Cashew Queso

If you are looking for a perfectly smooth, creamy, and cheezy sauce that is also healthy for you, then this recipe is for you!

My mom first tried out this recipe a couple years ago, and my dad (a huge foodie) fell in love with it and now consistently asks for us to make a big batch of it, making sure our fridge always has a place for this dreamy golden sauce.

The great thing about cashew cream is that it is really healthy for you! Cashews are filled with loads of vitamins, minerals, and protein. Plus, you still get that creamy goodness like other store-bought queso’s, but it’s like 10x better.

Not only is cashew cream healthy, but it is also perfectly customizable based on your likes and preferences. You can play around and see which spices, hot sauces, etc. you like and see what comes out best, but I swear that this recipe is top-notch.

Cashew Queso

Cashew Queso

This cashew queso is creamy, cheezy, and so delicious! Made with just a handful of simple ingredients, this sauce is sure to become a staple in your fridge.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes


  • 1 cup cashews
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1 Tbsp salsa or hot sauce of choice
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  1. Soak cashews in hot water for 20 minutes. This step is optional, but recommended if you dont have a high-speed blender
  2. Put all ingredients in a blender and blend on med/high speed for around 1 minute
  3. Pour into a container and store in fridge for up to 14 days!


If you have a high-speed blender you dont need to soak the cashews, but it's totally up to you! Sometimes I find that it softens them up a bit, but if I'm in a crunch or feel too lazy I don't soak them and it turns out just as good!

When making any cashew cream, make sure the cashews are raw and not roasted. Roasted cashews will give it a more grainy texture and really bring out the cashew flavor, which we don't want. Stick to raw cashews!

So there you have it! Creamy, cheezy, and delicious cashew queso! Give this recipe a go and see how you like it!

It goes so well on basically any Mexican dish like tacos, burritos, taquitos, etc. But I’ve also used it to dip veggie sticks in, drizzled it over potatoes, or used it as a simple chip dip!

Leave a comment below and let me know how you like this recipe or if you tried any other tasty variations. And, as always, let me know if you have any questions/comments/suggestions for me!

Happy cooking!

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