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.
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.
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 (affiliate link) or with a kitchen robot. If you make it in a blender, you can turn the walnuts into walnut butter.
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 (affiliate link) or Follow your heart parmesan cheese (affiliate link). You can find them on Amazon through these links.
I made this easy vegan parmesan cheese with walnuts. You can use pecans, cashews (affiliate link), 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.
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Vegan Parmesan Cheese
- 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.
Nutritional information of this recipe is only an estimate, the accuracy for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
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This didn’t go well. Lemon zest was too moist an ingredient and the consistency was something like a cookie dough. Couldn’t sprinkle at all. Flavor may have been tolerable, but wasn’t able to use. Used pecans.
So sorry the recipe did not work for you, probaly using other type of lemons or zester would do the trick for you.