Chilli Con Queso

AuthorSuzy MahonyDifficultyBeginner

A thick yummy 'cheese' sauce, perfect for dipping tortilla chips or using in nachos.

Yields1 Serving
Prep Time20 minsCook Time25 minsTotal Time45 mins

 5 tbsp light olive oil
 1/2 large onion, thinly sliced
 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
 1 jalapeno chilli, deseeded and sliced
 1/2 tsp garlic salt
 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
 1 tsp paprika
 120g potatoes, very thinly sliced
 140g roasted cashew nuts
 150ml soya milk
 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
 1 tsp sea salt

1

Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and chilli, and cook until softened and just beginning to brown. Stir frequently.

2

Put in the garlic salt, turmeric and paprika, and cook for about 30 seconds, until fragrant.

3

Add the potatoes, cashew nuts, 150ml water and the milk, and bring to the boil.

4

Reduce the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes until the potatoes are completely tender.

5

Remove from the heat and stir in the nutritional yeast and salt.

6

Transfer the mixture to a powerful blender, add 2-4 tsp boiling water, as needed, to loosen the mixture. Blend until completely smooth. Add more water if the mixture is too thick.

7

Warm through before serving.

You can make this in advance and just heat through before serving.

Ingredients

 5 tbsp light olive oil
 1/2 large onion, thinly sliced
 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
 1 jalapeno chilli, deseeded and sliced
 1/2 tsp garlic salt
 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
 1 tsp paprika
 120g potatoes, very thinly sliced
 140g roasted cashew nuts
 150ml soya milk
 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
 1 tsp sea salt

Directions

1

Heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Add onion, garlic and chilli, and cook until softened and just beginning to brown. Stir frequently.

2

Put in the garlic salt, turmeric and paprika, and cook for about 30 seconds, until fragrant.

3

Add the potatoes, cashew nuts, 150ml water and the milk, and bring to the boil.

4

Reduce the heat and simmer for 10-15 minutes until the potatoes are completely tender.

5

Remove from the heat and stir in the nutritional yeast and salt.

6

Transfer the mixture to a powerful blender, add 2-4 tsp boiling water, as needed, to loosen the mixture. Blend until completely smooth. Add more water if the mixture is too thick.

7

Warm through before serving.

Chilli Con Queso

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