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vegan queso fresco

Queso Fresco

  • Author: Anna Rios
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Diet: Vegan


This vegan queso fresco is mild, creamy, soft, and perfectly crumbly to sprinkle on top of authentic Mexican dishes. This vegan queso fresco recipe is made with only 7 ingredients and tastes as close as it gets to authentic queso fresco from Mexico!


  • 1 cup raw slivered almonds soaked overnight
  • 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp nooch
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Tsp agar powder
  • 1 garlic clove


  1. Soak slivered almonds overnight or in boiling hot water for 45 minutes.
  2. Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth.
  3. Add to a pan on medium heat and allow to “boil” for at least 5 minutes. Cover with a lid to allow it to heat evenly throughout.
  4. Place in a ramekin or bowl of choice and refrigerate overnight.
  5. Crumble and add to any Mexican dish. Enjoy!


*refrigerate for up to 5 days

*for “queso seco” version add a bit more salt and dehydrate in the air fryer for 5 minutes or until desired texture is acquired.

  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 5
  • Category: appetizers
  • Method: Stove
  • Cuisine: Mexican

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