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A bowl full of vegan salsa con queso next to a bag of tortilla chips

How to Make Homemade Vegan Salsa Con Queso

Author Chef Summer Storm - garden grub
This quick and easy vegan salsa con queso is a super creamy, cheesy, and slightly spicy dip with bits of tomatoes and green chiles mixed in. It is fantastic served with tortilla chips but can be used with several different foods!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 2 cups


  • 1 cup idaho potato, peeled and cut into roughly 2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup carrot, peeled and cut into roughly 2 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup + 2 tbsp plain, unsweetened soy milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable/canola oil
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp pickled jalapenos
  • 2 tsp pickled jalapeno brine
  • 1 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 3/4 tsp kosher salt, plus a large pinch for seasoning cooking water
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp canned green chiles
  • 1/2 cup roma tomatoes, small diced
  • 2 tbsp cilantro, small chopped


  • Add the largely chopped potatoes and carrots into a large saucepot. Cover them with at least two inches of water. Season the cooking water with a large pinch of kosher salt. Place this over high heat and bring it up to a boil. Boil them until they are fork-tender. It will take around 15 minutes from start to finish to cook them until tender.
  • In the meantime, add the rest of the ingredients (EXCEPT for the canned green chiles, diced tomatoes, and cilantro) into a high powered blender.
  • Once the potatoes and carrots are fork-tender, drain off all of the water, and add them into the blender as well.
  • Gradually turn the blender up to the highest speed and blend the ingredients until extremely smooth. You may need to scrape down the edges of the blender with a rubber spatula here and there.
  • Once smooth, add in the canned chiles, chopped tomatoes, and cilantro. Pulse the blender on a low speed a few times just to combine everything. Alternatively, you could blend until smooth if you want the flavor and no bits of texture.
  • If you want to be fancy, place the salsa con queso into a dish and top it off with a little more diced tomatoes and a pinch of chopped cilantro. Serve with tortilla chips and enjoy!
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