened almond milk

1 cup(s)

Uncooked scallion(s)

2 Tbsp, chopped

Grape tomatoes

1 Tbsp, minced (optional)

Instructions

  1. 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.
  2. Serving size: about ¼ cup

Notes

We made this with full-fat cheese instead of reduced-fat cheese because the texture of the dip is much more smooth and creamy.