This aji amarillo cheese dip puts a Peruvian spin on classic southern pimento cheese with aji amarillo paste, so creamy and delicious, a new favorite!
Aji Amarillo Cheese Dip Recipe
Are you a fan of pimento cheese, that classic dip served everywhere in the southern U.S.? If so, you're going to love this Peruvian spin. Instead of pimentos, we're introducing aji amarillo paste to the dish.
The results! Delicious! This dip is so creamy and flavorful, you might just find yourself reach for this instead of your favorite pimento cheese. It a wonderful mix of shredded cheeses, mayo, aji amarillo paste, and a few other spices that will make your taste buds sing.
It's perfect for parties, game day gatherings, backyard BBQs, or simply for snacking for yourself.
Let's talk about how to make aji amarillo cheese dip, shall we?
Aji Pimento Cheese Dip Ingredients
- Cheese. I'm using shredded white and yellow cheddar cheeses.
- Aji Amarillo Paste.
- Mayo. I'm using Duke's mayo. Use your favorite!
- Worcestershire Sauce.
- Cayenne Powder. Use paprika for a milder version.
- Salt and Pepper. To taste.
- Hot Sauce. For a spicy kick!
How to Make Aji Pimento Cheese Dip - the Recipe Method
- Mix Bowl. Gently stir together the cheddar cheeses, aji Amarillo paste, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, cayenne, salt and pepper in a medium-sized bowl.
- Get Mixing! Fold the mixture gently to combine until uniform.
- Taste and Adjust. Taste and adjust for salt and pepper. Add more aji Amarillo paste and/or mayo as desired. Add in a dash or two of hot sauce to your preference.
- Refrigerate, then Serve. Refrigerate in a sealed container at least 1 hour before serving to let the flavors develop.
Boom! Done! Your aji amarillo cheese dip is ready to serve. Looks delicious, doesn't it? Ready to dig in? So am I! Let's do it!
Recipe Tips & Notes
- Avoid pre-shredded cheeses from the store, as they contain anti-caking elements that can affect the texture of your pimento cheese. It is best to shred the cheese yourself.
- Give it your own spin with your personal additions, like grated vidalia onion, diced hot chilies, or other spices.
- Try it with my homemade aji amarillo paste, or purchase your favorite brand.
Serve your aji amarillo cheese dip with crackers or plantain chips. You can also serve it with crispy tortilla chips. It's great served on bread as a spread, or as a spin on your favorite pimento cheese sandwich!
This dip will last up to 5 days in the refrigerator in a sealed container. Just pull it out and enjoy!
I do not recommend freezing this recipe.
That's it, my friends. I hope you enjoy this spin on pimento cheese dip. Let me know if you make it. I'd love to hear how it turned out for you!
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Aji Amarillo Cheese Dip Recipe
- 1-1/2 cups shredded white cheddar cheese
- 1-1/2 cups shredded yellow cheddar cheese
- 3 tablespoon aji Amarillo paste or more to taste
- 2 tablespoons mayonnaise add more for creamier dip
- 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder or to taste - use paprika for a milder version
- Salt and pepper to taste about 1/2 teaspoon each
- Dash of hot sauce
- Gently stir together the cheddar cheeses, aji Amarillo paste, mayonnaise, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, cayenne, salt and pepper in a medium-sized bowl.
- Fold the mixture gently to combine until uniform.
- Taste and adjust for salt and pepper. Add more aji Amarillo paste and/or mayo as desired. Add in a dash or two of hot sauce to your preference.
- Refrigerate in a sealed container at least 1 hour before serving to let the flavors develop.
Nutritional information estimated for just the dip.
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