I absolutely love this dip! This queso was a labor of love to get just the right consistency and flavor I was looking for. When I want to make nachos, or enchiladas, this is my go to recipe. This easy homemade “cheese” dip is wonderful right off the stove.

Yield: 2 cups

1 15 oz. can of navy beans

1/2 lemon, juiced

3 scallions, chopped

1/2 cup cilantro, minced

1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1/2 tsp. cumin

1/4 cup salsa, any kind you like

1/2 cup nutritional yeast

1/2 tsp. chili powder

1/2 tsp. onion powder


In a medium pot, heat the beans in water 5-10 minutes until soft.

Drain 2/3 of the water and mash beans with a potato masher, or use an immersion blender.

Add in the lemon juice, cilantro, scallions, salsa, garlic powder, cumin, nutritional yeast, chili powder, and onion powder. Stir well and cook 5-10 minutes until sauce is nice and thick and enjoy!

What do you like to use nutritional yeast for in your recipes? Would you like to see more recipes like this one? Let me know what you think in the comments below, and happy cooking!


Navy Bean Queso Dip with Fresh Cilantro