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Vegan Parmesan

Cashews are combined with delicious flavorings to create the perfect non-dairy Vegan Parmesan. Sprinkle this over your favorite Italian dishes, including pasta and pizza!
Course Seasoning
Cuisine Italian
Keyword Vegan Parmesan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 44kcal
Author Namely Marly


  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes
  • ½ teaspoon dehydrated onions
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons sesame seeds or hemp seeds (optional)


  • Combine the 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 bits. Add the dehydrated onions, garlic powder, and salt. Pulse again to break down pieces into a crumble. Sprinkle with lemon juice and pulse again.
  • Finally, add the seeds. Pulse again to combine and to break seeds up, but leaving several whole. Do not overmix because it will create more of a paste.
  • Stir in additional salt if needed for your taste preferences.
  • Transfer to a mason jar or sealed container. Keep refrigerated. It will keep for up to 2 weeks in the fridge.


Calories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 70mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg