Red Pepper Cashew Queso

It’s everything you expect from a great queso dip, without the dairy.



  • 1 3/4 cups (420 ml) water
  • 1/2 cups (120 g) raw almonds
  • ¼ cup (15 g) nutritional yeast
  • ½ cup (65 g) cashews
  • 1 (150 g) red bell pepper, stemmed
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1½ teaspoon kosher salt, optional
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes


  1. Place all ingredients into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure the lid.
  2. Start the blender on its lowest speed, then quickly increase to its highest speed. Blend for 5 minutes and 45 seconds, or select the Hot Soups program and allow cycle to complete.

Chef's Notes

  • Adapted from Life is NOYOKE
  • Your Vitamix blender is powerful enough to pulverize the nuts in this recipe, so you can enjoy your favorite restaurant-style queso at home (without the dairy).