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Ridiculously Easy Queso Fresco "Dip"

Jillian Eileen

"On a recent trip to the local Costco®, I ended up purchasing a huge thing of queso fresco, or Mexican white cheese. Not sure what to do with it, I created this modified dip that goes perfectly with any Mexican-themed meal! It's so ridiculously easy, and looks much more refined than classic chile con queso. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy! Reheat as needed."
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2 h 13 m servings 79 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

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  1. Slice queso fresco in half horizontally, creating 2 rounds. Transfer to a shallow microwave-safe baking dish.
  2. Spread salsa evenly over queso fresco and pour any residual juices around the dish for the queso fresco to marinate in. Top with cilantro, jalapeno, and hot sauce. Cover with plastic wrap and let marinate, at least 2 hours, preferably longer.
  3. Heat queso fresco in the microwave until slightly softened, about 3 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 79 calories; 3.7 g fat; 6.2 g carbohydrates; 6.1 g protein; 14 mg cholesterol; 402 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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I made this for my coworkers and they loved it! The cheese melted just enough to make it kind of springy. I loved the texture and flavor with the salsa. Such an easy and flavorful recipe for ...

Great flavors and the added jalapenos add a nice kick. Queso fresco takes on a smoother texture when heated.