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Vegan Walnut Parmezan

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Summary

This walnut parmezan cheese is made with walnuts and sunflower seeds, both of which are packed with healthy fats, vitamin E, and magnesium, as well as plant-based protein. Nutritional yeast gives it a “cheesy” flavor the nuts and seeds give it the moist parmezan texture. Sprinkle it on soups, salads, veggies, pasta, and grain bowls.

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time5 minsTotal Time5 mins

Ingredients

 ¾ cup walnuts (raw, unsalted, chopped)
 ¼ cup sunflower seeds (raw, unsalted)
 ¼ tsp garlic powder
 ¼ tsp onion powder
 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
 ¼ tsp salt (optional)

Directions

1

Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until the walnuts and sunflower seeds are mealy. Important: Don’t over blend or you’ll end up with parmezan butter!

2

Taste for additional flavors of your choice (more onion, garlic, or nutritional yeast).

3

Top on veggies, grain bowls, and pasta.

Chef's Notes

Substitutions
Instead of walnuts, try almonds or cashews.

Use all walnuts in place of the sunflower seeds.

Use onion granules and/or garlic granules in place of onion and garlic powder, but know that you might need to use a little more of the granules to reach the same flavor.

Nut-free
Replace the walnuts with more sunflower seeds.

Ingredients

 ¾ cup walnuts (raw, unsalted, chopped)
 ¼ cup sunflower seeds (raw, unsalted)
 ¼ tsp garlic powder
 ¼ tsp onion powder
 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
 ¼ tsp salt (optional)

Directions

1

Add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until the walnuts and sunflower seeds are mealy. Important: Don’t over blend or you’ll end up with parmezan butter!

2

Taste for additional flavors of your choice (more onion, garlic, or nutritional yeast).

3

Top on veggies, grain bowls, and pasta.

Vegan Walnut Parmezan