This Vegan Parmesan Cheese is flavourful and cheesy. It’s great sprinkled over savoury meals as a dairy-free substitute for regular parmesan cheese.
Vegan Parmesan Cheese Ingredients
Cashews: I recommend using raw and unsalted cashew nuts as they taste best in this recipe, however you could use roasted cashew nuts if you have those on hand.
Hemp seeds: Hemp seeds have a chewy texture and a mild nutty flavour, perfect for parmesan cheese. They are also a great source of healthy fats and plant-based protein.
Nutritional Yeast: This is what gives this parmesan cheese recipe its cheesy flavour and yellow colour. Nutritional yeast is also packed with B vitamins, which is great for vegans. My favourite brand of nutritional yeast is Bragg, but any brand will work.
Garlic and Onion Powder: These provide flavours similar to those found in parmesan cheese.
Sea Salt: Parmesan cheese is quite salty, so salt is essential in the vegan version. Any type of salt will work.
Simply add all of these ingredients together in a blender and blend until a fine meal is achieved.
Prepping and Storing
I recommend storing this parmesan cheese in the fridge to keep it fresh. This will last for several weeks and you can use it like you would parmesan. Sprinkle this over any savoury or pasta dishes such as this Broccoli Pesto Pasta and this Baked Vegan Mac and Cheese. You could also omit the Parmesan cheese from basil pesto and instead sprinkle this on top of any pesto dish.
If you are looking for more dairy-free and vegan sauce or condiment swaps, you’ll also love these other sauce and condiment recipes.
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Vegan Parmesan Cheese
- 1/2 cup raw cashews
- 1/2 cup hemp seeds
- 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
- Add all ingredients to a blender and blend until a fine meal is achieved.
- Store in the refrigerator to keep fresh, it will last for several weeks.