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Queso Fundido con Chorizo (Dairy-Free, Paleo, Whole30)

Course Appetizer
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes


  • ½ lb chorizo
  • ½ tbsp avocado oil
  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2-3 jalapeno slices more if you want it spicier
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • ½ tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • ½ tsp kosher salt more for taste
  • 1 cup hot water more if needed


  1. Preheat skillet over medium-high heat with avocado oil.

  2. Add chorizo and cook until no longer pink. Set aside.

  3. In a blender or food processor, add in the cashews, garlic clove, jalapeno slices, nutritional yeast, ground cumin, chili powder, kosher salt, and hot water.

  4. Blend until you get a smooth and creamy consistency. If your queso is still thick, add more water if needed.

  5. In a bowl, mix together a little more than half the chorizo with the queso.

  6. Add the queso funido con chorizo to a serving bowl and top with remaining chorizo.

  7. Serve warm with plantain strips!

Recipe Notes

If you don't have a high power blender or food processor, soak the cashews in hot water for at least 30 minutes. Remove from water then add to the blender. You will still need to add the 1 cup of hot water to the dip.