Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Queso Fundido with Avocado & Chips

After the beatdown at Target on Sunday we had a brief respite at the tea shop before heading over to the farmer's market for some more aggravated mayhem.  I swear the moon's over Jupiter in the seventh sign of Adam and Eve (or however that stuff goes) because I cannot seem to catch a break lately. Try to imagine me darting in and out of booths whilst trying to simultaneously protect my achilles tendons from rampant carts and patrons who use shoving for free samples as a way to avoid making Sunday breakfast.  It was not a pretty sight. Thankfully on one of my booth escapes I came face to table with a pile of peppers that smelled divine.  There was a moment of respite amidst the chaos as we oohed and ahhed over their pretty colors and selected some to take home.

Cut to two hours later (when toothpicks held our eyes open) as we relaxed wrist deep in Queso Fundido.  It's the perfect fall snack and ideal for football Gossip Girl.  Speaking of which did you catch that episode tonight?? Looks like it.is.ON this season!  Anyway, I decided to share a fave Queso recipe with you as cool weather and a return to regular programming are upon us.  Enjoy!

Queso Fundido with Avocado & Chips
Ingredients
1C     Manchego cheese
1/2C  Farmers cheese
1t ea   salt, pepper, paprika
1 red  jalapeño sliced
1/2     bunch green onion sliced
1/4     bunch cilantro leaves
1/2 ea avocado diced
3T      milk

Method
Gather all ingredients.  You can use any cheese, but you have to make sure it's not a hard cheese or it will harden once it cools after being removed from the oven.


Grate the Manchego, crumble the Farmer's cheese, slice the jalapeño, green onion and cilantro.


 In a mixing bowl, combine cheeses, salt, pepper, paprika, half the jalapeño and half the green onion.


Once mixed, transfer to a baking dish, and pour approximately 3T of milk over top.


Bake in 400 degree oven for 15 minutes or until golden and bubbly. Let cool for about a minute before garnishing with avocado, cilantro, and the remainder of green onion and red jalapeño.

Fresh out of the oven...pardon the shadow - it matched my bruised heel.
Ta-da!! Fundido and Chips complete with Cilantro Mojito (recipe in future post).

This quick snack was so tasty and easy to make.  I'm looking forward to having it again this week when I settle in to watch a movie in the evening.  If you're not a fan of jalapeños you can leave them out and add a bit more cheese.  I personally love that little bit of extra heat, but I know it's not for everyone.  We hadn't added the avocado on top before, but it was absolutely delish and I highly recommend!!  Hope you all enjoy!  If you get the chance to try the recipe let me know how it works out.  It's always great to get your feedback.

56 comments:

Katie said...

That looks delish. Ill have to show this to Jared when he gets back from his business trip - looks like a game day snack to me!

http://isitfridayyet.org/ View at your own risk, it's a little disappointing still.

Miles Of Style said...

this looks yummmma and relatively easy to make...can't wait to try my hands on it! thanks for sharing.

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

That looks really good. Can I come join you guys? hehehehehe.

bobbi said...

Mhh I must google for a vegan version of this, looks inviting. And I love food!!!

Collette Osuna said...

I seriously may just have to try this on the weekend!!!

Thanks!!

Statements in Fashion

Lacey in the City said...

This looks divine!! Mmmm I love queso fundido!

Debby said...

I'm going to try this... my son would LOVE it! He's 17, still growing & always hungry! Yes, I watched Gossip Girl... my daughter got me hooked on it.... it made me long for Paris, (although, I would not be able to shop like Blair)! xo

Lady Grey said...

that looks like some seriously tasty stuff!!

Danielle said...

This looks amazing. Can't wait to try it!!

Closet Fashionista said...

Oooh how tasty!!
And that was the first ever episode of Gossip Girl I have watched, and now I know why I don't.... XD It annoyed me even though I love the clothes! (I'm watching because Clemence Poesy from Harry Potter is guest starring this season)
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Leia said...

This looks INCREDIBLY tasty!

Leia

Lynzy said...

I just saved this recipe to my computer! Looks ridiculously delicious!

xo Lynz

Cara said...

WOW! Never seen or tasted anything like this-but that ma have to change asap!

Colleen said...

OMG that sounds delish!!! I will def be trying that recipe out this fall. I am such a sucker for cheesey dips, and absolutely LOVE avocados. Thanks for sharing!

Emy said...

Looks yummy! I love cheesy recipes :-)

Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes said...

yumm, that looks good

Anna Jane said...

i'll definitely have to make this...my boyfriend loves this stuff! thte perfect snack for gossip girl, er, I mean football.

xx anna jane

Diana Mieczan said...

That is something I am going to make this week for sure!!!! I love that is easy and so yummy looking:)
Hugs,sweetie

Annie said...

Carrie, this looks soooo good and I've never seen a recipe quite like it! And with a cilantro mojito?! Can't wait to hear that recipe...
Hope you're having a nice, relaxing week!! xo

hiven said...

lovely
xx

Vic said...

that looks super yum...and i'll take Gossip Girl any day over football! I'm a total girlie girl!(:

Jessica said...

Yum!!

Cafe Fashionista said...

