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Skinny Queso Cheese Guacamole Dip - no guilt with this lightened up double layer dip, perfect for gameday

Skinny Queso Cheese Guacamole Dip

Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8

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

Instructions

Queso Cheese

  1. Heat olive oil in a medium saucepan; add onion and garlic and sauté until onions are softened, but do not let brown, about 3-4 minutes. Add chicken broth, cashew milk, tomato, green chilies and jalapeno peppers; bring to a simmer, then let cook 10 minutes, covered.
  2. Meanwhile, toss together shredded cheddar cheese, pepper jack cheese and cornstarch. Gradually add cheese mixture to liquid mixture in saucepan, stirring well until cheese is melted; turn off heat.

Guacamole and Assembly

  1. Mash avocado; add lime juice and salt and mix well; spread on bottom of serving platter.
  2. Spoon Queso Cheese on top.
  3. Garnish with tomatoes, scallion, and cilantro, if desired.
  4. Serve with carrot sticks, celery sticks, and assorted bell pepper strips.