Two bowls stacked on top of each other and top one filled with fully loaded guacamole with vegan cotija cheese

Fully Loaded Guacamole Dip with Vegan Cotija Cheese

An all in one party dip you won't be able to stop eating. Filled with amazing ingredients for that perfect flavor, this fully loaded guacamole will be your go to appetizer. Sprinkle with vegan Cotija cheese for a unique twist everyone will love!
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword vegan dips with cheese, vegan mexican cheese
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 cups dip (a little over 1 1/4 cups cheese)
Calories 443 kcal
Author Sophia DeSantis


  • 3 avocados
  • 1 cup finely chopped tomato
  • ½ cup finely chopped red onion
  • ½ cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 4 teaspoons finely chopped garlic about 5 cloves
  • 1-2 teaspoons finely chopped Serrano chiles optional but recommended
  • 1-2 teaspoons fresh orange juice optional but recommended
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Vegan Cotija Cheese for topping see recipe below

Vegan Cotija Cheese

  • 1 cup raw cashews do not soak
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice can also use lime juice, I liked the lemon tang better
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • ½ - ¾ teaspoon sea salt
US Customary - Metric


  1. Make Cotjia cheese by placing the dry cashews in a food processor and blending until they are in a fine crumble. Do not overblend or it will make cashew butter. Add the lemon juice, vinegar and salt and pulse until incorporated. It will be wet and crumbly, set aside.
  2. Cut and scrape avocados into a bowl, do not mash yet.
  3. Add the rest of the ingredients (except the cotjia cheese), and roughly chop and mix. You don’t want to make it too smooth, keeping this chunky is what makes it so good.
  4. Sprinkle cotija cheese over the top, use as much as you want, dig in and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

The orange juice trick was a little secret a friend told me who used to work in a Mexican restaurant. It really adds a great twist of flavor! So although it's optional, I highly recommend it!

Nutrition Facts
Fully Loaded Guacamole Dip with Vegan Cotija Cheese
Amount Per Serving
Calories 443 Calories from Fat 324
% Daily Value*
Fat 36g55%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg0%
Sodium 148mg6%
Potassium 1083mg31%
Carbohydrates 28g9%
Fiber 12g48%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 665IU13%
Vitamin C 29mg35%
Calcium 44mg4%
Iron 3.1mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.