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Queso Blanco Mexican Cheese Dip (raw, GF, vegan)

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One can never have enough “cheese” recipes in their arsenal.   My husband is a snacker, more like a grazer, so I like to keep the kitchen stocked with raw treats  that he can indulge on whenever the mood strikes.  This dip can be used in so many ways; dip your veggies in it, pour over lightly steamed veggies, dip your chips or crackers, eat it with a  spoon (sheepishly looks away), spread it on a wrap or sandwich or or or…. I used a can of green chillies for this recipes.  If you are 100% raw you can use raw, fresh chillies, diced or just omit them.  But they do add a nice flavor to this yummy cheese dip.

Ingredients: yields approx. 2 cups

  • 1/4 cup cold-pressed olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups orange or red bell pepper (use organic, it’s on the dirty list)
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 cup raw cashews, soaked 2 hours
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp dry mustard powder
  • 1/4 cup canned green chillies


  1. Rough chop the bell pepper then put it in the blender.
  2. Add the remaining ingredients (except for the oil), in the listed order, into the blender.  Blend until smooth and creamy.  This may take up to 5 minutes.  It depends on the blender!
  3. Once the “cheese” sauce is smooth, while the blender is running, drizzle in the olive oil.  Don’t over-mix, just blend until combined.
  4. Store in a glass, air-tight container for up to a week.

Equipment Needed: (my personal recommendations)



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11 thoughts on “Queso Blanco Mexican Cheese Dip (raw, GF, vegan)

  1. Harmony says:

    I just love your recipes!
    But I must ask…please tell me are those some raw version of chips?

    • amie-sue says:

      This is a reply to both of you Kathleen and Harmony… I have YET to find a raw corn chip recipe that I LOVE. I have made many but they haven’t met my standards. haha I am not giving up though. Corn chips are a staple for my husband and I want him to ea raw ones! :) Have a great evening, amie sue

  2. Kathleen says:

    Do you have a recipe for the corn chips to accompany the Mexican cheese dip? I’ve made your spicy flax and cheese nip crackers and they both received raves. Will definitely make the Queso Blanco.

    Thank you for the great recipes!


  3. Jamie says:

    Just made this, and it is so tastey! Im new to raw, and this is a lovely transition food along with the corn nachos Mmmm. Although, I do feel really naughty eating it, even though it is so healthy and nutritious. Thank you :-)

    • amie-sue says:

      Wonderful Jamie! I am so glad that you enjoyed it. Don’t feel naughty though, ok well maybe a little. hehe Enjoy and have a wonderful day, amie sue

  4. Cara says:

    This looks delicious! I just picked up the ingredients today to make it. Did you know there are organic canned diced green chiles on the market? http://www.shoporganic.com/product/la-preferida-organic-diced-green-chiles/organic-canned-vegetables
    shopOrganic is a Tucson business so locals can buy online and pick up instead of paying shipping. I dont know if anyone else in town carries these, they’re brand new.
    For chips, I make these http://www.welikeitraw.com/rawfood/2006/11/soft_corn_torti.html in rounds then cut them into chips when I flip them.

    • amie-sue says:

      Hello Cara,
      Thanks for the heads up on the organic chiles. More and more the market is catching on!! Thanks for the links on the chips. Corn chips have always been a tricky thing for my husband to like. He thinks many of the raw ones have a bitter taste to them. I will keep trying though..love a mission. Have a blessed day! amie sue

    • Cara says:

      Just want to follow up and say that I made this recipe and it is amazing. The taste and texture are so reminiscent of real dairy queso – I let it warm up just a little bit in the Vitamix and with fresh chips right out of the dehydrator, this felt like a big ole ‘cheat’!

      • amie-sue says:

        So happy to hear that you enjoyed it Cara. Don’t think of it as a cheat though…just eaten’ good. :) Have a great evening, amie sue

  5. Joey says:

    Oh wow! This is soo good! It’s my first nut “cheese” and I’m blown away. My mother stopped by right after I finished making it. She tasted it and was blown away too! (and she’s S.A.D. all the way!)

    • amie-sue says:

      That is wonderful Joey!! So happy to hear that you and your mother enjoyed it. It is a staple in our home. Thank you for sharing. amie sue

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