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Vegan Queso

Ingredients
  

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 red bell pepper diced
  • 1 jalapeno seeded and diced
  • cup ¬ľonion diced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 dash cayenne
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 vegetable bouillon cube
  • 1 cup soaked cashews
  • 1 cup dairy-free milk
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch

Instructions
 

  • Saut√© all vegetables, spices, and lemon juice in a medium sauce pan until soft and tender.
  • Blend the bouillon cube, cashews, milks, and cornstarch until completely smooth.
  • Add the cooked vegetables to the blender and process again until smooth.
  • Return all the contents to the sauce pan and cook until queso becomes thick.
  • Serve hot or chilled; as a topping for soups, nachos, or chili relleno; or in quesadillas.
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