Tomato And Red Onion Cheese Dip

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Tomato And Red Onion Cheese Dip is a great snack or appetizer. We love to serve it when we have friends over to watch football. It’s also great for tailgating, family get-togethers, birthday parties, or as an appetizer on Taco Tuesday. Any occasion at which you serve it, it’s sure to be a hit.

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Tomato & Red Onion Cheese Dip


  • 4 Fresno chile or serrano chiles
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 red onion minced
  • 5 cups cheese Mexican Chihahua, Mexican Panela Brick or Monterey Jack, grated
  • 2 tbsp Mexican crema can substitute Salvadorian Crema or Crème Fraiche
  • 2/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tomato firm Romas, peeled
  • 1 tbsp tequila Reposado (aged)


  • Place the chiles in a dry cast iron skillet (or nonstick frying pan) over medium heat, turning frequently until the skin blisters and chars.
  • Place the chiles in a damp kitchen towel and cover completely. Set aside and let steam for 20 minutes, then carefully peel off the skin with your fingers.
  • Slit the chiles and scrape out the seeds with the tip of a blunt knife or small spoon. Cut the chiles into thin strips, and then cut in half length wise.
  • Place a medium nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and fry the red onions for 5 minutes, or until the onion begins to soften.
  • Add the cheese, crema, and heavy cream and reduce the heat to low. Stir with a wooden spoon until the cheese melts and the mixture becomes a creamy sauce. Fold in the chile strips and stir.
  • Cut the tomatoes in half and scrape out the seeds. Cut the flesh into ½ inch pieces and stir the tomatoes into the sauce. Just before serving, stir in the tequila.
  • Pour the cheese mixture into a serving dish or fondue server and serve with fresh tortilla chips.


Recipe and photo provided by Melissa’s –

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Appetizers
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
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