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Tofu Queso Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free, Nut Free)

This tofu queso recipe is a creamy and flavorful sauce that is ready in 5 minutes in a blender. A rich and cheese sauce that is vegan and gluten free.  Great for nachos, burritos, or just as a party dip for tortilla chips. Blend all the ingredients together and fiesta forever!

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This tofu queso recipe saved our party last weekend, and it has a very funny story behind it. I sometimes get samples from brands asking me to try their new products. A company (which shall remain unnamed) sent me two containers of their new vegan queso, so I decided to bust them out for entertaining last weekend.  BIG MISTAKE. This company’s queso smelled like feet – it stunk up the kitchen so bad, my husband asked me to cover the bowl. After tasting the pungent queso, we decided that in no way did we want to serve it to our guests… so I had to come up with a quick vegan queso with just a few minutes before our guests arrived!  I was inspired from my vegan boom boom sauce last week to make a creamy and delicious queso out of tofu, and it was amazing!  No more store-bought vegan queso for us… we’re making this every time now!

This Tofu Queso Recipe Is:

  • Creamy
  • Cheesy
  • A Little Spicy
  • Loaded with Flavor
  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Made in the Blender
  • Vegan, Gluten Free, and Dairy Free

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A Great Last Minute Vegan Dip Recipe – with Pantry Ingredients

This tofu queso recipe is a fantastic pantry-staple dip!  It uses almost all ingredients you would have in your dry pantry or cupboards – most of which you probably have on hand. Keeping a well-stocked pantry makes it easy to come up with delicious and healthy meals using a few staples you can rotate.  I made a list of my Top 125 Plant-Based Pantry Staples that always keep stocked. And you can check out all my favorite pantry staple ingredients in my Amazon shop here.  By stocking up on healthy whole ingredients you can cook delicious recipes without a trip to the store!

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What’s In Tofu Queso Dip?

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The Best Blender Queso

I’ve owned a lot of blenders, but my Vitamix is definitely the best one I’ve owned. This high-speed blender will blend even the toughest of ingredients into pulp.  I prefer using my blender to my food processor for sauces like this or homemade hummus, as it’s much easier to clean the Vitamix. This is definitely one kitchen appliance we use on a daily basis!

Is This Vegan Queso Authentic?

For the record, in no way is this a real authentic “queso” dip. Queso means cheese in Spanish, and since this dip has no real cheese in it, I borrowed the mere concept of queso to adapt it and make it vegan.  The result is a creamy, spicy, cheesey-tasting dip that is 100% plant-based, but in no way part of traditional Mexican cuisine.  If you are looking for a real cheese queso recipe, here is one I found online from a group of local Mexican restaurants by us.  They vouch that it is authentic Mexican queso dip, so sharing it here!

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How Do I Make Queso with Tofu?

  1. Add all of the below ingredients to a blender, and blend well to combine, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  2. Transfer sauce to a serving bowl, and top with extra paprika or cilantro for a garnish.
  3. Enjoy it as a dip, a sauce, or add it to your next burrito!

Other Tofu Dips and Sauces You’ll Love!

Vegan Boom Boom Sauce Recipe (Dairy Free, High Protein, Low Sodium)

Vegan Garlic Sauce For Falafel, Kebab, and Shawarma Recipe

Tofu Mayo Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free, Egg Free)

Tzatziki Sauce with Tofu Recipe (Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free)

Tofu Sour Cream Recipe (Vegan, Gluten Free, Dairy Free)

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Tofu Queso (Vegan, GF)

The Herbeevore
This tofu queso recipe is a creamy and flavorful sauce that is ready in 5 minutes in a blender. A rich and cheese sauce that is vegan and gluten free.  Great for nachos, burritos, or just as a party dip for tortilla chips. Blend all the ingredients together and fiesta forever!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Condiment, Dip, Sauce
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 8 servings
Calories 64 kcal

Equipment

  • Vitamix or High Speed Blender

Ingredients
  

Instructions
 

  • Add all of the below ingredients to a blender, and blend well to combine, about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Transfer sauce to a serving bowl, and top with extra paprika or cilantro for a garnish.
  • Enjoy it as a dip, a sauce, or add it to your next burrito!

Nutrition

Calories: 64kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 3gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 3mgPotassium: 124mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 40IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg
Keyword queso with tofu, tofu queso crema, tofu queso dip, tofu queso recipe, tofu queso sauce, tofu queso vegano, vegan queso sauce
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