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Easy 5 Minute Vegan Queso Blanco

Vegan White Queso

This 5 Minute Vegan Queso Blanco is the vegan queso that you've been missing in your life. Run to the kitchen and whip this up in 5 minutes for a delicious snack!
Prep Time 2 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican

Equipment

  • High speed blender

Ingredients
  

  • 1 cooked potato I steamed mine
  • ¾ cup cashews unsoaked, unsalted
  • 1 cup veggie broth I used a wonderful protein Veggie broth from the brand 'Sam's'
  • ½ cup water see Notes**
  • 4 ounce can of diced green chile
  • 1 tbsp juice of pickled jalapenos
  • 3 tbsp diced pickled jalapenos see Notes**
  • 2-3 tsp salt salt to taste
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • Peel steamed potato and add to blender
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the blender and blend until you get a thick and smooth consistency.
  • Taste and adjust saltiness and spiciness to your preference.
    If you like a more subtle flavor, start with half the amount of chiles and 1 tbsp of Jalapenos. ( I used all 4 ounces of chiles and the 3 tbsp of jalapenos in mine and liked the slightly spicy kick).

Notes

Notes:
1. If you have a high speed blender you won't need to soak the cashews.
2. If you DON'T have a high speed blender you can soak the cashews in very hot water for 1 hour, then drain and use.
3. When using soaked cashews, start with ¼ cup of water (instead of the ½ cup stated above) and add water accordingly for your desired thickness.
4. If your cashews are salted, I recommend only adding maybe 1 tsp of salt to the queso and tasting at the end to see if it needs more salt. (you don't want it to be too salty!)
5. If you like a lot of spice, add an extra tbsp of diced jalapenos to the mixture. (I like to reserve some to stir into my cheese once it's been blended)
6. I think steamed potatoes work best, but if you have to boil them, I'd dial back the water added to the recipe since the potatoes will be holding a good bit of water.
Keyword appetizer, easy vegan recipe, Queso, vegan