vegan jalapeño queso

Vegan Jalapeno Queso | Nut Free | Gluten Free | Soy Free

Cheese is the number one food people have trouble giving up when transitioning to a plant-based diet. Why? Two things: dairy cheese has addictive qualities and it just tastes plain delicious.

But what if I told you that you can have your cheese and eat it too? Ladies and gents, I give you Vegan Jalapeño Queso! All the cheesy flavor without the cow.

You might be wondering how cheese is possible without dairy? Typically, vegan cheese is made from nuts because their high in fat (like dairy cheese) and they have a creamy consistency after being blended.

However, nuts are not the only way to make vegan cheese. Can you guess how it’s made?

Vegan Jalapeno Queso | Nut Free | Gluten Free | Soy Free

Prep It

To start, chop your white potatoes and carrots, then place them in a pot of boiling water for about five minutes, or until soft. As your veggies boil, chop and prep the rest of your other ingredients.

Once your potatoes and carrots are finished boiling, dump them in a strainer to drain. Then, add them into your blender along with all your ingredients.

*Chef’s note – a high speed blender is a versatile tool for plant-based cooking. I highly recommend purchasing a Vitamix if you cook often and your budget allows it. I use mine daily for smoothies, but is really comes in handy when making creamy creations like this jalapeno queso.

Now, blend your cheese up until smooth and creamy. Taste test and adjust salt or spiciness as needed.

Vegan Jalapeno Queso | Nut Free | Gluten Free | Soy Free
Vegan Jalapeno Queso | Nut Free | Gluten Free | Soy Free

Eat It  

Now dig in! I really hope you enjoy it as much as I did creating it. For best results, serve the cheese hot. 

You can eat this with your favorite chips and salsa or try it on my Vegan Mushroom Lentil Burger or my Hearty Vegan Black Bean Burger.

Additionally, you might enjoy it with these other options too:

Vegan Jalapeno Queso | Nut Free | Gluten Free | Soy Free
Vegan Jalapeno Queso | Nut Free | Gluten Free | Soy Free

vegan jalapeño queso

vegan jalapeño queso

Prep Time
Total Time 
15 minutes
15 minutes
Prep Time:
15 minutes
Total Time: 
15 minutes
Servings:
8
Cuisine:
vegan
Category:
sauces
Diet:
gluten free, nut free, soy free, dairy free
Author:
plant based scotty

ingredients :

2 white potatoes, chopped

1 medium carrot, chopped

1 can mild diced green chiles, drained

1/2 fresh jalapeno, chopped

1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1/4 cup nutritional yeast

1.5 tsp sea salt

1 tsp chili powder

notes :

*For best results, serve cheese hot and mix periodically to prevent thickening.

directions :

  1. Pour 8 cups of water into a large soup pot and bring to a boil. Add in potatoes and carrots and boil for eight minutes.
  2. While your veggies boil, add the rest of your ingredients into a high speed blender.
  3. Once boiled, strain potatoes and carrots in a colander. Then, add potatoes and carrots into the blender with the rest of the ingredients. Blend until smooth!

notes :

*For best results, serve cheese hot and mix periodically to prevent thickening.

Vegan Jalapeno Queso | Nut Free | Gluten Free | Soy Free
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