Raw, Vegan Cashew Cheese Recipe (You Will Lick the Bowl)

Let’s taco serious for a minute: This is nacho average cheese dip recipe.

This raw, vegan nacho cheese dip made with creamy cashews will blow your mind. This dip will put any dairy (cheese-like, processed) dip you buy at the store to shame. Seriously, I’ve had friends licking the bowl.

What’s great about this raw, vegan cashew cheese dip is that it’s unbelievably delicious while also guilt-free. We’re using all healthy ingredients for nourishing goodness. Use this dip in recipes, or eat it like I most often do, with baked non-gmo french fries. One more amazing tid bit: It takes just 5 minutes of effort to make!

Note: This recipe is designed to work with a Vitamix blender. This wonderful piece of kitchen machinery is nacho average kitchen blender. It has the ability to pulverize ingredients for a smooth creamy finish, and it warms as it blends. If you do not have a Vitamix you may have to adapt this recipe. Perhaps pre-soak your cashews to soften them and expect a grittier texture and room temperature dip.


Raw, Vegan Cashew Nacho Cheese

Total Prep Time: 5-10 minutes

Serves: 10-12

Place all ingredients into Vitamix blender and process at highest speed for 3 minutes until warm, smooth and creamy! Devour on everything.

Big thanks to Summer Pulice, an incredible aerialist friend of mine in San Diego, who shared her recipe with me. She has worked doing Vitamix demonstrations and promotes a vegan, plant-based diet.

One more thing:

Q: What does a nosey pepper do?

A: Get’s jalapeno business!



2 cups raw, unsalted cashews
1/3 onion
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1/2 lemon (use the juice)
1 red pepper, seeded

1 jalapeño pepper, seeded
3 cloves garlic
1 pkg taco seasoning (check the ingredients, there should only be spices listed!)

Salt and pepper to taste
1 cup water


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