Skinny Queso Dip

An amazingly cheesy and creamy dip that you can enjoy guilt-free. It’s so good, you’ll want to eat this with a spoon!

Skinny Queso Dip - An amazingly cheesy and creamy dip that you can enjoy guilt-free. It's so good, you'll want to eat this with a spoon!

Queso dip. Oh-so-cheesy, creamy queso dip. It’s my ultimate weakness. And in an ideal world, I’d have queso dip every. single. day. But since I’m in the middle of training for a half marathon, I had to cut back on a lot of artery-clogging foods. So in an attempt to get my queso fix, I decided to make a skinny version, and boy, was I in for a treat.

Skinny Queso Dip - An amazingly cheesy and creamy dip that you can enjoy guilt-free. It's so good, you'll want to eat this with a spoon!

You would be amazed as to how you can lighten this up by swapping out just a few ingredients, like substituting heavy cream for Silk Unsweetened Coconut Milk. Now if you’ve never had coconut milk, it is wonderfully creamy and rich, and a much healthier substitute than heavy cream. It also contains important nutrients like vitamin C and iron. And the best part about this substitute is that it doesn’t even taste “skinny”!

Skinny Queso Dip - An amazingly cheesy and creamy dip that you can enjoy guilt-free. It's so good, you'll want to eat this with a spoon!

So there you have it – an amazingly creamy, cheesy queso dip lightened up with coconut milk without compromising taste. It’s so good – you’ll want to dig in with a spoon! Who needs chips anyway?

Skinny Queso Dip

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time 20 minutes

Yield 8 servings

Skinny Queso Dip

An amazingly cheesy and creamy dip that you can enjoy guilt-free. It's so good, you'll want to eat this with a spoon!

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and diced
  • 1 Roma tomato, diced, plus more for garnish
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 cups Silk Unsweetened Coconut Milk
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 avocado, halved, seeded, peeled and diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves

Instructions

  • Melt butter in a medium saucepan over medium high heat. Add garlic and jalapeno, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in tomato until softened, about 1-2 minutes.
  • Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute. Gradually whisk in coconut milk, and cook, whisking constantly, until slightly thickened, about 4-5 minutes.
  • Stir in cheeses, a handful at a time, until smooth, about 1-2 minutes. Stir in chili powder and cumin; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in Greek yogurt until well combined, about 1 minute.
  • Serve immediately, garnished with tomatoes, avocado and cilantro, if desired.

Notes

To reheat, place in microwave and stir in 30-second intervals. Add milk as needed until desired consistency is reached.

Adapted from Five Heart Home

http://damndelicious.net/2014/06/18/skinny-queso-dip/

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Silk. All opinions expressed are my own.