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.

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

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  1. 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!

    1. 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

  2. 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! 🙂

    1. 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

  3. 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!

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