Loaded Vegan Nacho Cheez Dip
This smooth, creamy, vegan nacho cheez dip is simply addictive. Enjoy with nachos, spoon over veggies, or shovel away spoon after spoon on its own – we won’t tell!
Here’s our version of vegan “junk” food without the junk. This vegan nacho cheez is creamy, and rich thanks to the soaked cashews, with a deep umami twang thanks to the addition of the nutritional yeast. It’s a firm feature on my entertaining snacks roster, beloved by vegan and non vegans alike. The cashews will need an hour to soak and soften, for the creamiest, dreamiest texture, but aside from that the core recipe will come together with 10 minutes of prep, and just 8 ingredients.
Load your nacho cheese up with a variety of topping to really take it up a notch. Serve with crispy tortillas and enjoy.
Simple right? This dish is a great option for a nibbly snack when guests come over as it caters to a variety of common diet restrictions, while being simply irresistible. Serve it as part of a mexican sharing menu alongside some tacos and salad, or drizzle the vegan cheese You can serve it hot or cold with nachos to dip. It’s also fantastic poured over cooked veggies, or eaten straight from the bowl with a spoon (no judgements)!
I hope you enjoy them as much as we have enjoyed brainstorming, testing and eating them!
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Frequently Asked Questions
Can I make this gluten-free?
Of course! Simply use your favourite gluten-free Sriracha sauce and nacho chips.
Can I use other nuts instead of cashews?
Cashews are key here, as they provide a creamy, cheese like texture which cant be achieved with other nut varieties like almonds.