I am convinced that I gain weight every single time I read one of your food posts. You are totes a bad influence on me. Nevertheless; I want this NOW!! :)

ruthy ann said...

is it wrong that it's 7:30 in the morning and i want this for breakfast?

sssdawna said...

o
m
g

looks so tasty! noo i haven't watched a single season of gossip girl yet, because i was afraid they'd ruin the books that i love. but i swore i'd get down to business over winter break this year lol

Daisy said...

looks amazing! I like a little bit of heat too. plus the avocados counteract the intensity!

Valerie said...

I love any type of cheese dip and this sounds divine, Carrie. You deserved it after the Target ordeal. I fell asleep in about the first five minutes of Gossip Girl. I'm such a grandma. But I'm watching it tonight for sure! Cannot wait.

xo
Valerie

Peetzi Jen said...

Yeaaaaa...it's a recipe from Carrie. I big puffy pink heart your recipes!! We've still never gotten over the Watermelon Pineapple salad with the chile lime vinaigrette. I dream about that salad.

My hubby is a jalapeno freak and we both LOVE avocados and cheese of any kind. I'll be making this come the weekend. Yum!

20 York Street said...

Oh god, I love Manchego and after that ordeal, you deseve two!

Glad you visited Twenty York, now I found yours and I love it!

the chirpy bird said...

Holy moses! This is just too good... Cheesy goodness and crunchy chips are just too hard to pass up! Fantabulous! I'll definitely be trying this one out!
xoxoox tash

VenusInVirgo said...

looks yummy! thanks for this :)
now following,care to follow back XOXO
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THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

That looks amazing!!! Thanks for sharing. I'll make it for Gossip Girl next week. Too excited :) xoxo

Dawn said...

THAT looks completely yuMmY!!!!!
I need to try it out...maybe right now!
(I love hot food and there`s nothing like avocado.....)
Thanks for the recipe!
Happy day,
dawn:)
(left you a blog award on my post today:)

kelli g. { bug miscellany } said...

i love your writing style, Carrie. your blog always gives me a boost, no matter how cruddy the work day. :P

thanks for all the giggles. :D

Marcie said...

Wow, Carrie! I am making this for Jimmy this weekend. It looks fabulous!

xo M

Poppies and Sunshine said...

Mmm I wish I had all the ingredients right this minute! Thanks for sharing! I think I might have to try this for the next football game because I need something to keep my mind occupied, otherwise I am SO bored watching it!

Trish said...

You had me at MANCHEGO!! Oh Carrie, this looks positively scrumptious!!! Bring on the heat, I adore jalapenos, and I think the addition of the avocado was just brilliant! Thanks for the recipe lovely! xoxo

Lulu said...

OMG that looks delish!! I want some now!

Alicia said...

Ah this sounds to die for! I am seriously craving mexican food now...

style'n said...

Carrie-this looks yummy! I have never tried making this and I agree with Trish-you had me at manchego too. We always have that and cilantro in our fridge. Love it!

Josie said...

You deserved a treat after that horror-fest. This looks sooo tasty, my dear!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Join the Gossip said...

{gasping} oh em gee! that looks delish! and my co-works agree! sounds so easy, too :)

Jaclyn said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog, I’m so glad I was able to find yours! This dip looks divine – oh how I miss those weekend farmer’s markets…x

Stacey said...

I'm loving the ingredients in this one; they all appeal to my taste buds and i have almost everything(at home)except that Manchego. I'll be trying this for sure. Thanks for sharing! xx

Jess said...

Oh yum - this looks delish! And I didn't even realize that Gossip Girl premiered last night - grrrr. Was it good??

In regards to the guest post I would love love love for you to do it! I just noticed that your email address is on your blog, so I'm going to shoot you an email! ;)

Ms. Pink said...

amazing! call me and blue next time you cook like this ;)

mp
http://www.thepinkandblueblog.com/

Niki B. said...

you just made me SO hungry!

Kristen said...

This must be the day for chips and dip! I made some dip with fresh tomatoes, cilantro, onions, avocado, and peppers, with some cheese.. just delicious!
And a great snack-

But yours looks waaaay better! Ha!

bananas. said...

SHUT the front door! MANCHEGO?! MAHHHH!!! i love manchego!!! and THAT looks so damn good right now. i don't know how but i will make that one day. YES I WILL! YES I CAN!!! haha.

Style Activist said...

Uhhhh you are speaking my language woman! I die for yummy, spicy, Hispanic food. I actually made homemade ceviche tonight! I mayyy be eating this tomorrow :)

Slurp.

XOXO.
www.styleactivist.blogspot.com

alli/hooray said...

Cheese? Avocado? Will be making this for sure. Thanks for another great recipe!

Nikki said...

Oh, yum.
This looks delicious.
Anything with avocado calls my name.Thanks for the great recipe!!!

xx
Nikki

Liz said...

I am definitely going to make this some weekend! Thanks for the recipe.

Kristin W said...

Ah! I am obsessed with any Mexican food. This looks absolutely delicious. I need some good Mexican meals aside from just tacos and burritos :)

ag. said...

oh my gosh. i'm in love. i want to come over right now and eat with you!! soooo delicious looking!
ps i LOVE your blog header!

Sabina said...

mmh, that looks really good!

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