vegan queso recipe

Vegan Cashew Queso

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cashews, cheese, dip, vegan
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 10
Calories: 86 kcal
Author: Detoxinista.com

This is the BEST vegan queso recipe I've ever tried! Made with nutritional yeast and lemon juice, it comes together in just minutes for an easy cashew cheese sauce.

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Ingredients

  • 1 cup raw cashews , soaked for up to 4 hours and drained
  • 1/4 cup water (plus more, if needed)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1.5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 14 oz . can diced tomatoes with green chiles

Instructions

  1. In a high-speed blender, or food processor, combine the cashews, water, salt, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, turmeric, and the liquid from the can of diced tomatoes and green chiles. (I was able to get about 1/4 cup of liquid from the can.) 

  2. Blend until a smooth and creamy "cheese" sauce is created, adding a tablespoon or two more water, if needed for blending. Transfer the cheese mixture to a large bowl, then stir in the can of diced tomatoes and green chiles.

  3. At this point, be sure to adjust any flavors to your taste, then warm the dip using a small crock pot, or by heating it gently over a stove top. As the dip is warmed, it becomes even more authentic. Serve with baked tortilla chips and fresh sliced veggies.

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