Cashew Queso Dip

bowl of cashew queso surrounded by blue and yellow corn tortilla chips

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.


  • 3/4 cup cashews
  • 1/23/4 cup boiled water
  • 2.5 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1 medium garlic clove
  • 1/2 tablespoon coconut aminos
  • 1 teaspoon Adobo sauce (optional but adds a chipotle smoky flavor)
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea 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.


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