What do you call cheese that belongs to someone else?
One of the biggest comments I get from non-vegans about my diet is that they couldn’t live without cheese. Seriously, I can almost tell by the look on a person’s face at this point that they’re about to confess their cheesy devotion to me. I’m not complaining, here. Just observing. Because I was a die-hard cheese-eater, too.
As I’ve mentioned before, giving up cheese was harder for me than giving up smoking. It was also one of the best things I think I’ve ever done for my health, and I’d do it again in a heartbeat. While most vegan cheese substitutes do NOT taste like cheese, I think this vegan queso comes really close in texture and flavor. The best part? It doesn’t have an artificial taste at all.
Even my omnivore friends devour this dip when I make it, and I thought you guys might like to try it, too, since it’s so quick and simple to make! Here ya go:
- 1c cashews (preferably raw, but roasted will work in a pinch)
- 1/2 salsa (your choice!)
- 2T apple cider vinegar
- 2T olive oil
- 1/4c nutritional yeast
- 2 cloves garlic
- Toss all of the ingredients into the blender, and blend until smooth.
- Then, blend for a little bit longer.
- Then, just for good measure, blend for just 30 more seconds.
- Serve with chips, crackers, or veggies for dipping.
There are a million recipes out there for vegan queso, and they’re all a little bit different. Do you have a favorite vegan queso recipe? I’d love to try out other recipes!
Hi there! My name is Becky Striepe (pronounced “stree-pee,” like “sleepy”), and I am a freelance writer and vegan crafter living in Atlanta, Georgia. My life’s mission is to make green crafting and vegan food accessible to everyone! Check out my new book: 40 Days of Green Smoothies!