Hi guys! Today I’m sharing a very quick and easy vegan queso recipe that you can make in 5-minutes. The ingredients are simple and the outcome is a smooth and creamy, fiery cheesy dip that you can enjoy with tortillas and fresh veg. Or, as a creamy cheesy sauce to top on tacos and burritos.
So, let me tell you exactly how to make this delicious cheesy vegan queso.
Vegan Queso Recipe
The ingredients for this recipe are so simple and straight forward, and if you’re used to cooking vegan, it’s likely you already have them in your pantry.
Here is what you’ll need:
- raw cashews
- nutritional yeast
- chili powder
- onion powder
- hot sauce
- sea salt
Typically, you can find these ingredients at most generic grocery stores. However, if you’re struggling to find nutritional yeast than I recommend a visit to an organic grocers like Wholefoods or Trader Joe’s.
Watch the how-to video:
Vegan Queso Recipe Notes & Tips
The raw cashews and nutritional yeast are what makes this vegan queso so cheesy. I love using raw cashews for cheesy sauces and spreads like my vegan cashew cheese.
Typically, I recommend soaking cashews in advance before using in sauce recipes. But to make this recipe faster, we’re omitting the soaking and adding hot water to the blender with the cashews. The heat will help break things down for a creamy and smooth blend. This way you can make your vegan queso recipe in just 5 minutes. Perfect for when you need a last minute creamy and cheesy dip.
As for the nutritional yeast; this is the secret ingredient that vegans use to achieve cheesy and savoury taste. I use nutritional yeast in so many of my recipes for bold cheesy flavour and umami taste. Certainly, it’s a pantry staple for a plant-based diet.
In addition to its taste, nutritional yeast has tons of health benefits. I guess you can say the truth is in its name. Check out Medical News Today to see just how nutritious nutritional yeast is.
You can find nutritional yeast at most general grocery stores. But if you’re having trouble finding it than I recommend to try an organic grocers like Wholefoods, Farm Boy or Trader Joe’s. Or, order it on Amazon.
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So there we have it! A simple and easy 5-minute vegan queso recipe that you can enjoy as a cheesy dip, or lathered into tacos and burritos. It’s creamy and smooth, cheesy and fiery. I think you’re going to love this vegan queso recipe as much as we do!
And, if you do make this recipe please let me know in the comments below what you think! I love hearing from you. And of course, tag me on Instagram with the hashtag #twospoons. Nothing makes me happier than to see your recreations.
- 1 cup raw cashews
- 3/4 cup hot water , splashes more if needed
- 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1 clove garlic
- 1 tsp chili powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/2 tsp cumin
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 2 tsp hot sauce
- Toss everything into a high-speed blender, and blend until smooth and creamy. (Add up to 1/4 cup more hot water, in splashes, if needed to thin for blending.)
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