Vegan Queso…in the Vitamix

So my first whack at making a vegan cheese-type sauce in the Vitamix was NOT a success (likely because I conflated a bunch of recipes and used past-its-prime RAW cauliflower as a base). THAT little experiment went right down the drain.

Today, however, my attempt at adapting an excellent vegan queso recipe was entirely successful! It’s based on a Post-Punk Kitchen recipe–Cashew Queso–and turned out to be much quicker in the Vitamix and quite a bit smoother.

Vegan Vitamix Queso

Throw in the Vitamix…

  • 1 cup cashews, soaked in boiling water for ten minutes and drained
  • 2 cups homemade veg broth
  • 2 tablespoons white miso
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 2 teaspoons Better Than Bouillon vegetable paste

Next, spray a saucepan with oil and saute for eight minutes (adding garlic in for last minute)….

  • 1 small yellow onion, diced
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped

Add the mixture from the saucepan into the Vitamix and also add…

  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin (I used dehydrated cilantro because I ran out of cumin!!!)
  • 1 teaspoon dried red chili peppers
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast

Set your Vitamix to the “soup” setting and walk away until it finishes.


  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

And mix on medium for a few seconds.

It’s delicious atop a baked potato with vegan coconut bacon and chopped green onions!


And if you want to make a meal of it, add a handful of black beans and a dollop of guacamole and salsa–Yum yum!!!


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