vegan queso dip

Vegan Queso Dip

This Vegan Queso Dip is not only delicious but quick to make. Seriously, this recipe can easily be whipped up in 10 minutes or less. This Queso Recipe is the perfect addition for loaded nachos, salads, burritos, tacos, quesadillas and even sandwiches. All because of its wholesome cheezy creaminess. This simple recipe is our family go-to chip dip, particularly on game day. 

Quick Queso Dip Recipe Inspiration 

Delicious Queso Dip With Chips

This recipe was honestly inspired by the fact that superbowl sunday will be hosted at our house. While we are plant based, many of our family members are not and we’ve been brainstorming on what dishes to make for game day that everyone will enjoy. We’ve got plenty of ideas and vegan game day recipes to come but a dairy free queso dip was an absolute must. Inspired from Mexican Cuisine, as most people know, queso dip is the ultimate dip for loaded nachos, quesadillas, sandwich spreads, taco sauce, or even as a simple chip dip. 

I have memories of going to game day parties and there always being a slimy, bright yellow sauce all over chips that eventually became completely devoured. While it was clearly a crowd favorite growing up, I knew there must be a way to make a healthier, “not stick to your insides/ make you constipated” version. 

I am so happy to say we did it, and made a Vegan Queso Dip. Not only is this recipe full of protein but also fiber and nutrients. This recipe satisfies that specific cheesy game day craving while feeding the body nutritious food at the same time. 

How to Spice up this Vegan Queso 

cashews and spices for queso dip
Vegan Queso Ingredients in Blender

Consider this recipe as a guideline, if you have a high tolerance or preference for heat here are some additional ideas to add into your blender. 

Add in additional amount of 

Hot sauce, 

Sliced Jalapenos, 

Pickled Jalapenos, 


Cayenne powder

This game day enjoy this amazing Vegan Queso Dip either spiced up or mild! 

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Vegan Queso Dip

Recipe by Cooking Up Vegan Course: AppetizersCuisine: Mexican, AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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This Vegan Queso Dip can be whipped up in 10 minutes or less. The perfect addition to nachos, salads, burritos, tacos, and quesadillas.


  • 1 Cup 1 Cashews

  • 1 Cup 1 Hot Water

  • 2 Cloves 2 Garlic

  • 2 Tbsp 2 Nutritional Yeast

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 Chili Powder

  • 1/4 tsp 1/4 Cumin

  • 1/2 tsp 1/2 Salt

  • 1 Tbsp 1 Salsa

  • 1 tsp 1 Hot Sauce

  • 2 tsp 2 Lemon Juice

  • Dash Dash Turmeric Powder, Optional


  • Begin by chopping garlic and place in bowl along with cashews.
  • Pour hot water over cashews and garlic.
  • Let the cashews and garlic soak for 5 minutes.
  • Place in blender with the rest of the ingredients and blend on high speed until smooth.
  • Enjoy!


  • The Turmeric is optional as it will turn the sauce a brighter yellow if desired.

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Nutrition Facts

4 servings per container

  • Amount Per ServingCalories219
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 16.2g 25%
    • Saturated Fat 3.2g 15%
  • Cholesterol 0mg 0%
  • Sodium 358mg 15%
  • Potassium 339mg 10%
  • Total Carbohydrate 14.4g 5%
    • Dietary Fiber 2.4g 8%
    • Sugars 1.9g
  • Protein 7.8g 15%

  • Calcium 2%
  • Iron 18%

* The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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