I could seriously eat queso with every meal if it were socially acceptable. Queso and guacamole. Those two things are ALWAYS in my house. I’m not going to lie, I had some of this queso with breakfast. Matt always makes fun of me because, inevitably, I drop some guacamole or queso on the close I’m wearing. “It’s not yours if it doesn’t have guacamole on it.” I guess I need a bib or something. I also may be the only person who had to get a ring cleaned because I accidentally dipped it in guacamole and it got in between all of the stones. Welcome to my life.
Matt finds my need for queso and guacamole either endearing or annoying, I’m not sure which. But either way he’s okay with eating meals that involve one or both of those things at least twice a week. They’re just so amazingly delicious! Most of the time Matt doesn’t get to actually eat any of it because, I’ll admit it, I’m a queso hog of sorts. Actually, I tend to hog just about any dip if I really like it, without really meaning to. Oops.
This queso is extra great because it’s plant-based and totally customizable! Like spicy queso? Add some jalapeños. Like your queso with “meat” in it? Put some lentil taco meat in it. The possibilities are endless. I would suggest using a high powered blender such as a Vitamix or Blendtec .
On anther note, I’ve been reading a lot of books lately. I’ve always been a bookworm, but I had stopped reading as much because Matt and I went on a series of vacations. Now that I’m back in the swing of things, I’ve been reading like a maniac again! If anyone has any recommendations, please let me know. I’m definitely open to suggestions!
- 1 1/2 Cups Raw Cashews soaked for 6-8 hours
- 2 Cups Vegetable Broth low sodium
- 1/3 Cup Nutritional Yeast
- 1 Tsp Smoked Paprika
- 1 Tsp Chile Powder
- 1 Tbsp Lime Juice
- 1 Tsp Cumin
- 1 Tsp Sea Salt
- 2 Cloves Garlic minced
- 1 Diced Jalapeno optional
- Pico de Gallo optional
Soak cashews for 6-8 hours (or overnight) in water.
Drain and rinse cashews.
Place all ingredients in a high powered blender such as a Vitamix or Blendtec and blend until smooth.
Enjoy with chips, on tacos or however you like to eat queso!
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days.