Let me introduce you to the BEST creamy Loaded Vegan Queso Dip that’s made with vegetables! I think “queso” is the first word I learned in Spanish. My parents made the best queso dip ever and I have great memories eating that dip. The bad news is that the base of that wonderful, creamy queso dip was Velveeta cheese. Womp. Womp.
I’m not going to lie, I grew up on Velveeta and man did I love that stuff. From mac and cheese to queso dip to straight sliced from the block, I could eat it all day (and I did).
Today, if I’m going to eat cheese, I prefer to eat the real stuff and not a “processed cheese product” filled with tons of preservatives. If it’s your thing, that’s cool, but as much as I love the taste (and texture) of that melty almost-but-not-quite-real cheese, I tend to stay away from it these days.
All of this is kind of beside the point, though, because today’s recipe is actually for a Vegan Queso Dip. No cheese or dairy at all.
Creamy texture? Yes.
So what’s it made from? Recently I made this simple, 10-minute vegan nacho sauce with dairy-free yogurt, but I went a different route with this Loaded Vegan Queso dip.
There’s a little bit more involved, but guys, it has VEGGIES. The base is cashews, carrots, and sweet potatoes and it’s pretty dreamy. They blend into a creamy, perfectly and naturally orange, rich dip that is spiced with my homemade taco seasoning. YUM.
This is a fake cheese I can get behind.
Add some onions, tomatoes, corn, and jalapeño peppers and you have a party-worthy dip that everyone will love.Print
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