You want something to sprinkle on spaghetti bolognese? How about this mixture as a substitute for grated parmesan cheese? It´s vegan, glutenfree and easy to make. It takes less than a minute to combine the following ingredients and you are ready to go. Since the mixture is dry, you can prepare a bigger batch, store it in a glass and have it ready to use for next time.

There is no need for “real” cheese. Sprinkle this homemade vegan mix on your pasta, instead.

Veganized parmesan with plantbased and gluten free ingredients:

1 spoon of almond flour (15ml) – for the powdery consistency

1 spoon of sesame seeds (15ml) – adding some crunch to the mix

2 spoons of nutritional yeast (30 ml) – for the cheesy flavour

2 minispoons of salt (2 ml) – because parmesan would be salty

And complete this blend with spices, one minispoon (1 ml) of each:
– granulated garlic
– mild paprika powder
– freshly ground white pepper
– grated nutmeg

Next time, I would like to try adding a pinch ascorbine powder, to create the sour tinge that is typical for cheese. Be aware, that this mix cannot be used to imitate melting cheese, for example in a risotto recipe. But it´s a good option for seasoning any italian pasta and can be used as a topping for any savoury recipe.

half a cup = 100 ml
spoon = 15 ml
teaspoon = 5 ml
minispoon = 1 ml