Vegan Queso

A great side for Cinco de Mayo


  • ½ cup raw cashews (soaked if you don’t have high speed blender)
  • 1 cup medium chunky salsa
  • 1 small red bell pepper, de-seeded and chopped
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp turmeric (optional but recommended for color)


  • If not using a high-speed blender, soak cashews in a bowl of warm water for a few hours or overnight.
  • If using high speed blender, place cashews in a bowl with warm water. Set aside while you chop pepper.
  • Drain and rinse cashews. Place all ingredients in blender. Blend until completely smooth and creamy.
  • Serve at room temperature or warm in a saucepan to desired temperature with veggies or tortilla chips.

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