Restaurant Style "Queso" (Dairy free, Vegan & Paleo)
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Recipe type: Dip
Serves: 4
  • ½ cup cashews, soaked for 8 hours or boiled for ~7 minutes until soft
  • 1 Tbsp tapioca Starch
  • 1 Tbsp nutritional seasoning
  • ½ tsp salt + more to taste
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder
  • ⅛ tsp cumin
  • ⅛ tsp chili powder
  • ⅛ tsp paprika
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp green chili's (make sure it is just the flesh part, no peel!
  1. Place the first 10 ingredients in a blender and blend until completely smooth.
  2. Next, add the green chilis and blend for a few extra seconds to get them mixed in well.
  3. Pour the mixture into a small saucepan and turn on medium-high heat. Stir constantly with a silicone spatula, scraping the bottom to make sure it does not stick.
  4. The mixture will begin to clump up. Keep stirring and scraping the bottom until the mixture becomes a consistent thickness. Once the mixture is done, remove from heat and stir until the pan in cooled off enough for it to not stick or burn on the bottom.
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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