Easy Vegan Queso

Is this the best vegan queso recipe in the world? Probably not. BUT it is super easy to make, and only takes 4-5 ingredients! Perfect for nachos, as a dip for chips, or just smothering various plates of food with. I like to make this super easy by using raw cashew butter, but it can also be made with raw cashews. I would soak them at least a couple of hours ahead of time. Warning: avoid roasted cashews or roasted cashew butter! It will completely change the flavor of this dip.

Easy Vegan Queso
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Snack, topping
Cuisine: Vegan
Servings: 3
Author: Plant Based Brittany
  • 1/3 cup raw cashew butter (try to find artisana brand!)
  • 1/4 cup your favorite salsa
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast (sari brand is my fav!)
  • a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric (for color)
  1. Toss everything in a blender and blend! (Tip: if you want chunky queso, only blend half of the salsa and stir in the other half later)

  2. Heat in a pan on low-medium heat, stirring frequently until heated.

  3. Do whatever you want with it!

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