Vegan Dairy-Free Cashew "Parm"

This ain't your typical Parmesan cheese...this is dairy-free vegan "Parm!"  This healthy, oil-free recipe uses chopped cashews for rich flavor and grated texture.  Kid-approved, this is an essential condiment to use for plant-based diet, great sprinkled over Pasta with Marinara, Big 'Ole Italian Salad, or a Spaghetti Squash Broccoli Bowl.

EASY       Servings: 8    Ready In: 5 minutes

Spinach Tofu Gluten-Free Lasagna with Vegan Cashew Parm - Healthy, Plant-Based, Oil-Free, Vegan Recipe

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Chef's Plant-Based Tip:  Cashews offer rich nutty flavor, while Nutritional yeast brings that umami "cheese" flavor in this dairy-free vegan parmesan recipe

Chef's Plant-Based Tip:  Cashews offer rich nutty flavor, while Nutritional yeast brings that umami "cheese" flavor in this dairy-free vegan parmesan recipe

Chef's Tip:  Place everything in a small food chopper and chop for 30 seconds, or until you get a crumbly texture for this healthy, dairy-free vegan cashew "parmesan" recipe

Chef's Tip:  Place everything in a small food chopper and chop for 30 seconds, or until you get a crumbly texture for this healthy, dairy-free vegan cashew "parmesan" recipe

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Ingredients

1/2 cup raw, unsalted cashews
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/4 tsp garlic granules
1/2 tsp dried thyme


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Spicy Broccoli Garlic Spaghetti Squash Bowl with Cashew Parm - Healthy Dairy-Free, Oil-Free, Plant-Based Vegan Dinner

Procedure

Gather ingredients

To make the Cashew "Parm": Place the cashews in a food processor or mini chopper. Pulse just until you have Parmesan-like consistency, only 8-10 times. 
Combine the chopped cashews with all of the other ingredients.  Enjoy!
 

Chef's Tip: For richer, nuttier flavor, roast the cashews at 350 for about 10 minutes, just until golden.

Make a big batch of this condiment and store in your freezer for up to 6 months. Sprinkle over lasagna, pasta, or salads, straight from your freezer! Easy, dairy-free eating

Yield: 1/2 cup


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Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 1/8 of a recipe (about 1 tbsp)

Amount Per Serving
Calories 54.88
Calories From Fat (54%) 29.55
% Daily Value
Total Fat 3.55g 5%
Saturated Fat 0.61g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 74.92mg 3%
Potassium 53.11mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 3.7g 1%
Fiber 1.28g 5%
Sugar 0.71g
Protein 3.44g 7%
Calcium 0.17mg <1%
Iron 3.67mg 20%
Vitamin A 5.29IU <1%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%


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