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Vegan Cheese Queso Dip

Vegan Cheese Queso Dip – Sweet and spicy, creamy and cheesy vegan queso. This queso recipe is paleo, gluten and dairy free, also super easy to make. Perfect healthy dish to whip up as a 4th of July appetizer.

 

Another easy 4th of July appetizer recipe? We are just on a roll here.

I have been experimenting a lot of savory recipes lately. Because I am officially tired of my same ole chicken and broccoli dinner every weekday.

For every meal, I always need a good sauce or dip. Either it’s hummus, salsa or spreadable cashew cheese, you name it. I love it all.

Que-SO?

You ask.

SO I decided to make a savory twist of my all time favorite Vegan Mac n “Cheese” recipe last fall.

Vegan Cheese Queso Dip | Sweet and spicy, this is most creamy and cheesy vegan queso. This Vegan Cheese Queso Dip is paleo, whole30, gluten free, dairy free, oil free and super easy to make with a few simple ingredients. Perfect healthy dish to make as a 4th of July appetizer. #4thofjuly #whole30recipe #veganrecipe #glutenfree #healthyrecipe #queso #cheesequeso

Make this sweet and creamy sauce a little more salty and spicy. Dip with some crunchy tortilla chips.

Hea-Ven.

Que-SO now you know why I am in love with this Vegan Cheese Queso Recipe.

 

Why I love Vegan Cheese Nacho Dip

Vegan Cheese Queso Dip | Sweet and spicy, this is most creamy and cheesy vegan queso. This Vegan Cheese Queso Dip is paleo, whole30, gluten free, dairy free, oil free and super easy to make with a few simple ingredients. Perfect healthy dish to make as a 4th of July appetizer. #4thofjuly #whole30recipe #veganrecipe #glutenfree #healthyrecipe #queso #cheesequeso

Healthy Twist of Traditional Cheese Queso dip

Don’t get me wrong I am all about balance when it comes to food, healthy food, what not.

But this Paleo and Vegan Queso recipe is not only Dairy Free Oil Free but also tastes even better than the real deal.

Easy to make Queso Sauce

There is really nothing fancy about the process of making this queso recipe. All you need is to throw all the ingredients in a blender.

Pulse and done.

Vegan Cheese Queso Dip | Sweet and spicy, this is most creamy and cheesy vegan queso. This Vegan Cheese Queso Dip is paleo, whole30, gluten free, dairy free, oil free and super easy to make with a few simple ingredients. Perfect healthy dish to make as a 4th of July appetizer. #4thofjuly #whole30recipe #veganrecipe #glutenfree #healthyrecipe #queso #cheesequeso

Tip: I highly recommend using a high speed blender if you have one. I have tried this recipe in my Cusinart food processor and Vitamix Blender. And the Vitamix results in much creamier texture.

However, don’t go out and buy a high speed blender just for this queso (Although I do use mine about three times a day). You can soak raw cashew in warm water with a pinch of salt overnight. Then you will end up with a creamier queso texture.

Best 4th of July Appetizer

Anyone can buy a jar of Queso and a bag of tortilla chips to bring to a 4th of July party.

But not everyone show up with a HOMEMADE healthy vegan cheese queso dip.

Dang.

Just the sound of it is pretty fancy.

 

How to Make Vegan Queso Dip

Vegan Cheese Queso Dip | Sweet and spicy, this is most creamy and cheesy vegan queso. This Vegan Cheese Queso Dip is paleo, whole30, gluten free, dairy free, oil free and super easy to make with a few simple ingredients. Perfect healthy dish to make as a 4th of July appetizer. #4thofjuly #whole30recipe #veganrecipe #glutenfree #healthyrecipe #queso #cheesequeso

It is much easier to make this queso sauce than it looks.

Here is what you will need:

  • Raw Cashews
  • Taco Seasoning (with or without salt)
  • A 4oz can of green chiles (I get mine from Trader Joe’s)
  • Roasted/steamed Butter Squash
  • Nutritional Yeast
  • Filtered water or nut milk

First, soak raw cashews with warm water and a pinch of salt overnight. This process with soften the cashews. Therefore, the queso will come out much creamier.

