Vegan Queso Dip with Chips

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This vegan queso is a great party food — it's rich and has a complex flavor that everyone from kids to...
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Vegan Queso Dip with Chips

This vegan queso is a great party food — it's rich and has a complex flavor that everyone from kids to grandparents loves. When you serve this dip, make sure it's warm. — Gene Baur, Living the Farm Sanctuary Life.

4
Servings
950
Calories Per Serving
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Notes

Recipe courtesy of Jennifer Engel and Heather Goldberg, co-owners of West Hollywood, California-based Spork Foods Cooking Classes.

Reprinted from Living the Farm Sanctuary Life by Gene Baur with Gene Stone. © 2015 by Gene Baur. Photographs © 2015 by Rodale Inc. By Permission of Rodale Books. Available wherever books are sold. 

Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ Cup cashews, soaked in water for 1 hour and drained
  • 2 Cups unsweetened almond milk, plus more if needed
  • 1 Teaspoon vegan margarine
  • ½ white onion, finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, roasted and mashed
  • 1 jalapeno chile, seeded and finely diced
  • ¼ Cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • ½ Teaspoon sea salt, plus more to taste
  • ½ Teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ Teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 15-ounce can organic black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 organic tomato, seeded and diced
  • ½ Cup shredded vegan Mexican-style cheese
  • 1 small bag organic corn tortilla chips

Directions

In a blender, combine the cashews and almond milk. Purée to make cashew cream.

Heat a large pot over medium heat and add the margarine, onions, garlic, and chiles. Cook until the onion is soft, 3 minutes. Stir in the cashew cream, nutritional yeast flakes, and lime juice until well blended. Add the salt, black pepper, cumin, beans, and tomatoes and cook for 5 minutes, stirring frequently.

Add the cheese. Cook until creamy and smooth, 1 minute. If the sauce is too thick, add an additional ½ cup almond milk. Remove from the heat. Serve warm with the tortilla chips.

Vegan Shopping Tip

As an alternative to sugary, salty, processed foods, try shopping for fruits and vegetables that are in season.

Vegan Cooking Tip

For a healthier alternative, substitute honey or molasses for sugar in baking recipes, and use a 3:1 blend of canola oil to olive oil instead of butter when cooking over the flame.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
53g
82%
Sugar
8g
N/A
Saturated Fat
11g
54%
Cholesterol
14mg
5%
Protein
36g
73%
Carbs
92g
31%
Vitamin A
57µg
6%
Vitamin B12
8µg
100%
Vitamin B6
10mg
100%
Vitamin C
17mg
28%
Vitamin E
7mg
33%
Vitamin K
31µg
39%
Calcium
477mg
48%
Fiber
19g
76%
Folate (food)
115µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
115µg
29%
Folic acid
240µg
N/A
Iron
9mg
51%
Magnesium
342mg
85%
Monounsaturated
27g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
59mg
100%
Phosphorus
822mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
13g
N/A
Potassium
1151mg
33%
Riboflavin (B2)
10mg
100%
Sodium
778mg
32%
Thiamin (B1)
10mg
100%
Trans
0.2g
N/A
Zinc
9mg
62%

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