Vegan Parmesan Cheese
This Easy Vegan Parmesan Cheese is SO authentic, I doubt anyone would even know it was dairy free.
Why Make My Vegan Parmesan Cheese?
It’s super duper easy and comes together in like 1 minute! You can use it to top anything, and it lasts for a long time in the fridge-up to two weeks! But, don’t worry, I doubt it will last that long anyways!
The secret ingredient is the critic acid. It gives the cashews the “zing” associated with a sharp cheese like Parmesan.
Have fun feeding your guests and seeing if anyone notices!
I use my Vitamix to make this, but any blender or food processor will work!
How to Make My Vegan Parmesan Cheese
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Vegan Parmesan Cheese
This Dairy-Free Parmesan Cheese alternative is allergy friendly and a really easy vegan recipe for beginners! It can be used in any way a traditional Parmesan would be. I would avoid using it to top soups-this will not melt, and You may end up with a bunch of crumbled cashews in the bottom!
- Blender or Food Processor I used my Vitamix
- 1 cup raw unsalted cashews
- 1 tbsp. nutritional yeast
- 1/4 tsp. citric acid
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
Add all of your ingredients to your machine of choice and process until you reach a crumbly texture.
A word of caution: if you are using a high powered blender don’t go too crazy here. There have been times I have ended up with Parmesan cheese on the top, cashew butter on the bottom!
Use this cheese to top my Fresh Spaghettini!
Or, Try out the Kale Caesar Salad…it’s so freakin good!
And, don’t forget the ultimate cheesy goodness of a Mac n Cheese!!!
I hope you guys love this recipe as much as I do!
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I would definitely try this.. I really want to be a vegan for good, kinda hard but still want to strive for it.
Every little bit you do makes a difference! Some people transition really slowly, and that ok! Keeping it simple totally helps!
This looks so good! My friend is vegan and is always looking for great recipes, and I can’t wait to share with her.
Thanks so much Bree! I would love for you to share, and I hope she enjoys it as much as we do:)
Wow never thought that parmesan cheese could have a vegan option. Super creative.
Thank you! It’s perfect on spaghetti:)
Wow, I never knew that you could make parmesan cheese with cashews! This would be a cool thing to try.
For Sure! It turns out pretty authentic:)
OMG ok, so I’m transitioning into vegan eating. Where does one even BUY citric acid/what the hell does it look like on a shelf? lol
So, I got mine at a regular grocery store and it comes in a regular looking spice shaker type bottle. People use it a lot in preserves and other cooking:) Good luck! And worst case scenario if you can’t find it where you are you can definitely check it out online. Amazon has quite a few options:)
I am learning so much about vegan food. I want to try this.
Thanks for checking it out Adriana!
I am not Vegan, but I’ll totally enjoy this vegan parmesan cheese. Healthy, quick and easy to prepare? Score!
For sure! Super easy to make at home-especially if you’ve just ran out and need it for another recipe:)
What a great idea to make vegan parmesan. I would never have thought about something like this and it does sound very easy too.
Thanks for checking it out Sabrina:)
My sister is transitioning to full vegan, and she will appreciate this recipe. Sharing this with her. 🙂
Thank you for the share! I really appreciate it! I hope she loves this recipe:)
This really looks amazingly delicious and home made cheese of this kind is very great to have. As other’s are saying “We can never go wrong with cheese”.
Cheese and cream are life my friend!! lol! I would be so sad if there were no good alternatives, but this recipe does taste as close to Parmesan as you can get!
Great recipe.going to try this
Thank you! And I really hope you love it!
oh this is super cool and looks delicious, i am going to try it for sure.
Thanks for checking it out Chad!
Wow, so delicious and easy recipe to make for the kids. I am sure my kids will love it like and will make their favorite.
Thank you! Mine love sprinkling anything and so they definitely love using this on their pasta:)
My kids would absolutely love these. This would disappear in no time at our house! This is my kind of weekend treat.
Glad you liked it!
That is really interesting. I am thinking of going dairy free and might try this out.
This is a really easy one to switch out! Especially if its for sprinkling on pasta and other dishes! I hope you love it!!
What a great idea! I will definitely try it out this weekend!
Thank you, and I hope you love it!!
Looks so nice! I am always interested in vegan options, as they can be really surprising ?
The more I learn about vegan cooking and all the cool ingredients you can use, the more surprised I am too! Enjoy!!
Keep up the great work!