Love queso? What's not to love about a warm and cheesy dip, right. As much as I love a queso, sometimes, eating it doesn't always love me back. So I wanted to come up with a creamy, delicious and easy vegan option. This vegan cashew queso dip has the perfect kick to it with the chipotle and spices and it's also really easy to whip up. Plus, I added some pumpkin for a fun Halloween, fall vibe which adds brightness and of course, flavour. The toppings are truly my favourite little addition on here and I highly suggest not skipping them. I hope you love this vegan queso recipe as much as I do!
This vegan cashew queso is loaded with spices, pumpkin, potato and cashews which all blend together for the perfect creamy consistency.
The only things you'll need to prep include soaking the cashews ahead of time and cooking some peeled and cubed potato. Once those are done, you're ready to make this simple vegan queso.
If you're using a high powered blender, like a Vitamix, you can soak your cashews in just boiled water for about 30 minutes. If you are using a regular blender, you may want to soak for longer to be sure they're soft.
Once you have those things prepped, go ahead and add all of the ingredients to a blender.
Blend until completely smooth and creamy.
Toast some pumpkin seeds in a small drizzle of extra virgin olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat until toasted and fragrant.
Top your vegan queso dip with pumpkin seeds, sliced jalapeño and cilantro. And don't forget the chips on the side.
I've had my Vitamix for 10 years and I'm just as obsessed with it today as I was when I bought it. It's worth the price tag IMO if you use a blender a lot. I love it for making smoothies, soups, sauces and of course this spicy vegan queso.
This is the Vitamix I own and love.
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If you're a queso lover but can't handle dairy, or you're looking for a lighter option, you have to try this vegan cashew queso dip.
Keep stored in the fridge in a sealed container for up to five days.
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