Healthier Queso Dip

Healthy Queso Chip Dip

Healthy isn’t the first thing you think of when you hear queso, right? Well, in this case the queso is almost screaming healthy…except you can’t hear it.

You see, the queso doesn’t taste healthy, but it’s packed with veggies and has no heavy cream or butter! Just a little cheese and a secret ingredient.

Healthy Snack Cheese Dip

Drum roll, please. The secret to this healthier queso is cauliflower!

With Cinco de Mayo just around the corner, we don’t want to spoil our diets with queso. So my challenge to you is to give this queso a try and be sure not to reveal our little secret until everyone has tried it!Healthy Hispanic Cheese Dip for Snacking

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Healthier Queso Dip

adapted from Girl Makes Food


  • 1 head of cauliflower, chopped into florets
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 chicken or vegetable bouillon cube
  • 8 ounces shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 1 tablespoon canned chopped green chiles
  • pepper, to taste


  1. In a large pot over medium heat, cook the cauliflower in the water and bouillon cube for 10-15 minutes until the cauliflower is tender.
  2. Place the cauliflower and liquid into a blender or food processor and purée.
  3. Add in the cheese and blend until combined.
  4. Stir in the chillies and pepper.
  5. Serve with your favorite chips or vegetables!

Servings: about 2 1/2 cups of queso

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Caroline is a wife, new mom, food blogger, recipe developer and photographer from South Carolina. She is OCD about having the kitchen sink clean, a major chocoholic, and loves modern, simple styles. Caroline runs chocolate & carrots where she primarily focuses on healthier baking. She also has a mom blog called crackers & carrots where she documents everything pregnancy and baby. Connect with her: Facebook, Pinterest, Google+ and Instagram!

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