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Vegan Cashew Loaded Queso Dip

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3 cups PLANTERS® Deluxe Whole Cashews
1½ cups hot water
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
8 ounces vegan chorizo
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 (10-ounce) cans diced tomatoes and green chilis, drained
Hot sauce, to taste


  1. In blender or food processor, combine cashews, water, yeast, garlic and turmeric. Puree until smooth.

  2. In medium saucepan over high heat, heat oil until shimmering. Add chorizo. Cook, stirring frequently, 10 minutes or until well browned. Remove 2 tablespoons; set aside for garnish.

  3. Add cashew mixture, black beans and diced tomatoes. Cook, stirring, 3 to 5 minutes or until hot. Stir in hot sauce to taste.

  4. Transfer to serving bowl.

    Suggested Garnishes: reserved vegan chorizo crumbles, chopped cilantro, chopped green onions and sliced jalapeno