It’s creamy.

And tasty.

And perfect paired with your corn tortilla chips.

Or enjoyed with a bit of crudité.

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
Serves: 12
Vegan and Gluten-Free
Author: Amie Valpone
Recipe type: Entree


  • ¾ cup almond milk
  • 1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup cashews
  • 1 3/4 cups warm water
  • 2 Tbsp. nutritional yeast
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. turmeric
  • 1 red bell pepper, finely diced
  • 3/4 cup salsa
  • 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, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, garlic powder, turmeric and almond milk mixture. Mix well; add red bell pepper, salsa, cilantro, sea salt and pepper. Serve warm, at room temperature with corn tortilla chips, crudites, atop burritos, tacos and salads. Enjoy.

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Creamy Chile con Queso
Amount Per Serving
Calories 67 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 139mg6%
Potassium 183mg5%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 555IU11%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 29mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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    1. 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!

  1. 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!

    1. 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

  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. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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!!