Recipe by Sarah Ottino (@veganrecipesandvibes)
Yield: 8 servings | Prep time: 5 minutes | Cook time: 0 minutes | Total time: 5 minutes
Cheese is usually one of the hardest things for people to give up once going vegan, and unfortunately the parmesan cheese substitutes out there are pretty pricey. So I decided to make some from scratch! This homemade vegan walnut parmesan cheese contains only 3 ingredients and can be made in only 5 minutes. It's nutty, salty, and is the perfect topping for pasta dishes! You can always find a mason jar full of this vegan parmesan in my fridge, which tastes much healthier than dairy parmesan!
1 cup of frozen walnuts
3 tbsp nutritional yeast
2 tsp garlic powder
Take all of the ingredients above and place them in a food processor or a mini nutribullet.
Pulse a few times, just until the walnuts are broken apart and everything is combined.
Be sure to not over-pulse otherwise the oils in the walnuts will cause the parmesan to clump.
Enjoy over fresh pasta, tacos, or pizza!
Tips and Tricks:
If you're short on time and can't freeze the walnuts first, that's okay. In my experience, frozen walnuts help prevent the parmesan from clumping. It also makes the parmesan cold. But if you'd like to use un-frozen walnuts, that works too. Just keep an eye on it while you're pulsing to make sure big clumps don't form (and if it clumps that's okay, just break them up with a fork).
Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to a week.
Nutrition & Servings: (calculated by MyFitnessPal)
Servings: 2 tbsp (makes about 8 servings)
Total Fat: 10g
^ Nutrition facts do not include additional ingredients. Nutrition facts may change slightly if additional ingredients are added.