Homeade Vegan Creamy Chile con Queso

by Amie on September 26, 2011

It’s creamy.

And tasty.

And perfect paired with your corn tortilla chips.

Or enjoyed with a bit of cruditee.

Either way…

You’ll love it.

One bite and you just won’t be able to stop.

O ya, I forgot to mention it’s gluten-free, dairy-free, soy-free and vegan! Awesome.


Homemade Creamy Chile con Queso

Vegan and Gluten-Free

Serves 12


  • ¾ cup almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup cashews
  • 1 3/4 cups warm water
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric
  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, finely chopped
  • Sea salt and freshly ground white pepper, to taste


1. Combine almond milk and vinegar in a small bowl; set aside for 5-10 minutes until mixture thickens.  Add cornstarch; mix well to combine.

2. In a food processor, grind cashews.  Remove from food processor and add to a medium sized pot over medium heat.

3. Add water, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, turmeric and almond milk mixture. Mix well; add salsa, red bell pepper, cilantro, sea salt and pepper.

4. Serve warm, at room temperature with corn tortilla chips, crudites, atop burritos, tacos and salads.

5. Enjoy.

And I’m excited to announce my Rudi’s Gluten-Free Bread Giveaway.

Enter below for your chance to win a Rudi’s Gluten-Free FREE Loaf Coupons and  Rudi’s sandwich box.

I will be picking TWO Winners on Friday, September the 30th.

To Enter:

  • Leave a comment on this post and Tweet about this Giveaway @TheHealthyApple

Good Luck!


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{ 29 comments… read them below or add one }

Sweet and Savvy September 26, 2011 at 5:22 am

This sounds Amazing! :) thanks for sharing!


Jen September 26, 2011 at 7:41 am

We love Rudi’s and we love your blog! I made the farina Saturday and even my kids loved it. So simple and delicious. Thank You!!


Amie September 26, 2011 at 10:36 am

Thanks Jen; so great to hear from you and so happy you enjoyed the Farina. Have a wonderful day!


Maggie September 26, 2011 at 8:55 am

Amie this is genius! I can’t wait to try it. I love a creamy dip but I just can’t do veganise etc… Thanks girlie. xo


Amie September 26, 2011 at 10:36 am

Thank you, Maggie; it’s amazing. I just had it with grilled veggies last night. So yummy!!


Kate September 26, 2011 at 10:45 am

this sounds delicious I love queso in the fall!!


Lori Williams September 26, 2011 at 2:59 pm

This sounds great! my son was recently diagnosed with celiac and we are struggling with changing his whole eating lifestyle. this would be a great help! thanks!


Amie September 26, 2011 at 3:11 pm

Thanks Lori! I hope my recipes and content help you and your son; good luck! I know you can do it and I wish you all the best. So great to hear from you. Let me know how I can help you in anyway! Have a wonderful afternoon. xo


Nizzy September 26, 2011 at 4:38 pm

I am also a newly diagnosed celiac. I’m so glad my doctor found the cause of my stomach issues. I have never felt better! I would love to try to bread but i don’t use twitter! I love your blog, have been following for quite some time! :)


Amie September 26, 2011 at 4:42 pm

So happy to hear you are feeling well, Nizzy! So happy for you. This is great news; keep your head up and enjoy my recipes. Hope you are having a wonderful day! xo


evelyn harshbarger September 26, 2011 at 7:58 pm

can’t wait to try this! Thank you!


Amie September 26, 2011 at 8:07 pm

Thanks Evelyn; I hope you love it…it’s amazing!


Nicole @ Special Diet Creations September 27, 2011 at 12:18 am

This looks fabulous. Can’t wait to try it!


Amie September 27, 2011 at 10:53 am

Thanks Nicole; enjoy!


chelsey @ clean eating chelsey September 27, 2011 at 6:02 am

My mom “shared” this recipe with me on FB – it looks so great! I can’t wait to make it for a football game afternoon!


Amie September 27, 2011 at 10:54 am

Thank you so much, Chelsey! Great to hear from you. I love your blog and so happy to receive a comment from you. Have a great day! ox


chelsey @ clean eating chelsey September 27, 2011 at 6:03 am

I tweeted about this giveaway!


Katie @ Peace Love and Oats September 27, 2011 at 7:06 am

Ooooo that queso looks good, makes me want mexican!


Amie September 27, 2011 at 10:54 am

Me too; hehe…enjoy Katie. Thanks so much!


Katie @ Peace Love and Oats September 27, 2011 at 10:19 am

I tweeted about the giveaway!


Jo-Lynne {Musings of a Housewife} September 27, 2011 at 1:47 pm

This looks great! My biggest problem with gluten free cooking is that my son is allergic to tree nuts. So that seriously limits the things we can substitute. I’d love to try this with cow’s milk and without the cashews. :-)


Amie September 27, 2011 at 3:09 pm

Thanks Jo-ynne; so happy to have met you today through our blogs!


Kathleen Conner September 29, 2011 at 11:19 am

This looks really good–I’m always on the lookout for new GF recipes!


Amie September 29, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Thank you, Kathleen. Great to hear from you. Have a fabulous day and enjoy my gluten free recipes!


Kathleen Conner September 29, 2011 at 11:21 am
John Billiris September 29, 2011 at 11:22 am

I’m looking forward to trying this!


Amie September 29, 2011 at 12:16 pm

Thank you so much! Great to hear from you.


Christine @ Oatmeal in my Bowl October 18, 2011 at 3:13 pm

I wonder if I could pass this off to my husband… Hmmmm… ;)


Amie October 18, 2011 at 4:13 pm

You betcha; hehe….give it a shot! Let me know what he thinks…I’m sure he’ll love it.
Have a great night, Christine!


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