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smoky chipotle cashew queso! an easy vegan queso recipe made with cashews, chipotle peppers, spices, & lime juice! the perfect healthy game day snack, smoky chipotle cashew queso will be the hit of your next game day party! #playswellwithbutter #cashewqueso #veganqueso #easyveganrecipes #vegansnack #gamedaysnacks #gamedayappetizer #gamedayfood #healthysnack

smoky chipotle cashew queso

  • Author: jess larson | plays well with butter
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 2 cups (serves 6-8 generously) 1x
  • Category: snack, vegan recipe, dairy-free recipe

Description

an easy vegan queso recipe made with cashews, chipotle peppers, spices, & lime juice! the perfect healthy game day snack, smoky chipotle cashew queso will be the hit of your next game day party!


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Ingredients


Instructions

Add all listed ingredients into a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth. Serve with chips & snacks & beer! DEVOUR.


Notes

  • Storage: Chipotle cashew queso is best served immediately, but it will keep for up to 5 days stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Give it a good stir before serving and it’ll be good to go!
  • Spiciness: I don’t find this chipotle cashew queso to be especially spicy, especially since it’s so creamy & has a nice hit of lime juice to balance everything out nicely. If you don’t love spicy food, you can omit the peppers altogether. I still recommend using the adobo sauce – it’s the smoky, slightly spicy sauce that canned chipotles are packed in. You’ll get lots of smoky flavor, without too much heat.
  • Lime juice: For the best control on the amount of acidity you add to your chipotle cashew queso, I suggest starting with the juice of 1 lime. Once the queso is blended, taste & see if it needs a little bit more brightness. The amount you ultimately go with will vary on the size & juiciness of the limes you use. For me, it’s usually 1 ½ limes, using limes that are juicy & medium-sized. I cut the remaining ½ into wedges for beer. ?
  • This chipotle cashew queso recipe is inspired by this dairy-free queso dip, which I still haven’t been able to try due to out of stocks at my local stores, but caused me to fall in love with the idea of a vegan, dairy-free cashew queso. I also helped a client prep & shoot a similar recipe (also very delicious!), which helped me pick up on some tips for prepping cashew queso.

Keywords: chipotle cashew queso, cashew queso, vegan cheese