5 from 4 votes

Vegan Chipotle Queso

This amazing Vegan Chipotle Queso will satisfy any cheesy craving. It's made with cashews and tastes just like the queso dip at Mexican restaurants but it's dairy-free!

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword vegan chipotle queso, vegan queso, vegan queso dip
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 214.7 kcal
Author Mary Ellen



  • 3 TB chopped cilantro (optional)


  1. Add all ingredients (except tomatoes) into a high-speed blender* and blend until smooth. If it's too thick, add small amounts of water. You want it smooth but thick.

  2. Transfer mixture to saucepan/skillet and stir in most or all of the tomatoes. I like keeping some of the tomatoes as a garnish on top but you don't have to.

  3. Heat on low for a few minutes while constantly stirring until queso is warm. IMPORTANT: Make sure you keep stirring because I have found that cashew sauces burn or stick to the pan easily! 

  4. Top with cilantro and tortilla chips and enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Vegan Chipotle Queso
Amount Per Serving
Calories 214.7 Calories from Fat 131
% Daily Value*
Fat 14.5g22%
Carbohydrates 14.25g5%
Fiber 3g13%
Protein 10.4g21%
Vitamin A 300IU6%
Vitamin C 3.5mg4%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 2.6mg14%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.