Posted on July 29, 2013

Faux Parmesan

  • Makes 1½ cups
  • Preparation Time: 10 minutes

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cup raw almonds or cashews or walnuts
  • ½ cup nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon salt-free seasoning (I prefer Benson’s Table Tasty)

Always have this delicious topping on hand in your fridge to sprinkle on chili, soups and stews. It’s also delicious on steamed vegetables, like broccoli and air popped popcorn. You can by this is the store but it’s so much more economical to make your own and it won’t contain salt.

Instructions:

In a food processor fitted with the “S” blade or in a blender, combine all ingredients until a powdery texture is achieved. If you like it chunkier, process less.

Chef’s Note:

You can also use store bought almond flour in place of the almonds. We use this on everything from air popped popcorn to potatoes to steamed veggies and as a topping on chili and soups.

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Chef AJ

Chef AJ is a culinary instructor in Los Angeles who has followed a plant-based diet for more than thirty years. She is author of Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight. Chef AJ’s passion is teaching people how to incorporate more fresh fruits and vegetables in their diet in ways that are easy, delicious, and fun. Visit EatUnprocessed.com for updates from Chef AJ.

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