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Jar of vegan cashew parmesan cheese.

Vegan Parmesan Cheese (quick + easy)

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 1 cup
Author: Tracy Halasz


  • food processor


  • 1 cup raw cashews
  • 3-4 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • ½ - 1 teaspoon garlic powder (to taste)
  • ½ - ¾ teaspoon sea salt (to taste)


  • Place all ingredients in the food processor and pulse until mealy like dry parmesan. Makes ~ 1 cup.
  • Store in a glass jar in the fridge.


For the best texture, pulse the mixture in the food processor stopping to check texture periodically. It's pretty fast!
Store in a glass jar in the fridge for several months.
Try with walnuts, pistachios or almonds for a different flavor/texture. For a slightly oilier mouthfeel, use ¾ cup cashews and then stir in ¼ cup hemp hearts after blending.
Nut-free Alternatives: use sunflower seeds or hemp hearts (no need to use food processor for hemp hearts - just stir together with other ingredients).