Today’s recipe is something that changed my stereotypes about vegan food and it might change yours as well. It’s homemade vegan Parmesan. You heard it right. This recipe is for everyone who finds hard to give up the taste of cheese. And it’s unbelievably easy to make it!
I showed how to make a cheesy vegan sauce in my vegan mac and cheese recipe and cheesy cauliflower sauce in sweet potato boats recipe. But vegan Parmesan is unique as it has a completely different texture. There are dozens of ways how you can use vegan Parmesan, that’s why it’s one of the vegan kitchen’s essentials. You can use it on your salad, roasted veggies, in burgers and sandwiches, on soups and more.
This recipe couldn’t be imagined without a sea salt. A lot of people shake their heads when it comes to salt in general. But what’s the difference between sea salt and regular table salt? They both have a slightly different texture and flavor. Although they share the same amount of sodium chloride, sea salt retains the trace elements found in saline water. These trace minerals matter not only to taste but to health as well.
Sea salt contains 60 trace minerals, which help you to stay hydrated. It contains digestive enzyme enhancers, which help your body absorb more nutrients from the foods that you eat. Sea salt is great for beauty as well. Sea salt bath can help to relieve dry and itchy skin. The bath naturally opens up the pores, improves circulation in the skin and hydrates the tissues so that your skin can heal.
I didn’t come up with this recipe, it’s been traveling around the Internet for quite a while. This combination of 4 ingredients is perfect and I find it unnecessary to adjust.
Easy Vegan Parmesan Cheese
Makes about 3/4 cup
- 1 cup raw, unsalted cashews
- 4 tbsp nutritional yeast
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- Put all ingredients into a food processor. Pulse until fine meal forms.
- Store covered in a refrigerator up to 2 months.
P.S. If you’re looking for more ways how to veganize cheese, check out this delicious vegan cream cheese recipe! 🙂