Easy vegan parmesan-flavored seasoning

This is a vegan parmesan cheese made with walnuts, lemon zest, salt, and nutritional yeast. It is so good that you can sprinkle it on everything and it will give it a boost of flavor.

We, vegans, don’t eat any cheese or dairy. But we eat delicious combinations of very healthy and powerful ingredients. This easy vegan parmesan-flavored seasoning is an example; to make this deliciousness, you only need four ingredients.

easy vegan parmesan cheese

How to use this seasoning

You can finish soups, salads, pasta dishes, and even popcorn with this easy vegan parmesan cheese. And I know it is not parmesan, but it tastes cheesy and gives that extra flavor boost to everything it touches. I don’t know about you, but when something is so flavorful and nutritious, I don’t care what you call it.

ingredients to make vegan parmesan

How to make vegan parmesan flavor seasoning

And this easy vegan parmesan cheese is so easy and delicious to prepare, but it is best to do it in a food processor or with a kitchen robot. If you make it in a blender, you can turn the walnuts into walnut butter.

powdered walnuts

Vegan parmesan substitutions

If you want to buy a vegan parmesan cheese that resembles a bit more the “real thing,” I like Violife parmesan cheese or Follow your heart parmesan cheese. You can find them on Amazon through these links.

vegan parmesan cheese


I made this easy vegan parmesan cheese with walnuts. You can use pecans, cashews, and even pinenuts or hazelnuts.

The second ingredient in this vegan recipe is NUTRITIONAL YEAST. This ingredient gives all the umami flavor of cheese to this vegan parmesan. The flavor of the nutritional yeast is cheesy, nutty, savory, salty, etc… let’s say it’s yummy.

This recipe’s third and fourth ingredients are a lemon zest and sea salt—both of my favorite ingredients.

Tips and other recipes

An excellent tip to make this parmesan cheese-flavored seasoning is to make sure to cool down the nuts entirely before pulverizing them; you don’t want to end with nut butter instead of nut powder.

Also, taste as you go; add more lemon zest if the vegan cheese needs more brightness, and add more salt if you like saltier things.

When it is perfect for you, sprinkle it on top of everything—popcorn, soups, pasta, zucchini noodles, salads, roasted veggies, and popcorn.

easy vegan parmesan

Vegan Parmesan Cheese

Alejandra Graf
This is a vegan parmesan cheese made with walnuts, lemon zest, salt, and nutritional yeast. It is so good that you can sprinkle it on everything and it will give it a boost of flavor.
4 de 3 votos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Course Basics
Cuisine Vegan Italian
Servings 1 cup
Calories 852 kcal


  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 large lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt


  • Roast the walnuts for 3 minutes on a skillet or toaster oven. As soon as they begin to brown, remove them from the heat and pan. Place them in a cutting board and let them cool completely.
  • Put them in the food processor and pulse several times until they look like coarse sand.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients, mix, taste and adjust for seasoning.
  • Store in a closed jar in the fridge.


Calories: 852kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 29gFat: 77gSaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 2328mgPotassium: 966mgFiber: 14gSugar: 3gVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 115mgIron: 5mg
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Nutritional information of this recipe is only an estimate, the accuracy for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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