Dairy-Free Queso {Cheese Dip}

Dairy-Free Queso {Cheese Dip}

Dairy-Free Queso {Cheese Dip}

Whether you eat a plant-based diet, have a dairy allergy or adhere to the gluten-free casein-free (GFCF) diet for autism, a tasty “cheese” dip like my Dairy-Free Queso {Cheese Dip} is a must-have recipe.

This simple “cheesy” sauce is great with nachos or for dipping crispy fresh veggies. Everyone will love it, and no one misses out on the creamy, cheesy goodness!

You’ll want to make a batch of Dairy-Free Queso {Cheese Dip} today!

Dairy-Free Queso {Cheese Dip}
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Free from: gluten, dairy/casein, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, eggs.
Recipe type: Appetizer, Sauces
  • 1 cup Daiya mozzarella shreds (You could use the Cheddar or Pepper Jack varieties, too, but the mozzarella gives the queso the “expected” look since it is white.)
  • ½ cup milk (I use unsweetened coconut milk; use any milk you like.)
  • 1 Tablespoon fat (Use dairy-free butter substitute or other fat of choice.)
  • ½ - 1 teaspoon very finely diced jalapeno pepper, optional and to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan.
  2. Heat over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, until Daiya begins to melt.
  3. Reduce heat to low and whisk occasionally until mixture is smooth, about 4 minutes.
  4. Transfer to serving bowl. Serve warm.
  5. Makes about 1 cup.

Dairy-Free Queso {Cheese Dip}

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As someone with celiac disease and multiple food allergies, Gigi understands how food can harm or heal. Fully restoring her own health with diet alone after a 25-year health struggle, Gigi now uses her own experiences and the skills she gained as a former neuroscience researcher to share practical, easy-to-understand strategies, science-backed nutrition information, immediately useful tips and recipes to make gluten-free living liberating and positive for everyone!