Vegan Queso with Spiced Tortilla Chips - Smooth, creamy and oh-so-delicious, you just might forget it's not real cheese.
I'm so excited about this Vegan Queso with Spiced Tortilla Chips recipe, I adapted the Queso dip from a Vegan Cheese recipe I found on Simple Vegan Blog, it is absolutely the best vegan cheese dip ever, ever, ever and it's so easy!
I'm a vegetarian who doesn't eat any animal flesh and some people think I'm vegan, but I still eat cheese, it's hard for me to give it up, but finding this recipe is helping. Let's face it most dips of this kind are over-processed and have added ingredients we could do without. This is a much healthier version that has a smooth, creamy consistency that can fool anyone into thinking it's the real thing.
I added green chilies and Roasted Tomatillo & Tomato Salsa to the original recipe to make a Queso dip. That's what so great about this kind of recipe, you can add ingredients to make it fit your taste.
You can serve it up with plain tortilla chips or kick up the flavor of your chips with a simple sprinkling of spices before heating your chips in the oven, or you can be really healthy and serve with sliced veggies.
It's also a great replacement for cheesy Pasta or Mac and Cheese sauce.
You have to, have to, have to, try this and do what I did, make it, label it, put in the fridge and see what happens. In my house my daughter used it to make a plate of nachos - she loved it, still doesn't know it wasn't real cheese.
This recipe was adapted from Simple Vegan Blog, Vegan Cheese Recipe
- 2 cups of diced potatoes, about 3 medium
- 1 cup chopped carrots, about 2 stalks
- ½ cup water
- ⅓ cup extra virgin olive oil
- 2 teaspoons sea salt
- 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice, the original recipe use lemon
- ½ cup nutritional yeast flakes
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon, chopped fresh cilantro
- ½ cup chopped green chiles
- ¾ cups Roasted Tomatillo & Tomato Salsa
- Boil potatoes and carrots in the same pot until soft, about 20 to 25 minutes.
- Drain potatoes and carrots, allow to cool slightly.
- Blend potatoes and carrots in blender with the next eight ingredients, until completely smooth.
- Transfer to medium bowl, add in the final two ingredients and stir to combine.
- Taste and add additional salt as needed.
- Serve and enjoy!
- For spiced chips, mix ¼ teaspoon each, paprika and red pepper and sprinkle over 11 or 12 oz. bag of tortilla chips on a shallow baking pan, heat in a 375 degree oven for 1 minute.
- Serving Size: ¼ cup
- Calories: 110
- Sugar: 1.6
- Sodium: 372.8
- Fat: 6.5
- Saturated Fat: 0.9
- Carbohydrates: 9.3
- Fiber: 3.7
- Protein: 6
- Cholesterol: 0
NOTE: Store in an airtight container in the fridge, reheat before serving.
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