Nut Free Vegan Parmesan Cheese

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This Vegan Parmesan is cheesy & delicious! It’s completely nut free & only 4 ingredients. Perfect for any dish that requires parmesan cheese.

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Parmesan was probably the only cheese I ever enjoyed as a kid. The smell of home made spaghetti with parmesan just reminds me of home. I know there are tons of recipes for vegan parmesan out there, but most require nuts, so I wanted to make a nut free alternative. Cashews are so versatile.. like chickpeas! And I had bought some roasted chickpeas in bulk so did a little substitution and it worked out perfectly.

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You only need 4 simple ingredients for this vegan parmesan and takes only a couple pulses in the food processor to put together. If you have a nut allergy, definitely try this version of vegan parmesan out! My testers agreed its very comparable to cashew/nut based vegan parmesan.

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I hope you love this Nut Fee Vegan Parmesan! It’s:

  • cheesy

  • versatile

  • completely nut free

  • low in fat

  • vegan friendly

  • gluten & oil free

  • so simple & easy to make

  • and so tasty over any of your favourite dishes that require parmesan!

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Tips and Tricks to making Nut Free Vegan Parmesan Cheese

  • If you enjoy a less fine parmesan, pulse the roasted chickpeas a few times before adding in the rest of the ingredients

  • I’ve tried this with other roasted beans such as fava beans and they turn out very similar

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If you recreate this Nut Free Vegan Parmesan Cheese please share it and let me know what you think by tagging me on Instagram @lisakitahara, I love seeing all of your tasty recreations!

Ingredients

  •  1/2 c roasted chickpeas

  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast

  • 1/2 tsp mustard

  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/2 tsp salt (if unsalted)

     


Method

  1. Add everything into a food processor and pulse until parmesan-like texture

Notes

  • SERVINGS: 1/3 c parmesan

  • PREP TIME: 5 minutes

  • COOK TIME: NA

  • INGREDIENTS: 4

  • DIFFICULTY: EASY