Cashew Nut Tahini Queso

Cashew Nut Tahini Queso
1 1/2 cups raw unsalted cashews
3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 (15 ounce) can Great Northern beans OR pinto beans (rinsed and drained)
2 teaspoons jalapeƱo hot sauce
1 tablespoon tahini (optional)
1 teaspoon turmeric
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon spanish paprika
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup hot water
Add cashews to a food processor and process on high for 2-3 minutes, stopping to scrape the sides as necessary. The cashews will start to resemble a butter-like consistency.
Add the nutritional yeast, lemon juice and beans and blend again until smooth.
Add hot sauce, tahini, all spices and hot water and blend until smooth. *Add more hot water for a thinner consistency. This recipe makes about 2 cups queso.

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