Vegan Cauliflower Queso
Vegan Cauliflower Queso with Deliciously Creamy Flavor
Vegan Cauliflower Queso is a delicious vegan alternative to traditional queso. This vegan version is made with cauliflower instead of dairy, making it a healthier and more nutritious option. The vegan queso is creamy, flavorful, and the perfect addition to tacos, nachos, burritos, and other Mexican-style dishes. You can also use it as a dip for chips, crackers, and vegetables. This vegan queso recipe is easy to make and can be ready in no time.
- 1 head of cauliflower (cut into florets)
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
- 1 teaspoon of onion powder
- 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
- 1 teaspoon of chili powder
- 1 teaspoon of cumin
- 1 teaspoon of nutritional yeast
- 1 cup of vegetable broth
- 2 tablespoons of tomato paste
- 1/2 cup of vegan cream cheese
- 1/4 cup of vegan cheddar cheese
- 1/4 cup of vegan mozzarella cheese
- Salt and pepper to taste
Preheat the oven to 400°F (200°C). Place the cauliflower florets on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, chili powder, and cumin. Toss to coat the cauliflower evenly. Bake for 25 minutes, or until the cauliflower is tender and lightly browned.
In a medium saucepan, heat the vegetable broth over medium-high heat. Add the tomato paste and whisk until combined. Simmer for 5 minutes. Add the vegan cream cheese, cheddar cheese, and mozzarella cheese. Whisk until melted and combined. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for another 5 minutes.
Add the roasted cauliflower to the saucepan and stir to combine. Simmer for 5 more minutes. Add the nutritional yeast and season with salt and pepper to taste. Simmer for 5 more minutes.
Serve the vegan queso immediately with tortilla chips, crackers, or vegetables. Enjoy!