Summer Corn and Cotija Cheese Dip

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil, divided
  • 3 cups fresh corn, cut off the cob (about 3-4 ears)
  • 1 shallot or ½ sweet onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream or plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 ounces (1/2 package) 1/3-fat cream cheese
  • 1 cup grated cotija cheese + more for topping
  • 1/4 tsp. each sea salt and ground black pepper

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Heat a cast iron or oven-safe skillet over medium heat. Add 1 Tbsp. olive oil, shallot (or onion) and garlic. Stir constantly to prevent burning.

Add corn, 1/4 tsp. each sea salt and pepper and stir. Cook for 5 minutes until shallots (or onions) appear softened and the corn is slightly darker in color. Then remove from heat.

In a large bowl mix together sour cream, cream cheese, cotija and stir. Add corn mixture to the bowl and stir until well combined. Use additional Tbsp. olive oil to lightly grease the cast iron so the dip doesn’t stick. Spoon dip back into the skillet and bake at 375 for 11-13 minutes or until hot and bubbly.

Serve with veggies, tortilla chips, crackers or baguette bread.

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