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 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 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


  • 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 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 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


  • 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 (12 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 (12 years ago)

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

  2. iameatingright
    April 20, 2012 at 6:53 am (12 years ago)

    It all looks delicious especially with the vegan cheese.

    • vegansparkles
      April 20, 2012 at 5:30 pm (12 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 (12 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 (12 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 (12 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 (12 years ago)

      mmmmmm, that would be scrumptious!! 🙂

  5. Vanessa
    April 23, 2012 at 11:49 am (12 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 (12 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 (12 years ago)

    Yum sounds like a great idea! I love fajitas.

    • vegansparkles
      April 29, 2012 at 6:29 pm (12 years ago)

      Me toooooooo! 🙂

  7. luminousvegans
    April 29, 2012 at 10:17 pm (12 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 (12 years ago)

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

  8. Laura
    June 24, 2012 at 11:55 pm (12 years ago)

    I love cashews cheeses! Yum!!

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      June 25, 2012 at 8:55 am (12 years ago)

      Soooo good, aren’t they! 🙂

  9. Lenny
    February 15, 2014 at 8:03 am (10 years ago)

    Hi Rebecca,

    Just posted my own cashew queso recipe. Found this and am going to reference it for my readers.

    Now they can make it fajita style!

    Good things,

    • * Vegan Sparkles *
      February 16, 2014 at 4:49 pm (10 years ago)

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