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Vegan Parmesan
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5 from 2 votes

Vegan Parmesan Cheese (Nut Free)

Vegan Parmesan is cheesy, tangy and delicious!  This nut free vegan Parmesan has just four simple ingredients and is ready in under 5 minutes.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: nut free, vegan parmesan
Servings: 10 tablespoons
Calories: 45kcal


  • Food Processor or Spice Grinder


  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds (unsalted)*
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon herbs such as basil, oregano or thyme (optional)**


  • Add all the ingredients to the bowl of a food processor or coffee grinder.  Process until desired consistency is reached. I stop when its about the texture of breadcrumbs.  Enjoy!
    Ground Vegan Parm


*I have successfully used pumpkin seeds and cashews in place of the sunflower seeds.
**Adding herbs to this adds additional flavor, but isn't necessary.  The cheese is wonderful either way.
Storage: Place in an airtight container in the fridge for 2 weeks or in the freezer for several months.
This Parmesan is wonderful sprinkled on top of eggplant rollatini, salads, pastas, popcorn and more!


Calories: 45kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 73mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg