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Skinny Queso Cheese Guacamole Dip

Skinny Queso Cheese Guacamole Dip

 

Ingredients

 

Queso Cheese

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 3/4 cup low sodium chicken broth
  • 1 1/4 cup unsweetened cashew milk or low-fat milk
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 4 ounces diced fire roasted green chilies
  • 4 pickled jalapeno pepper slices, minced
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
 

Guacamole

  • 3 avocados
  • 3 wedges fresh lime
  • sea salt, to taste
 

Optional Garnishes

  • fresh tomato, chopped
  • scallion, chopped
  • cilantro, chopped
 

Directions

1. To make queso Cheese, heat olive oil in a medium saucepan; add onion and garlic and sautรฉ until the onions are softened, but do not let brown, about 3-4 minutes. Add chicken broth, cashew milk, chopped tomato, green chilies and pickled jalapeno peppers; bring to a simmer, then let cook 10 minutes, covered.
2. Meanwhile, toss together shredded cheddar cheese, pepper jack cheese and cornstarch in a medium bowl. Gradually add cheese mixture in saucepan, stirring well until cheese is melted; turn off heat.
3. To make guacamole, mash avocado; add lime juice and salt and mix well; spread on bottom of serving platter.
4. Spoon queso cheese on top.
5. Garnish with tomatoes, scallion and cilantro, if desired.
6. Serve with carrot sticks, celery sticks and assorted bell pepper strips.
 
Recipe by Jeanette Chen of