Queso Fresco Dip Recipe

Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski | Kitchen Gidget

This queso fresco dip with sour cream takes just minutes to prepare, but packs a big punch of flavor. Cool and creamy sour cream, fresh cilantro, crumbled queso fresco and a few Mexican spices are all you need for the hit of the party!

Who doesn’t love chips and dip? I feel like a broken record but I’ll say it again – I can eat chips and dip for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

Queso Fresco Dip Photo

They’re so easy to put together yet taste so yummy.

I especially love sour cream dips like homemade Dill Dip. Plus, it makes eating raw veggies so easy!

I love hot dip and I love cold dip, but today I’ve got a chilled queso fresco dip for the summer.

Queso Fresco Dip Picture

It’s easy to transport if you’re going to a party with minimal prep and cleanup.

Queso fresco is a mild, crumbly cheese with a milky flavor. I love it crumbled over tacos which is exactly what this dip reminds me of.

Fresh cilantro is an absolute must for flavor. It really perks up all the flavors of the dip.

Queso Fresco Dip Image

Bringing it all together are some dry pantry staple seasonings — cumin, garlic and onion.

If you want more flavor, you can certainly add more than is listed in the recipe. However, I recommend waiting until after the dip has had a chance to chill.

You can eat this dip right away if you want, but the flavors intensify in the refrigerator where they have a chance to mingle and bloom.

Queso Fresco Dip Pic

The beauty of dips is that they’re so easy to customize to your taste buds!

This dip is perfectly tasty without any heat, but we love things spicy around here so I recommending adding some chile. The sour cream will keep things cool.

If you want to make it spicy, add a few dashes of cayenne pepper or your favorite hot sauce. I love using Guajillo Chile Salsa since it gives it a smoky flavor as well.

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If you anticipate having any leftovers, make sure you know how long queso can last in the fridge.


Queso Fresco Dip Recipe

    8 Servings


  • 1 cup Sour Cream
  • 1 cup Crumbled Queso Fresco
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • dash Onion Powder
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • dash Hot Sauce, or cayenne pepper, optional
  • Tortilla Chips, or veggies, for serving


  1. Combine the sour cream, queso fresco, cilantro, cumin, garlic powder and onion powder in a bowl. Season with salt, pepper and hot sauce (if using), to taste.
  2. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before serving to let the flavors blend. Taste and adjust spices if necessary.
  3. Serve with various chips, crackers or vegetables for dipping. Can also be used as a sauce on tacos.



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Author: Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski
Recipe Yields: 2 cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 65 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1/4 cup
Servings Per Recipe 8

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 59
Calories 87

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g
  Saturated Fat 5g
Sodium 38mg
Total Carbohydrate 2g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 0g
Protein 3g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Rebekah Garcia Kalinowski

About Rebekah

Rebekah is the blogger behind Kitchen Gidget, an all-encompassing food blog dedicated to her Midwestern roots and Hispanic heritage. She adores cheese (who doesn't?!), so we asked her to be our Cheese fanatic. Time to get excited!

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