Vegan Chile Con Queso

Sometimes you just want queso. Am I right? The creamy gooey down right delicious mixture that is queso. So, why should we have to give that yumminess up when we give up cheese and other dairy products? You shouldn't! Being plant-based doesn't mean boring or lacking in flavor. It means embracing the amazingness of good wholesome ingredients, and getting creative when we want some tasty every now and again treats; like, queso!

Plus, it's the perfect appetizer for an event, or when your just craving some downright comfort food, that isn't all that bad for you. My roommate who is neither vegan, nor health conscious whatsoever, just ate half a batch all by himself, and said he would have eaten it all if he didn't have to share. Hehe. So, indulge in this creamy goodness and enjoy. In moderation, of course! 🙂

Vegan Chile Con Queso
Serves 4
This vegan chile con queso is creamy gooey goodness with the perfect hint of spiciness. A great appetizer for a dinner party, football game, or event!
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
170 calories
15 g
15 g
10 g
8 g
7 g
150 g
379 g
1 g
0 g
2 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
150g
Servings
4
Amount Per Serving
Calories 170
Calories from Fat 88
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g
16%
Saturated Fat 7g
33%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 15mg
5%
Sodium 379mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates 15g
5%
Dietary Fiber 5g
18%
Sugars 1g
Protein 8g
Vitamin A
9%
Vitamin C
9%
Calcium
5%
Iron
6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 2 Tbsp non-dairy butter
  2. 4 cloves garlic, minced
  3. 1 serrano pepper, chopped (sub jalapeno for milder spice)
  4. 4 Tbsp arrowroot powder (sub flour)
  5. 1 1/2 cups non-dairy milk, unsweetened
  6. 5 Tbsp nutritional yeast
  7. 1/2 tsp sea salt, ground
  8. 1/4 tsp cumin, ground
  9. 1/2 cup diced tomatoes (canned or fresh)
  10. Cilantro, chopped
Instructions
  1. Heat large saucepan with butter over medium heat. Once butter starts to sizzle, add minced garlic and serrano pepper. Cook for 1-2 minutes, stirring frequently so that garlic doesn't burn.
  2. Add arrowroot powder 1 Tbsp at a time and stir/whisk until powder dissolves. Once you add the last tablespoon the mixture should be slightly thick.
  3. Now stir/whisk in non-dairy milk ½ cup at a time. It may still have clumps, but that's okay. Mix as well as you can (you will blend in a blender later). Add 1/4 cup diced tomatoes (no need to drain liquid if using canned tomatoes it will add to the flavor)! Cook for 1-2 more minutes.
  4. Transfer to high speed blender/food processor. Add nutritional yeast, salt, and cumin. Blend on high until creamy and smooth. Transfer to a bowl and mix in the rest of the diced tomatoes (1/4 cup). Top with cilantro and serve immediately. Can be reheated, but best when fresh!
Notes
  1. Add more non-dairy milk if the consistency is too thick. Vice versa more arrowroot powder/flour can be used to thicken.
Adapted from Minimalist Baker
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calories
170
fat
10g
protein
8g
carbs
15g
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Adapted from Minimalist Baker
Happy Body Kitchen http://happybodykitchen.com/
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Sommer Chaka is a certified holistic nutritionist. She believes that by consuming a whole foods plant based diet, you can prevent, cure, and even reverse some of our most deadly diseases like cancer and heart disease.

She has a passion for food and helps teach others how to create flavor-packed meals that are quick and simple. Allowing you to create a happy healthy lifestyle and reach your goals.

She is available for consultations. Contact her at (832) 414-6362.

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Sommer Chaka is a certified holistic nutritionist. She believes that by consuming a whole foods plant based diet, you can prevent, cure, and even reverse some of our most deadly diseases like cancer and heart disease.

She has a passion for food and helps teach others how to create flavor-packed meals that are quick and simple. Allowing you to create a happy healthy lifestyle and reach your goals.

She is available for consultations. Contact her at (832) 414-6362.

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