Cauliflower Queso

Sick of cashew- and nut-based vegan cheeses? Try this delicious queso dip made with CAULIFLOWER instead! Thanks to the nutritional yeast, you still get to enjoy that authentic cheesy flavor. And, spices like turmeric and curry powder create a naturally vibrant yellow color! It’s creamy, zesty, and SO flavorful. Serve your cauliflower queso as a dip with chips, or as a vegan taco topping!

  • Author: Sal Mendoza


  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 4 cups cauliflower florets
  • 1 tsp curry powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp mustard powder
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 Tbsp tahini
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1-2 Tbsp water


  1. Steam cauliflower florets until fork tender. (The softer, the better!)
  2. Add steamed cauliflower to a food processor or blender with remaining ingredients (except water). Purée until silky smooth, adding water to adjust consistency as needed. Season to taste.
  3. Serve on tacos or as a dip, and enjoy!
  4. Yields ~2 cups cauliflower queso.
  5. 2g fiber | 2g sugars
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