This recipe for a fast and easy vegan parmesan cheese replacement uses almonds, garlic, and nutritional yeast.Jump to Recipe
In three minutes you can make a flavourful and tasty dairy free cheese substitute – a recommended staple in any milk and lactose free kitchen. This recipe calls for almonds as the nuts because they are hard and don’t turn into a butter very easily.
My favourite nutritional yeast is one that doesn’t have a lot of extra B12 added. Too much B12 can give it a vitamin/supplement taste and I find I have trouble sleeping – I wake up in the night – if I eat nutritional yeast with really high levels of B12.
Vegan Parmesan Cheese Substitute
Makes 1/4 cup.
Use this cheesy, and satisfying, dairy free, vegan, substitute - instead of parmesan cheese.
Shake it on anything that would benefit from a rich cheesy flavour, and a boost of health.
It is a key ingredient in my super fast Vegan Pizza Crust.
- 2 tbsp (30 mL) almonds
- 2 tbsp (30 mL) nutritional yeast US
- nutritional yeast Canada
- 1 tsp (5 mL) garlic powder
- 1 tsp (5 mL) soy sauce or salt
- almond flour Canada
- almond flour US
- tamari almonds Canada
Blend until the nuts are finely ground.
I still blend this if I use almond flour, I find it distributes the soy sauce better and makes it less clumpy, but with almond flour, you can also just stir it with a fork instead of blending.
Sub Cashews for Almonds for a different flavour. Sub Hemp Seeds for Almonds to make nut free. Tamari coated almonds work really well - skip the soy sauce if you use these.
Store in a shaker jar and keep on your dinner table for sprinkling on meals.
Vegan Parmesan Cheese goes great with any italian dishes - like Lasagna, Pasta Primavera, and Spaghetti.
I've made a batch and used it for the next couple weeks, not sure how long it can last. Depends on the nuts I would guess.