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Easy, creamy vegan queso made in just 5 minutes. This cashew-based, dairy-free cheese dip is made simple in a blender. Enjoy with your favorite dippers as is or warmed up.
Confession: Queso was one of the hardest foods for me to give up before going vegan. And I don't think I'm alone in that. I hear so often that cheese is the reason people struggle going totally vegan.
Good news: This 5-minute easy vegan queso recipe is delicious and tastes so dang close to the real thing. It's made with a few simple ingredients and there's no soaking or cooking necessary!
This is the perfect dip for your next game day. Serve it alongside Garlic Parmesan Oil-Free Air Fryer Chips for a crowd-pleasing vegan appetizer spread.
Here's what you need to whip up a delicious, plant-based queso dip:
- Cashews. Choose unroasted, unsalted nuts.
- Green chilis. These aren't super spicy, but they add a gentle heat to your dip.
- Red pepper flakes. Use as many as you like to taste.
- Nutritional yeast. If you don't like nutritoinal yeast or can't find it, you can omit it.
How to Make Vegan Queso
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Step 1: Add all of the ingredients to a blender. If you have a high-powered blender, you don't need to soak cashews. However, if you aren't working with a powerful blender like a Vitamix, Ninja, or a Blendtec, I would recommend soaking the cashews overnight or in hot water for 20 minutes.
Step 2: Blend until super creamy. If desired, you can warm this homemade queso up on the stovetop or in a microwave. Store any leftovers in the fridge.
It is a great recipe to add to your meal prep arsenal to make all the food more delicious. Plus, it's one of my favorite snacks to enjoy while watching Netflix when the day is done. Basically, what I am saying is, you need this queso in your life.
Store leftover queso in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days.
You can also freeze it for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge or microwave on low power, mixing frequently.
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- Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth and creamy.