You will just love this vegan queso dip. It’s so creamy and cheesy it will fool all of the cheese lovers in your life.
Don’t let the fact that this dip is vegan scare you away. It’s creamy, cheesy, spicy and amazingly delicious! Even though there is not a drop of cheese in this dip, it tastes just like that processed Franken-cheese that comes in a box. Vegan queso is a much a healthier option, it’s made with wholesome vitamin B rich cashews that are filled with healthy fat.
I stumbled on this dip when I was making cashew cheese for a vegan pizza. The “cheese” had just enough cheesy flavor which got me to thinking about other cheesy creations I could make. My first attempt was queso dip and it was ridiculously good! I tested it out on my unsuspecting cheese loving husband and he said he was sad when it was gone.
Vegan Queso is super easy to make, just blend soaked cashews with water and seasonings in the food processor. Add a magical thickener (tapioca flour) and heat it. The tapioca flour is what gives this dip a cheesy texture and it’s an optional ingredient.
In a just a few minutes you will have an amazingly cheesy dip that’s so much better for you than processed cheese. You can dip chips or veggies in it, pour it over nachos, like these vegan nachos. Vegan queso is just perfect for a game day snack!
- 1 cup raw cashews soaked in filtered water for at least 4 hours and drained
- ¼ cup nutritional yeast
- 2 cloves garlic
- ½ tablespoon tamari sauce
- ¾ cup water
- 2 tablespoons tapioca starch - optional
- 1 to 2 tablespoons organic salsa
- drain cashews
- place ingredients from cashews through tamari sauce into a food processor or blender and process at high speed gradually adding water until smooth and similar to the texture of heavy cream
- pour the mixture into a saucepan and cook over medium heat, add the tapioca starch cook low-medium
stirriguntil the mixture thickens into a cheesy texture
- Add the salsa, stir and serve
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