Add this Vegan Parmesan to all your salads, soups, and pasta dinners! The crumbly grated texture of cashews and nutritional yeast is just like the real thing without all the dairy.
VEGAN PARMESAN RECIPE
I grew up eating Parmesan cheese by the fistful. It was that chewy, salty, slightly sweet flavor I could not get enough of! Now that I am on a dairy-free diet, I have missed it — until now! This Vegan Parmesan is just like the original with all that flavor and perfectly crumbly.
You only need 5 basic ingredients for this dairy-free Parmesan cheese recipe. Unlike many cashew cheese recipes, there is no need to soak the cashews beforehand. This is so easy, you will love it on all your salads and pastas!
INGREDIENTS IN VEGAN PARMESAN
Cashews: Raw cashews are best for this vegan cheese recipe. It has that perfect flavor and texture, too! In a pinch you can use roasted.
Nutritional yeast: I love the cheesy flavor of nutritional yeast. If you are new to this ingredient, get ready for a yummy, cheesy powder you can add anywhere.
Garlic powder: This gives the vegan Parm a sweet, herbaceous flavor. Powdered garlic is less strong than raw garlic and is the perfect spice here.
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HOW TO MAKE VEGAN PARMESAN
- First, blend the cashews, nutritional yeast, garlic powder, salt, and pepper together in a blender or food processor.
- Then, pulse until the mixture becomes crumbly, just like grated Parmesan cheese!
- Finally, season with more salt and pepper until perfectly flavorful.
- You can add this crumbly vegan cheese to salads, soups, or pasta dishes! It will last about 3 weeks in an airtight container in the fridge.
These numbered steps match the numbered photos above and are for illustration purposes. For the complete list of ingredients and instructions for the best vegan Parmesan cheese, please see the recipe below.
WHAT TO SERVE WITH VEGAN PARMESAN
WHAT IS VEGAN PARMESAN CHEESE MADE OF?
Cheese is a crucial element in so many dishes, but dairy-free cheeses are hit or miss. How do you make the perfect crumbly vegan Parmesan?
The two main ingredients in vegan Parmesan cheese are cashews and nutritional yeast. That gives you that perfectly grated texture without the milk.
HOW TO STORE VEGAN PARM
This homemade vegan Parmesan cheese is a great monthly meal prep recipe! It lasts for weeks or months, depending how you store it.
In the fridge, vegan Parmesan will last about 3 weeks in an airtight container.
Want this cheese garnish around even longer? It will last up to 3 months in the freezer! Simply thaw what you need and keep the rest frozen.
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- Blender or food processor
- Add all ingredients to a blender or food processor.
- Pulse until crumbly like grated Parmesan cheese. Season to taste.
- Vegan Parmesan cheese can be stored up to 3 weeks in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
- Can also be frozen for up to 3 months.
All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.