This Parmesan Cheese Alternative is a delicious addition to anything you’d usually use parmesan for: pasta, pizza, sauces – you name it!
Since going vegan I sometimes miss having a bit of parm cheese to shake on pasta or pizza. I’ve been playing around with a few ingredients and I think I’ve come up with a nice alternative.
I had Matt try some of my Parmesan Cheese Alternative, and while I figured he’d like it, he actually started throwing it on everything. I separated the parm into 2 small jars and hid one in the back of the fridge so that Matt didn’t eat all of it before I got back home. Yes, I know it sounds bad to hide things from my husband but if you knew him, you’d hide some things too (otherwise you’d have nothing to eat).
I’d like to note that my vegan parmesan doesn’t taste *exactly* like it’s dairy counterpart but it does have a cheesy flavor which adds a nice touch to pasta, pizza, sandwiches – basically any way you’d use the dairy version – or if you’re like Matt, much more.
I’d recommend this vegan parmesan to anyone who is plant-based (obvs) but also those that have issues with cheese, like in lactose or casein intolerances. The difference between these is lactose is a sugar and casein is a protein in milk. People can have problems with either (as I have learned in my nutrition classes).
This non-dairy parm contains vitamin B12 from the nutritional yeast as well as provides good doses of protein and magnesium from the almonds and cashews.
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- 1/2 cup of raw almonds
- 1/2 cup of raw cashews
- 1/4 cup of nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- Pulse all ingredients together in a food processor until it becomes a parm like consistency.
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