Spicy Vegan Queso

Spicy Vegan Queso

A delicious, healthy queso. Cashew-free, dairy-free, gluten-free + vegan.


  • 1 can cannellini beans
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tbsps water
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup almond milk
  • cracked pepper to taste
  • 1/2 diced tomato (optional)
  • scallion, red pepper flake, or smoked paprika garnishes (optional)


  1. Blend all of the ingredients on high except for the almond milk.
  2. Add the ingredients to a pot on the stove.
  3. Bring up the heat to medium high and add the almond milk.
  4. Stir until mixed together well with a wooden spoon.
  5. Add diced tomatoes and mix them in.
  6. Serve hot.


Go by taste and add or subtract what you like more of and add in more water if it’s too thick. However, it does thicken quickly when it isn’t hot. It still tastes good, but it will get a different, thicker texture.

Keywords: Spicy, Vegan, Cashew-free, Queso