At the recent request of one of my friends, I have been working on making queso dip that does not involve fluorescent, processed cheese. Searching online led to a lot of dead ends with the dreaded velveeta, so I went with a very simple creamy cheese sauce with a kick.
Easy Queso Dip
4 oz. reduced fat cream cheese
1/4 cup milk
1/2 cup shredded cheese - I used a Mexican four cheese blend. A cheddar jack mix would work as well. It's important to have some blend that includes an easy melting cheese, all cheddar will give it a grainy texture.
1/4 cup salsa - I used hot
hot sauce, for topping
In a saucepan over medium low heat, soften the cream cheese with a couple Tablespoons of milk.
When mixture is melted and creamy, slowly add the cheese, stirring well.
Add milk, one Tablespoon at a time, until desired consistency.
Stir in salsa and mix well.
Top with hot sauce and serve with tortilla chips.
I was not on my game yesterday. I did not plan an elaborate Mexican meal. Instead I tried to go to my eye doctor appointment at the wrong office, and forgot my glasses and contact case. By the time I got home, I wanted a supper that came together quickly and easily.
This is just a simple black bean and brown rice bowl (the perfect complete protein combo), topped with tomato, mango, avocado, a squeeze of lime, and a sprinkle of cheese. Served with chips for scooping, it hit the spot.