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Vegan Queso Blanco (Mexican White Cheese Dip)

Whole foods, easy to make, loads of flavor vegan queso blanco dip. Get your chips ready because this Mexican white cheese will blow your mind!
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword non dairy cheese dip recipe, vegan cheese dip
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 118 kcal
Author Sophia DeSantis


  • 1 cup cooked potato , about 1 medium sized potato (see note)
  • 4 cloves garlic , roasted (add up to 4 more for extra garlic flavor)
  • 3/4 cup raw cashews , see note
  • 1 1/2 cups veggie broth (use low sodium to keep the salt low)
  • 1 cup unsweetened cashew milk (almond would work too)
  • 4 ounces chopped mild chiles (one small can)
  • 1/2 cup jarred mild pickled jalapenos , divided
  • 1 tablespoon pickled jalapeno juice (juice from slices above)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt (see note)
US Customary - Metric


  1. Place all ingredients except for 1/4 cup pickled jalapenos into a high speed blender and blend until smooth. You can use a regular blender too but it may not get as smooth.
  2. Add last 1/4 cup jalapenos and pulse until chopped. You can also just add them at the beginning but I liked the flavor of some chopped jalapenos in the dip.
  3. Pour the liquid into a pot and heat over medium low heat on stove until it reduces and gets nice and thick and gooey. Depending on your stove, you may need to up the heat to get it to thicken nicely, even bring it to a boil then reduce the heat. 
  4. Stir frequently to prevent sticking. It took about 10 minutes for me to get the right consistency but you can make it however you prefer it. Serve hot!

Recipe Notes

Tips to prep ahead: Soak cashews if needed. Roast garlic. Boil potato.

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Queso Blanco (Mexican White Cheese Dip)
Amount Per Serving
Calories 118 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 625mg26%
Potassium 177mg5%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 125IU3%
Vitamin C 8.2mg10%
Calcium 13mg1%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.