Bomb A** Vegan Queso

This was an immediate favorite of mine, so flippin’ good. I didn’t have to soak the cashews either (a lot of cashew recipes call for that) so this baby was ready in under five minutes. Hell yeah. Also, a little added bonus, less than 10 ingredients mf. It has the perfect seasoning and nutritional yeast balance that really ties everything together, giving you a great alternative cheese recipe! So get your butt in the kitchen and give it a try. It’s perfect for gatherings(football vegan apps) and great to top on your favorite nacho recipe. Borrowed from Garlic Head, and made by the lovely Emily.


  • 1 cup cashews, unroasted
  • 1/4 cup chunky mild salsa (red or green, not very watery)
  • 1 Tbsp taco seasoning (alternatively, 1 tsp cumin, 1 tsp chili powder, pinch of salt)
  • 3 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1/2 jalapeño pepper


  1. Add all ingredients to a high-speed blender and combine with 1/3 cup of water. Let blend on medium until full incorporated. To make even more creamy, add 1/4 cup more water and blend until completely soft.
  2. Taste and add more seasonings as you like! I love adding more nutritional yeast and some jalapeño if serving to a spice-loving crowd.

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