Cashew Queso


Cashew Queso

  • What’s in it?

Raw, unsalted cashews, salt, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, powdered turmeric, canned diced tomatoes with green chiles (note - I have made this using jarred salsa instead of the tomatoes)

  • Why do I like it?

 One of the things I miss most being vegan is cheese. I have tried other plant based queso recipes and was not impressed - until this one! It really tastes like the real thing. The texture is very similar to the original. The flavor is just spot on. I served it to my family and friends who all loved it and couldn’t believe it was vegan.

It is easily to prepare with ingredients you have on hand.

  • Any recipe notes or tweaks?

I didn’t have any canned tomatoes, but I did have a jar of organic salsa. So I swapped 1.5 cups for the 14 oz can of tomatoes. It worked really well and I continue to make this recipe with the salsa instead of canned tomatoes. Additionally, I prefer to use foods packed in glass over cans so this swap really works for me.