Cashew-Garlic Parmesan


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Cashew-Garlic Parmesan

Vegan, gluten-free, grain-free, no bake/raw, oil-free, refined sugar-free, soy-free


A delicious plant-based twist on Parmesan cheese! As the Frank's hot sauce lady says, "I put that $hit on everything!" This cashew-garlic combo is so tasty sprinkled on pasta, salads, soup, roasted veggies, and more. I love using fresh garlic in this recipe because the garlic flavour really pops, but if you're sensitive to raw garlic you may want to start with half a small clove.

1 cup
Prep time
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0 Minutes


  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt, to taste


  1. Mince the garlic in the food processor. Add the cashews, nutritional yeast, and salt into a food processor. Process until a coarse meal forms. Serve sprinkled on top of salads, soup, casseroles, pasta, roasted veggies, and more. Leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for about a week or so.

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1 Chuck Jerram November 7, 2017



2 Jimena Alonso December 5, 2017

Hi, I bought your recipes app, I would like to know I f you have any suggestions for a substitute of coconut. I don’t like coconut at all, in any form, please help! Since a lot of the recipes have coconut. I am vegetarian but not vegan, what could I use instead.

Thank you


3 Angela (Oh She Glows) December 6, 2017

Hey Jimena! It really depends on the recipe and the type of coconut product used. If you let me know a specific recipe you’re looking for a substitution I can try my best to troubleshoot. :)


4 Melissa December 12, 2017

Hi! I’ve seen multiple recipes for this and they all use garlic powder – so glad you use raw garlic because I do too! It makes a big difference. I make a larger quantity because we use it on everything too! But I mix it up a bit differently, thought I’d share: 1 cup cashews, 1/2 c hemp seeds, 1/3 c nutritional yeast, 1 clove garlic, some lemon zest (adds that tang that we used to get from parm) and some sea salt.


5 Angela (Oh She Glows) December 13, 2017

Hey Melissa, Yes, the fresh garlic does WONDERS! And omg, I love the lemon zest idea..trying this next time!


6 Juliet December 13, 2017

I love this! I’ve been making my own version for a while and my boys love it, I put it on everything, lol. Tried it with almonds once and it was gross, fyi :)
Sometimes I put a variety of dried seaweeds in too, for trace minerals! I’m definitely putting raw garlic in my next batch, thank you!


7 Angela (Oh She Glows) December 13, 2017

Thanks Juliet! So happy you and your boys love it. I make it with all kinds of nuts and seeds and have yet to stumble on a combo I don’t love!


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