Brazil Nut Parmesan

This Brazil Nut Parmesan recipe finds a way to create the tangy flavor of Parmesan in a homemade vegan version. One major win is the nutty flavor of parmesan cheese made from Brazil Nuts. This is an easy vegan recipe that’s made with minimal ingredients and ready in minutes!

Homemade Brazil Nut Parmesan Spread by Namely Marly

Brazil Nuts combined with a favorite secret ingredient create the perfect non-dairy parmesan that you can make right in your own home!

Once you go homemade, you never go back. It’s a famous saying…you may have never heard of it.

That’s probably because I just made it up. But you know it’s true. Once you’ve tasted the delights of something homemade, you don’t want to go back to the highly processed cookie-cutter variety from the middle aisle of your local grocery store.

Take salad dressings. I don’t buy the stuff in jars. Wait. That sounded too definitive. I do buy the stuff in jars, but not too often. That’s because I fell in love with making it myself. Homemade dressing is fresh. Who knew that fresh was a flavor! And I can adapt the seasonings in my homemade dressing to fit my hankering of the moment.

I hanker a lot.

Brazil Nut Parmesan by Namely Marly

How to Make Vegan Parmesan

It only takes 15 minutes and 4 easy steps to make this Vegan Parmesan! All you have to do is combine the Brazil Nuts and nutritional yeast flakes in a food processor. Pulse for a few seconds until the nuts have been broken into smaller, more consistent size.

Add the miso paste and pulse again to combine.

Finally, add the flax meal, turmeric and paprika. Pulse until the mixture is a course meal, similar to granular size of Parmesan cheese. Do not over-pulse as this will lead to more of a paste.

Take a small taste and add salt if needed.

And now that I’ve made my own Brazilian Nut Parmesan, nothing else will do!

Homemade Vegan Parmesan by Namely Marly

Are Brazil Nuts Healthy?

Brazil Nuts are really good for you. One cup of Brazil Nuts will yield you healthy things like thiamin, vitamin E, calcium, magnesium, manganese, and selenium. That last one, selenium, has been indicated by some studies to reduce breast cancer and prostate cancer. See? That’s good stuff!

However, studies note that you can overdo it on selenium, so it’s good to eat Brazil Nuts in moderation.

If Brazil Nut Parmesan is not your thing, be sure to try this Vegan Parmesan Cheese made with cashews.

How to Serve Brazil Nut Vegan Parmesan

This raw vegan brazil nut parmesan is delicious sprinkled over everything from pasta to popcorn. You can usually find me sprinkling it over my morning Tofu Scramble too.

Here’s some great recipes that can benefit from some vegan parm sprinkled on top:

My favorite trick to doing things homemade is to keep it simple. All you need here are a few ingredients and a food processor to make this raw Brazil nut parmesan!

I hope you love this recipe as we do! Have you tried it? Be sure and leave a comment and a rating of this recipe below and then take a quick photo and share it with me using #namelymarly on Instagram. I love seeing your creations!

Homemade Vegan Parmesan by Namely Marly

Brazil Nut Parmesan

Brazil Nuts combined with a favorite secret ingredient creates the perfect non-dairy Brazil Nut Parmesan.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Vegan Parmesan
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 20 Servings
Calories: 49kcal
Author: Namely Marly

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Brazil Nuts shelled
  • 2 – 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 tablespoon mild miso paste I used Westbrae Organic Mellow
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • 1/8 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 3/4 teaspoon garlic
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Combine the Brazil Nuts and nutritional yeast flakes in a food processor. Pulse for a few seconds until the nuts have been broken into smaller, more consistent size.
  • Add the miso paste and pulse again to combine.
  • Finally, add the flax seed meal, turmeric and paprika. Pulse until the mixture is a course meal, similar to granular size of Parmesan cheese. Do not over-pulse as this will lead to more of a paste.
  • Take a small taste and add salt if needed.
Nutrition Facts
Brazil Nut Parmesan
Amount Per Serving
Calories 49 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g5%
Sodium 32mg1%
Potassium 44mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Calcium 10mg1%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

Enjoy!

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8 Responses to Brazil Nut Parmesan

    • So far mine’s lasted only about a week (because I eat it all!). I think it could last a couple of weeks if you keep it in the fridge. Brazil Nuts have a high fat content that causes them to go bad quickly if left out. Hope that helps!

  1. just an fyi – im not sure how many nuts 1 cup/week works out to be, per day, but beware that 1 brazil nut can contain 160% of one’s RDA of selenium and eating too many, on a regular basis, can lead to selenosis (selenium poisoning).

    • I just made this and it’s yum! I don’t even miss the real thing. Regarding the brazil nuts… I did the calculations, I used 36 nuts for 1 cup. The finished mix made 190grams. 190/36= 5grams.

      So there is 1 Brazil nut per 5grams of finished cheese which is about 1-2 teaspoons.

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