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Vegan Cashew Queso Recipe

Vegan Queso Recipe

Image: Georgia Harding

This delicious, cheesy vegan queso dip is a quick and easy low GI snack. It’s delicious served with a rainbow of vegetable crudités or corn tortillas.

Makes: 1 cup




  • 1 cup raw cashew nuts
  • ¾ cup boiling water
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 small clove garlic
  • 1 chipotle chilli in adobo sauce
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  1. Place all ingredients together in a high-speed blender. Process until smooth and creamy, approximately 1 min.
  2. If you find it’s too thick, add more water. If it’s not quite thick enough, add more cashew nuts.
  3. Tip: If you prefer a spice-free Queso, replace the chipotle chilli with a teaspoon of smoked paprika.


Georgia Harding

Georgia Harding is a naturopath with almost 20 years experience, a mother and a passionate health educator. After many years consulting in a busy practice, lecturing in natural medicine and sharing her knowledge on talkback radio, Georgia decided to reach out and share her passion for holistic health by developing her blog, Well Nourished.
On her website, she shares fad-free health advice and intolerance/allergy-friendly recipes to inspire people to live happy, healthy lives and create delicious food memories.

Georgia’s ebook Rise and Shine: A Well Nourished Breakfast will inspire and guide you to prepare the most important meal of the day in just minutes. Her latest ebook The Well Nourished Lunch Box contains over 50 nut-free, allergy-friendly wholefood sweet and savoury snacks, lunches and meals to inspire you to pack a nourishing lunch box that your kids will love to eat and you will love to make.