Yes, it’s vegan. Yes, it’s queso. And YES, it’s GOOD! I have tried a few different vegan “cheeses,” and the only one that I liked remotely was the queso at Spiral Diner in Ft. Worth. Well, tonight that changed! My wife made the Quick Queso from Happy Herbivore’s new book, and it was amazing – even the 12 year old pickypants liked it! So here you go!
Ingredients (it says it makes 1 cup, but I think we got slightly more than that):
- 1 cup Non-dairy milk (we used Almond Milk)
- 1/3 cup Nutritional Yeast
- 2 tbsp whole wheat flour
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp ground cumin
- 1/4 tsp paprika
- 1/4 tsp chili powder or cayenne (optional)
- 1/4 – 1/3 cup salsa (we used Hellasphere Hot)
Very simple, very easy.
Whisk all ingredients, except for the salsa, together in a saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring often until thick. Stir in salsa (the queso will turn an orange color) – serve immediately.
We had this with tortilla chips and it was SO good! Tomorrow for lunch I am planning on using it to make nachos…enjoy!
Per Serving (1/4 cup): Calories 45, Total fat .8g, Carbohydrates 6.2g, Fiber 1.6g, Sugars 1.8g, Protein 4g