Easy vegan parmesan cheese, 4 ingredientes

Us, vegans, don’t eat any type of cheese or dairy. But…. we eat delicious combinations of very healthy and powerful ingredients. This easy vegan parmesan cheese is an example of them, and to make this deliciousness… you only need 4 ingredients.

easy vegan parmesan cheese

With this easy vegan parmesan cheese, you can finish soups, salads, pasta dishes, and even popcorn. And I know it is not parmesan but it tastes cheesy and it gives that extra boost of flavor to everything it touches. I don’t know about you, but when something is so flavorful and nutritious, I don’t care how you call it.

ingredients to make vegan parmesan

And this easy vegan parmesan cheese is so easy and delicious to prepare but it is best to do it in a food processor (affiliate link) or with a kitchen robot. If you make it in a blender you can turn the walnuts into walnut butter.

powdered walnuts

If you want to buy a vegan parmesan cheese that resembles a bit more the “real thing” I like Violife parmesan cheese (affiliate link) or Follow your heart parmesan cheese (affiliate link). You can find them in Amazon through these links.

vegan parmesan cheese

Tips, tricks & other recipes:

  • I made this easy vegan parmesan cheese with walnuts. You can use pecans, cashews (affiliate link), and even pinenuts or hazelnuts.
  • The second ingredient in this vegan recipe is NUTRITIONAL YEAST. This ingredient gives all the umami flavor of cheese to this vegan parmesan. The flavor of the nutritional yeast is cheesy, nutty, savory, salty, etc… let’s say its yummy.
  • The third and fourth ingredients of this recipe are a lemon zest and sea salt. Both of my favorite ingredients.
  • A good tip to make this mock parmesan cheese is to make sure to cool down completely the nuts before pulverizing them, you don’t want to end with nut butter instead of nut powder.
  • Also, taste as you go, add more lemon zest if the vegan cheese needs more brightness, add more salt if you like saltier things.
  • When it is perfect for you, sprinkle it on top of everything. Popcorn, soups, pasta, zucchini noodles, salads, roasted veggies, and popcorn.
easy vegan parmesan

So here is the recipe for this

easy vegan parmesan cheese

and I hope you like it as much as I do. If you do…. please share the recipe and blog on Instagram, FB or save it for later on Pinterest.

easy vegan parmesan cheese

Vegan Parmesan Cheese

Alejandra Graf
This is a vegan parmesan cheese made with walnuts, lemon zest, salt, and nutritional yeast. It is so good that you can sprinkle it on everything and it will give it a boost of flavor.
3.50 de 2 votos
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 3 mins
Course Basics
Cuisine Vegan Italian
Servings 1 cup
Calories 852 kcal


  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1 large lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt


  • Roast the walnuts for 3 minutes on a skillet or toaster oven. As soon as they begin to brown, remove them from the heat and pan. Place them in a cutting board and let them cool completely.
  • Put them in the food processor and pulse several times until they look like coarse sand.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients, mix, taste and adjust for seasoning.
  • Store in a closed jar in the fridge.


Calories: 852kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 29gFat: 77gSaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 2328mgPotassium: 966mgFiber: 14gSugar: 3gVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 115mgIron: 5mg
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Nutritional information of this recipe is only an estimate, the accuracy for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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10 months ago

2 stars
This didn’t go well. Lemon zest was too moist an ingredient and the consistency was something like a cookie dough. Couldn’t sprinkle at all. Flavor may have been tolerable, but wasn’t able to use. Used pecans.





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