Pumpkin Cashew Queso

This Pumpkin Cashew Queso is the easiest non-dairy Mexican cheese sauce! It’s only a handful of ingredients, vegan, and such a crowd pleaser!!

Prep: 5 minTotal: 5 minutes
Servings: serves 6


  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup pumpkin puree
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped for garnish
  • tortilla chips for serving


  1. Place the cashews, salsa, pumpkin puree, nutritional yeast, cumin, salt, and water in a blender and blend on high until smooth.
  2. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and serve immediately with tortilla chips.
  3. If you want to serve this hot, pour the smooth queso into a pot over medium heat for 3 – 5 minutes. Whisk continuously until it is warmed through. If it gets too thick, add 1/4 cup water to thin it out.
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