You can omit this step if you are using a high speed blender.

Vegan Cheese Queso Dip | Sweet and spicy, this is most creamy and cheesy vegan queso. This Vegan Cheese Queso Dip is paleo, whole30, gluten free, dairy free, oil free and super easy to make with a few simple ingredients. Perfect healthy dish to make as a 4th of July appetizer. #4thofjuly #whole30recipe #veganrecipe #glutenfree #healthyrecipe #queso #cheesequeso

Second, Pulse all the ingredients and only half of the green chiles in your blender, until smooth and creamy.

Lastly, scrape very last bit of the cheese queso sauce out of the blender.

And Get Dipping!

Tip: If you like CHUNKY queso, do not blend the green chilies. Fold it after all the other ingredients are blended together.

How to serve Vegan Cheese Queso Dip

Vegan Cheese Queso Dip | Sweet and spicy, this is most creamy and cheesy vegan queso. This Vegan Cheese Queso Dip is paleo, whole30, gluten free, dairy free, oil free and super easy to make with a few simple ingredients. Perfect healthy dish to make as a 4th of July appetizer. #4thofjuly #whole30recipe #veganrecipe #glutenfree #healthyrecipe #queso #cheesequeso

1. The best Queso Dip for tortilla chips

2. Southwest Salad Bowl

3. Vegan Chipotle Burrito Bowl

4. Vegan Nachos

The sky is unlimited when it comes to how you can use this vegan cheese queso dip!

Now scroll down to check the full recipe and get dipping. This sweet and spicy, creamy and cheesy vegan queso sauce is the best healthy appetizer to bring to your 4th of July party.

Ooo also I look forward to seeing your creations! You can use “Tried it” on Pinterest or share on Instagram by tagging #shuangyseats

Vegan Cheese Queso Dip | Sweet and spicy, this is most creamy and cheesy vegan queso. This Vegan Cheese Queso Dip is paleo, whole30, gluten free, dairy free, oil free and super easy to make with a few simple ingredients. Perfect healthy dish to make as a 4th of July appetizer. #4thofjuly #whole30recipe #veganrecipe #glutenfree #healthyrecipe #queso #cheesequeso

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Yield: 8

Vegan Cheese Queso Dip

Vegan Cheese Queso Dip

Sweet and spicy, creamy and cheesy, this Vegan Cheese Queso Dip
is paleo, whole30, gluten free, dairy free, oil free and super easy to make.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews (soaked overnight if not using a high speed blender)
  • 1/2 cup cubed butternut squash (roasted or steamed)
  • 1 can 4 oz green chilie
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 lemon

Additional Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp salsa
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup water or nut milk

Instructions

  1. Soak raw cashews with warm water and a pinch of salt overnight. (Omit this step if you are using a high speed blender)
  2. Pulse all the ingredients, and only half of the green chiles together until smooth
  3. Fold in the rest of green chilies and salsa (if using). Enjoy!

Notes

See tips on soaking cashews and blending options in the Tip Section in this post.

Nutrition Information:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 50 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 0.5g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 49mg Carbohydrates: 4g Fiber: 0.7g Sugar: 0.6g Protein: 2g
The Nutrition Fact Below is specific to the ingredient I choose to use for this recipe, which may vary.

More 4th of July Appetizer Recipes you May Like:

1. Blueberry Crumble Bars

2. Avocado Hummus (Whole 30 Recipe)

3. Masala Crockpot Pulled Chicken (Whole 30)

Vegan Cheese Queso Dip | Sweet and spicy, this is most creamy and cheesy vegan queso. This Vegan Cheese Queso Dip is paleo, whole30, gluten free, dairy free, oil free and super easy to make with a few simple ingredients. Perfect healthy dish to make as a 4th of July appetizer. #4thofjuly #whole30recipe #veganrecipe #glutenfree #healthyrecipe #queso #cheesequeso

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