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Fiesta Cheese Dip Appetizer

A surprising list of ingredients come together to make a flavorful dip that you won't be able to stop eating!  So yummy with sliced veggies or your favorite crackers.  For other variations, see ideas below.
Servings: 2 Cups
Author: Jeanne via Kelly the Kitchen Kop


  • 8 ounces sour cream
  • 1/2 cup sharp cheddar cheese the sharper the better, shredded
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped or 1 small can crushed pineapple drained
  • 1-2 chopped jalepenos
  • 1/2 cup or 5 ounce jar coarsely chopped pimentos if desired (not my favorite so I omit them)
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans even better: Crispy Pecans
  • 1 teaspoon fresh or dried garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh or dried onion
  • Sea salt to taste


  • Mix all the ingredients together, it's best if made the day before. Serve with bagel chips, crackers, or blue tortilla chips. OR eat it with celery sticks if you're avoiding grains.  For delicious and healthier crackers, try these sourdough einkorn crackers!


  • Use 2 cream cheese instead of sour cream and shape into a cheese ball. (I actually used 2 cream cheese AND the sour cream to make more dip.)
  • Also can be made using diced red and green peppers. (I did this and LOVED it!)
  • Slice french bread or baguette. Spread mixture on and then run under the broiler to lightly toast. Great served with a salad for a simple meal.