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Spicy, creamy white vegan queso made in just 5 minutes!
White Vegan Queso
Confession: Queso was one of the hardest foods for me to give up before going vegan. I'm not alone in that - I hear so often that cheese is the reason people struggle going totally vegan.
Good news: This vegan queso is delicious and tastes so dang close to the real thing. It's made with a few simple ingredients: cashews, green chilis, red pepper flakes, nutritional yeast, and salt.
Pssst - if you don't like nutritional yeast or can't find it, simply leave it out. This recipe will still be delicious without it.
If you have a high-powered blender, you don't necessarily 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.
Either way, you will toss all the ingredients into the blender and blend until super creamy. And that's it! Yummy, creamy, spicy vegan queso.
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.
- Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth and creamy.