Cruelty-Free Queso

3.1 (7 reviews)

Cruelty-Free Queso

  • Prep Time 5 minutes
  • Cook Time 0
  • Servings 4


  • 1/4-1/2 fresh jalapeño, sliced (depending on the desired spice level)
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 2/3 cup raw almonds
  • 1 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1 Tbsp. turmeric
  • 1 tsp. cayenne or crushed pepper (optional)


  1. Place all the ingredients except the cayenne/crushed pepper in a blender and blend until well combined.
  2. Garnish with the cayenne/crushed pepper and enjoy!
Rated 3.1/5 based on 7 reviews

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