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Chipotle Cashew Queso

  • Author: Lindsay
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


Smoky, silky smooth, beyond creamy Chipotle Cashew Queso! Made with all pantry ingredients that you just toss in a blender. Top it on tacos, fajitas, nachos and more!


  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced green chiles
  • 1 chipotle pepper canned in adobo (more to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (more if your cashews are unsalted)
  • optional, for more oomph: 1-2 tablespoons of the chipotle adobo sauce, or 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • optional, for more cheeziness: 2-4 tablespoons nutritional yeast


  1. Blend everything together at a high speed until very smooth. Taste and adjust.
  2. Serve on tacos, fajitas, nachos, rice bowls, grilled chicken and veggies, with straight chips, really ANYTHING. It’s pure smoky, cheezy goodness.


  • Category: Sauce
  • Cuisine: Mexican-Inspired

Keywords: chipotle cashew queso, vegan queso, chipotle queso