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Vegan Queso Recipe with cashews

Vegan Queso

This vegan queso dip is smooth and creamy, fiery and cheesy. It makes for a great cheesy dip with tortilla chips and fresh veg. Or lather into tacos and burritos.
Course how-to, Side Dish
Cuisine gluten-free, Mexican, raw, soy-free, vegan
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 cups
Calories 790kcal
Author Hannah Sunderani


  • 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.)



Nutrition facts are a rough estimate, based on entire recipe (approx. 1.5 cups), not per serving. 


Calories: 790kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 58g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Sodium: 1446mg | Potassium: 1204mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 801IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 11mg