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Dairy Free Habanero Queso

Dairy Free Habanero Queso

This post is sponsored by Yellowbird Foods. I received product and compensation, but all opinions are my own.

For this super delicious recipe I had the opportunity to team up with Yellowbird Foods to create a fall recipe with their incredible hot sauces. What screams fall more than football? Pretty much nothing. And if you know me, you know that I can only watch #sports if I have good snacks in front of me to keep me entertained. This dairy free habanero queso and a big bowl of siete chips will definitely work!

Dairy free habanero queso is a delicious, creamy, spicy cheese sauce that just so happens to be vegan. It is so delicious that you won't even be able to tell. Make dairy free queso the next addition to Sunday football snacks.

I loooooovvveee queso now, but I went through a period of my life where I just decided that I didn’t like it. Maybe it was food fear and maybe I just wanted to be different, but I avoided the stuff for years. Then I went to college in the south and I couldn’t avoid it anymore. Queso was EVERYWHERE and for good reason. Queso is delicious.

When I got more comfortable experimenting in the kitchen, I realized that cashews and cauliflower are two ingredients that I can rely on to make a vegan recipe extra creamy or cheesy and then when you combine that cheesiness with some spice it gets even better!

Dairy free habanero queso is a delicious, creamy, spicy cheese sauce that just so happens to be vegan. It is so delicious that you won't even be able to tell. Make dairy free queso the next addition to Sunday football snacks.

I love trying new hot sauce flavors and Yellowbird’s variety pack did not disappoint. My absolute favorite is the Blue Agave Sriracha, but a close runner up is the Habanero Condiment and I thought that it would be the perfect flavor to combine with the butternut squash and cashews to make this creamy dip. This sauce has a nice KICK though so I only used about a tablespoon in my recipe, but if you like things spicier feel free to add even more!

Dairy free habanero queso is a delicious, creamy, spicy cheese sauce that just so happens to be vegan. It is so delicious that you won't even be able to tell. Make dairy free queso the next addition to Sunday football snacks.

Dairy Free Habanero Queso

prep time: 10 minscook time: 5 minstotal time: 15 mins

ingredients:

instructions:

  1. Soak raw cashews in water for at least 12 hours
  2. Drain and rinse cashews
  3. Steam 1/2 cup cubed butternut squash
  4. Add cashews and warm butternut squash to a food processor or high speed blender with nutritional yeast, salt and Yellowbird Habanero Condiment
  5. Blend or process until fully combined
  6. Best enjoyed immediately with tortilla chips, cut veggies or a plate of nachos!
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