Give a little savory depth to your meals with this healthy dairy-free topping. Think of this Vegan Cheesy Sprinkle like a plant-based Parmesan Cheese- perfect for sprinkling over pasta, soups, veggies, and salads. Easy to make in less than 20 minutes!
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Fast to make and crazy good! You may find yourself using this delightfully rich Vegan Cheesy Sprinkle on almost everything. It adds that extra savory oomph to pasta dishes, salads, soups, avocado toast and so much more!
Completely satisfying as is or get a little creative, play around with adding dried herbs, spice it up with red pepper flakes, deepen the flavor with a bit of shiitake mushroom powder. Take it as a starter and make your own masterpiece!
Vegan substitute for Parmesan Cheese:
Need a plant-based substitute for Parmesan Cheese? Use this Vegan Cheesy Sprinkle to add flavor without the dairy. Toasted walnuts and hemp seeds not only add umami flavor, but they are also rich in omega 3’s supporting healthy cholesterol levels, high in magnesium which helps regulate heartbeat, as well as a lot of supportive antioxidants and amino acids.
How to make Vegan Cheesy Sprinkle:
Toast in a skillet, stirring constantly along with the nutritional yeast.
Cheesy sprinkle is so satisfying in its simplicity but feel free to jazz it up and create your own sprinkle of yumminess.
Additional enhancement suggestions:
- red pepper flakes.
- aleppo pepper flakes.
- dried rosemary.
- shiitake mushroom power.
- black pepper.
- smoked paprika.
- dulse flakes.
- dried orange or lemon peel.
Vegan Cheesy Sprinkle keeps for 2 months in an airtight container stored in the fridge.
What to serve with Vegan Cheesy Sprinkle:
- Spaghetti and Beetballs! (Vegan Meatballs)
- Zesty Vegan Pasta with Alfredo Sauce
- Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce
- Simple Sautéed Greens Recipe
- Lemony Asparagus Risotto
- Butternut Risotto with Leeks (Instant Pot or Stovetop)
Give a little savory depth to your meals with this dairy-free rich topping. Perfect for pasta dishes, soups, and salads- a great vegan substitute for parmesan cheese. Easy to make in less than 20 minutes!
- In a food processor pulse all ingredients until a uniform crumb is formed.
- Dump mixture into a skillet, stirring constantly over medium low heat about 8-10 minutes or until it starts to smell toasty and looks lightly colored.
Store in an air tight container in the fridge. Will keep fresh for 2 months.
Substitutes for walnuts or hemp seeds: Play around exchanging any combination of nuts and seeds, keeping in mind that walnuts and hemp seeds have rich flavors, so substitutions like Brazil nuts, hazelnuts, pine nuts, cashews, sunflower seeds would all be good choices. Experiment!
Nutritional yeast substitutes: mushroom powder, white miso powder, dulse flakes, adding some sesame seeds also adds richness (Tip: grind a couple of tablespoons of sesame seeds in a spice grinder). You may need to play around with amounts, adding salt to taste only if needed.
- Serving Size: 1 tablespoon
- Calories: 53
- Sugar: 0.2 g
- Sodium: 49.8 mg
- Fat: 4.8 g
- Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
- Carbohydrates: 1.2 g
- Fiber: 0.6 g
- Protein: 2.1 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
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