Vegan queso dip. Are you planning your menu for your Super Bowl party? Or you attending a party & need a recipe to take with you? We will having an intimate little party with lots of yummy food – just the way I like it. This week I’m sharing recipes for the big day that won’t blow your fitness/healthy eating. My recipes are all super easy and most of the time with ingredients you have stocked in your pantry. This recipe is everything.
When you migrate over to a plant-based diet, the main thing I struggled with was the lack of cheese. I’m not a dairy/milk fan, could care less about missing bacon or hamburgers but cheese? Yes! I missed it. Thankfully nowadays there are so many incredible nut-based cheeses to curb the cravings. This dip is a spin on a classic party dish – queso dip. This dip can be incorporated into a 7 layer dip or like this, served straight up with veggies, lentil or tortilla chips. It has a lovely smokiness & a bit of spicy kick. Perfect paired with a cold beer for football viewing!
1/2 cup of raw cashew pieces (soaked in warm water for 30-60 minutes)
1 c medium chunky salsa (I used store bought)
1 bell pepper, seeded and chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded or keep for extra heat
1 teaspoon of a hot sauce
2 tbl nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon of turmeric powder
1/2 teaspoon of smoked paprika
1 pinch of salt
After you soak your cashews, drain & rinse. Then add your ingredients into a high powered blender and blend on high (speed 10) for about 60 seconds. Spoon into a bowl & serve with your favorite chips or veggies.
Buy raw cashew pieces to save money.
Sunday: 10.38 miles (Achieved 3 records on my newer Garmin Fenix 3 HR – fastest mile, fastest 5k and 10k plus a new Vo2 of 52!
Monday: 1h 20m strength training, kettle bell workout, functional moves for my knee recovery and stretching.
Tuesday: 8.01 miles at 8:39 pace.
Wednesday: 1h strength training at the gym. 25 minutes kettle bell training at home. Functional training. Shoulders/biceps/abs/hips focus for weights.
Thursday: Today was the craziest run of all! The best run I’ve had in a very long time with 3 new records again! 8.01 at 8:26 pace. Fastest mile: 7:37 pace. I also got a new Vo2 at 53!
One last thing!! I’m doing a giveaway for these limited release Valentine’s Day Pro Compression socks. To enter, check out my Instagram or leave a comment on this recipe. Open to U.S. residents only. Winner announced February 8th at 8 pm EST. Good luck!
— Knead to Cook