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