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Vegan queso on a chip.

3 Ingredient Vegan Queso

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups vegan queso 1x


This creamy vegan queso is SO LUSCIOUS! It’s made with just three ingredients: cashews, green chiles, and taco spices.


  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 4 ounce can diced green chiles (or less, to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon taco seasoning (add a pinch of salt if it’s unsalted)


  1. Blend on a high setting until you get a very smooth and creamy texture. Taste and adjust to how you like it.
  2. Use it as chip dip, a sauce for roasted vegetables, or just smother it on your tacos, burritos, and crunchwraps.


Some recipes I saw recommended soaking the cashews, but I found that I was able to get a really smooth and creamy result with NO soaking! And I’m all about the easy. If you have a good blender, in my experience, you don’t really need to soak them.

A high-speed blender (Blentec, Vitamix, Ninja, or similar) would be best here! If you don’t have one, I think it could still work, but A) you might get some nutty texture to your queso (not necessarily a bad thing, it still tastes great) or B) you might find a benefit to soaking the cashews.

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Blend
  • Cuisine: Vegan

Keywords: vegan queso, vegan queso dip, vegan cheese