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Vegan Parmesan sprinkled on pasta

Vegan Parmesan Alternative

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  • Author: Chef Ani
  • Prep Time: 10-15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes


This crunchy vegan parmesan alternative is a healthy and tasty flavor booster that can be sprinkled over all your favorite savory dishes. 


  • 1 cup cashews (or blanched almonds)
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons Bragg Liquid Aminos
  • 1/81/4 teaspoon ascorbic acid (vitamin C powder)


  1. Preheat the oven to 300 F.
  2. In a food processor, blend the cashews, yeast flakes, salt, Italian seasoning, and garlic powder, into a crumb consistency.
  3. Add the lemon juice, Bragg liquid aminos, ascorbic acid (vitamin C powder) and blend till combined, but not powdered, you want some texture.
  4. Pour unto a lined baking tray and bake in the oven for about 20 minutes.
  5. Let cool completely before storing it in a glass jar.