Facebook Twitter Instagram Pinterest
SHOP SkinnyFit

SkinnyFit Guarantee, love it or call us!   |   Free returns in any condition

(888) 862 1758   |   FAQ   |   Help




Quick & Easy Vegan Cashew Queso

Written by Shelby Torrese

Jump To Recipe

There’s no better excuse to finish off a bag of chips than a good queso dip. I have a special recipe I make almost every Sunday. I laugh every time my boyfriend or his friends compliment me on it because it’s a vegan recipe! There’s zero cheese or milk in it and everyone LOVES it.

With the Super Bowl around the corner, I felt now was the perfect time to share this easy queso recipe. It’s creamy like a queso, has a hint of spice, and comes together so easily. 

The Popular Dip Made Healthy!

Traditional queso is delicious, but can leave a heavy feeling in your stomach. The multiple types of cheese, including cream cheese, milk, and butter are high-fat foods that can lead to an upset stomach. Especially if you’re munching on it all day.

This vegan recipe version of a queso dip is much lighter and contains fewer calories. The nine ingredients, including water and salt, are much easier to digest than a lactose-heavy side dish. Plus, if you have any dairy-free friends over, they’ll appreciate being able to chow down with everyone! 

Secret Ingredients For Weight Loss

This vegan recipe is kinder to the digestive system than a non-vegan queso thanks to a few key ingredients. Plus, they’re great for weight loss support, too!


Cashews are a great source of healthy fats and fiber. Their creamy texture makes them perfect for recreating sauces and dips, like queso. These nuts also contain trace amounts of magnesium, which are great for overall health, including digestion.


Spices like cumin, chili powder, and harissa help improve metabolic fire. This can mean more regular digestion and an increased metabolism. Plus, including a variety of spices in your dishes can help increase the vitamin and mineral count of your meals! 

Super Youth Unflavored

Hydrolyzed collagen is a great way to support your digestive system. The various amino acids that make up collagen have been shown to help smooth and soothe the lining of the digestive tract. [1] This can help reduce gas, bloating, and indigestion. Good quality collagens like Super Youth go completely undetected in recipes, so you can add it whenever you want without altering the flavor of your food or drinks.

Mentioned In This Post

SkinnyFit Unflavored Collagen

Look and feel younger with Super Youth Multi-Collagen Peptides! This versatile collagen powder includes 5 collagen types from 4 natural sources to restore youthfulness from the inside out.

Learn More

Quick & Easy Vegan Cashew Queso

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time:
Total Time: 5 minutes
Serving Size: 6 servings


  • 2 scoops SY Unflavored
  • ¾ - 1 cup hot water
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 clove chopped garlic
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • tbsp harissa (or hot salsa, hot sauce)


  1. Add ingredients to a blender & combine until creamy, adding more water as needed. If consistency becomes too thin, thicken with additional raw cashews
  2. Serve with chips and garnish with harissa, hot sauce, or preferred toppings, enjoy!

About The Author

Shelby Torrese

Nutrition, Movement & Meditation Coach

Shelby Torrese is a wellness enthusiast (and matcha fanatic!) from Miami, FL. She attributes her love of movement to her mom, a personal trainer, and her love of food to her dad, a farmer. She studied creative writing in college while getting her yoga certification, and went on to pursue fitness and nutrition in grad school. Her go-to advice is, “Balance,” and she is a firm believer that the ocean can cure just about everything.

  • Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher
  • NASM Certified Nutrition Coach
  • M.S. in Human Performance


Related Articles