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How to Make...

Cashew Queso Dip

Even non-vegans love this Cashew Queso Dip! Using cashews, nutritional yeast (makes it “cheesy”) garlic and spices. This recipe takes just minutes to throw together – blend everything until smooth then serve with your favorite chips, tacos and more.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Diet: Vegan
  • Yield: about 1 cup 1x
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  • 3/4 cup cashews
  • ½¾  cup boiled water
  • 2.5 TBSP nutritional yeast
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 medium garlic clove
  • 1/2 Tbsp coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp Adobo sauce (optional but adds a chipotle smoky flavor)
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • ½ tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Add cashews to 1/2 cup of boiled water and let sit for 5 minutes. While the cashews are soaking, gather the rest of your ingredients.
  2. In blender cup, add cashews in water, nutritional yeast, juice of 1 lime, garlic clove, coconut aminos, adobo sauce if using, salt, cumin chili powder and onion powder. Blend until smooth creamy consistency forms – a high powdered blender or NutriBullet works best. 
  3. Check for spice level, cheesy factor and consistency – if you want a little thinner queso, add an additional 2-4 TBSP water and blend again. 
  4. Serve with your favorite chips, these tacos, or even a burrito bowl.