Also known as: a great big pot of family fun awesomeness! (side note: ‘awesomeness’ is no longer rejected by Spellcheck!  Apparently it’s a real word now!  Hurray!)

When my family and I get together, Fajitas are almost always involved.  They’re so festive and fun, the kids love them, and they guarantee silence for  twenty minutes or so while everyone munches down. 😉

Vegan Fajitas are also incredibly simple to make, which means you and your sister can simultaneously make Margaritas!  Olé!

 

Sizzling Veg Fajitas with Cashew Queso!

Rebecca Weller - Vegan Sparkles
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Ingredients
  

  • Fresh chopped veggies of your choice be as creative as you like - we usually favour red capsicum, red onion, fresh organic corn cut from the cob, mushrooms and fresh coriander/cilantro
  • Corn Tortillas

Instructions
 

  • In a large fry pan or skillet, sizzle up the 'hard' veggies of your choice.
  • Add the mushrooms and coriander (and any other ‘delicate’ veggies) to the pan later on, so they don’t shrink too much.
  • Once the veggies are almost cooked, add a Mexican Fajita seasoning packet or a few teaspoons of spice mix and stir in well.
  • SERVE with colourful bowls of salsa, guacamole, cashew queso, and warmed tortillas, and let everyone roll their own.

 

 

This queso is also delicious as a dip or served on vegan nachos or any other Tex-Mex dishes you come up with!  Enjoy!

 

Cashew Chili con Queso!

Rebecca Weller - Vegan Sparkles
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup raw cashews
  • 1/3 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1/4 cup salsa we use 'Medium' heat
  • 1 garlic clove crushed
  • 2 tsp chilli powder optional
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • Pinch of sea salt

Instructions
 

  • Blend all Queso ingredients in a blender or food processor until smooth and creamy.

 

 

 

18 Comments on Sizzling Veg Fajitas with Cashew Queso!

  1. Gabby @ the veggie nook
    April 19, 2012 at 5:12 pm (10 years ago)

    YUM! I never really like nacho cheese but for some reason this vegan version looks delicious. I am finding that more and more though- even if I didn’t like the non-vegan version, the vegan version is AMAZING. Just goes to show ya eh? Meant to be 🙂

    • vegansparkles
      April 20, 2012 at 5:29 pm (10 years ago)

      haha, so true – I find that too! Hurray for vegan delights! 🙂

  2. iameatingright
    April 20, 2012 at 6:53 am (10 years ago)

    It all looks delicious especially with the vegan cheese.

    • vegansparkles
      April 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm (10 years ago)

      It’s my all-time favourite meal! Give it a try – it’s scrumptious! 🙂

  3. emmycooks
    April 20, 2012 at 2:38 pm (10 years ago)

    I have never made cashew “cheese” but this just might be the recipe that inspires me!

    • vegansparkles
      April 20, 2012 at 5:32 pm (10 years ago)

      I’ve only made it a few times and am still experimenting, but it’s heaps of fun and delicious! You should definitely try it! I’m going to be brave and try a sweet version next! Stay tuned… 😉

  4. catlj88
    April 22, 2012 at 10:41 am (10 years ago)

    Wow that cashew queso looks and sounds decadent! Definitely looks like a good dip – especially if served with raw chopped veggies for dipping… mmm

    • vegansparkles
      April 23, 2012 at 10:39 am (10 years ago)

      mmmmmm, that would be scrumptious!! 🙂

  5. Vanessa
    April 23, 2012 at 11:49 am (10 years ago)

    I have yet to make any type of nut cheese but I loved queso before being vegan so I’m eager to give this a try!

    • vegansparkles
      April 23, 2012 at 8:38 pm (10 years ago)

      Definitely do! This version is quite sweet, so feel free to get creative with the spices! 🙂

  6. veganfling
    April 28, 2012 at 6:12 am (10 years ago)

    Yum sounds like a great idea! I love fajitas.

    • vegansparkles
      April 29, 2012 at 6:29 pm (10 years ago)

      Me toooooooo! 🙂

  7. luminousvegans
    April 29, 2012 at 10:17 pm (10 years ago)

    Yess! That cashew queso looks great and seems so easy to make. I always have a stash of cashews and nooch in the cupboard.

    • vegansparkles
      April 30, 2012 at 1:24 pm (10 years ago)

      It’s incredibly quick and easy! Let me know how you go! 🙂

  8. Laura
    June 24, 2012 at 11:55 pm (10 years ago)

    I love cashews cheeses! Yum!!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      June 25, 2012 at 8:55 am (10 years ago)

      Soooo good, aren’t they! 🙂

  9. Lenny
    February 15, 2014 at 8:03 am (8 years ago)

    Hi Rebecca,

    Just posted my own cashew queso recipe. Found this and am going to reference it for my readers. http://lifeisnoyoke.com/cashew-queso/.

    Now they can make it fajita style!

    Good things,
    Lenny

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      February 16, 2014 at 4:49 pm (8 years ago)

      Oh fab, Lenny! Isn’t cashew queso just the BEST!