Vegan Jala-hollaaa-peno Cheese Sauce

I LOVE this easy cheesy spicy sauce so much! It's very similar to my Easy Vegan Smoky Cheddar Cheese sauce, with some slight variation. It's got a bit of a kick, but it is oh, so yummy!


  • 3/4 Cup Cashews
  • 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons Nutritional Yeast
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Almond Milk
  • 3-4 slices of pickled jalapenos (I used  Hatch Organic Nacho Sliced Jalapenos) Add more or less, depending on your level of spicy tolerance.


Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth. Enjoy!

Tips and Tricks:

  • This recipe makes about 8 oz.
  • If you don't have a high speed blender (like a Vitamix or a Magic Bullet, my favorites!), then soak the cashews in the almond milk for about 30 minutes before mixing in a regular blender.
  • You could also make this in a food processor, but may need to blend a little longer to make it smooth.
  • Serve on tacos, as a dipping sauce for fries or chips! YUM!

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Photography and Food Preparation by Carolyn J. Braden

Photography and Food Preparation by Carolyn J. Braden