5 Ingredients or Fewer

Cashew Parmesan

August 22, 2018
2 Ratings
Photo by Ty Mecham
  • Prep time 5 minutes
  • Makes 1 cup
Author Notes

From Julie Piatt and Rich Roll's
The Plantpower Way: Italia: "Making vegan Parmesan is so easy in this recipe—you just need four ingredients. If you skip soaking the nuts, your cheese will have a firmer texture. It's brilliant and useful, as one can prepare it just as the pasta water is boiling." —Food52

What You'll Need
  • 1 cup cashews (can be soaked overnight or not)
  • 2 tablespoons miso paste
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  1. In the bowl of a food processor, place the cashews, miso, garlic, and nutritional yeast. Pulse until mealy in texture.
  2. Store in a glass storage container. It will keep up to 1 week refrigerated.

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2 Reviews

The I. September 18, 2022
I found this recipe to be to wet for my liking. So, I doubled everything except the miso and added 3/4 tsp salt. Perfection! I could literally eat it by the spoonful and I put in on everything.
B August 31, 2018
I’m going to give this a whirl- wondering why the same thing costs $10 at Whole Foods?!