The Best Vegan Cashew Queso

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March 22, 2019
Snacks
March 22, 2019

The Best Vegan Cashew Queso

This recipe for The Best Vegan Queso is unbelievably creamy and packed full of flavor. It’s an easy vegan appetizer

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The Best Vegan Cashew Queso

This recipe for The Best Vegan Queso is unbelievably creamy and packed full of flavor. It’s an easy vegan appetizer that’s both healthy and delicious!

Vegan Cashew Queso Recipe

This Vegan Cashew Queso Is My Favorite Queso Recipe

Happy Friday, lovebugs! You made it through the week and we’re celebrating with this easy vegan cashew queso. Secretly healthy, dairy-free nacho cheese? Yeah, sign me up. Sign EVERYONE up.  And I’m not lying when I say I like it better than regular queso. And like I LOVE regular queso, so you know this stuff is truly amazing.

So, how do you make this cheesy cheese-free sauce? We’re spilling the secret and (hint) it’s cashews.

Vegan Queso Recipe

How To Make Vegan Queso Dip

The star ingredients in this queso recipe are nutritional yeast and cashews. And I know, you’re thinking, “But Sarah, this is queso! Where’s the cheese!” But hear me out.

Soaked cashews create a creamy dreamy texture, while nutritional yeast gives this queso all the cheesy goodness of the traditional version. Blend the cashews and yeast with some almond milk, our not-so-secret blend of spices, and you’ve got yourself a damn good queso that just so happens to be dairy free.

Cashew Queso Recipe

What Is Nutritional Yeast?

While nutritional yeast is similar to the normal yeast you’d use in cinnamon rolls or babka, nutritional yeast undergoes a heating and drying process that leaves it inactive. So you don’t have worry about your queso rising or anything 🙂

What nutritional yeast WILL do is make your queso cheesy. It’s high in protein, nutrient dense (hello, vitamin B-12) and some research even suggests it boosts energy, strengthens the immune system and supports healthy skin. Better yet, it tastes like cheese.

Um…where has nutritional yeast been my whole life?

Vegan Cashew Queso Dip

What Can I Use Vegan Queso For?

Slather this cashew queso on french fries, eat with chips, or a drizzle it over a vegan chili cheese dog. However, you can also just eat it by the spoonful… because it’s that good.

Vegan Queso Dip Recipe

Our weekend plans are eating this vegan cashew queso on everything. Who’s with us?
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Vegan Cashew Queso

Creamy vegan queso made with cashews, nutritional yeast and smoky spice. Even the biggest cheese lovers will die over this easy vegan queso.

Creamy vegan queso made with cashews, nutritional yeast and smoky spice. Even the biggest cheese lovers will die over this easy vegan queso.

  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: Mexican
Scale:
  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Microwave
  • Cuisine: Mexican

Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw unsalted cashews
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • thinly sliced jalapeños

Instructions

  1. Soak the cashews for 15 minutes in boiling water until soft.
  2. While the cashews soak, in a small bowl stir together all the spices and salt.
  3. Drain cashews and transfer to a blender or food processor. Add in the spices, nutritional yeast and almond milk. Blend until creamy.
  4. Once ready to serve, place in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 15-30 seconds. Mixture will thicken even more after being heated.

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  1. […] This queso gets its cheesy flavor from nutritional yeast flakes, which you can find in any good health shop. The thick creaminess comes from soaked cashews, blended with almond milk and spices. You can eat this alone or with any Mexican meal, or serve with French fries or on a veggie cheese dog. It’s so good, there is not much to not put it on. Broma Bakery […]