You may not think Indian flavors and queso go together, but this dip from The Homesick Texan‘s new cookbook proves it’s a brilliant idea. Processed cheese really does melt perfectly, and combines seamlessly with the spices here: cumin (which regularly shows up in both Indian and Mexican cuisine), paprika, and cayenne. The spicy chutney is heavy on garlic, cilantro, and jalapeño, with a hint of ginger and unsweetened flaked coconut, plus lime juice for brightness. You could try dipping pappadams into this in place of tortilla chips. And why not try Chilled Chile con Queso with Avocado and Spinach Queso Blanco too?
Unsweetened flaked coconut is totally different from the sweetened angel flake coconut you find in the baking aisle. Be sure to grab the unsweetened version for this recipe, so the natural coconut flavor shines through without any sugar.Buy on Amazon ›
To make the queso:
Reprinted with permission from Queso by Lisa Fain, copyright © 2017. Published by 10 Speed Press. Photograph courtesy of Aubrie Pick.