Vegan Artichoke Queso Dip

Vegan Artichoke Queso Dip
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My Vegan Artichoke Queso Dip is beyond perfect for a cook-out or family/friend gathering. Yes, my friends – artichokes are in season, so see if you can grab a few. I got mine from the backyard, and not only are they delicious on their own, but they also make a beautiful and unique dipping bowl for chips and/or the artichoke leaves.

If you can’t find Artichokes, you can always just make the Queso dip, and serve with chips.

Remember Artichokes are very healthy, they are a good source of folate, dietary fiber, and vitamins C and K. Artichokes are also packed with antioxidants; they’re number 7 on the USDA’s top 20 antioxidant-rich foods list.


  • 2 large Artichokes
  • 2tsp salt
  • 2 cups raw cashews (soaked for at least 4 hours, or overnight)
  • 1/2 cup ice cold water
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 4 tbsp Nutritional Yeast
  • 1/4 tsp chipotle paste (or more if you want it extra smokin!)
  • 1 tsp sea salt
  • 1 tsp Dijon Mustard
  • 1 pinch smoked paprika


  1. Fill a large stockpot with water and the salt and bring to the boil.
  2. Add the Artichokes and boil for 15 – 20 minutes, drain and leave to cool
  3. Meanwhile, drain the cashews from soaking water and place them in a high speed blender with all the other ingredients (except the paprika). Blend until smooth.
  4. Pull all the inner leaves out of the artichokes. Use a teaspoon to gouge out the the little furry thistles. Carefully scoop out the heart, and toss it in the blender*. Pulse the blender a couple of times. I like little chunks of artichoke in my dip.
  5. Spoon the dip into the hollow, and sprinkle with paprika. You are ready to serve as it, or you could add some organic corn chips.
  6. Enjoy your vegan artichoke queso dip

*If you are not using the artichokes, you can always blend a couple of marinated artichoke hearts (from a jar) into the dip instead.

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