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Classic Cashew Parmesan Cheese Topping is one condiment you will want to keep stashed in your fridge. Use this recipe to replace that old green shaker of nutrient void stuff to start eating healthier. And trust us, once you start making this stuff, you’re going to want to sprinkle this on everything.

This recipe is so straightforward that we don’t need to go into great detail about the process, etc. Furthermore, it really couldn’t get any easier. You drop the ingredients into your food processor and grind everything down to a powdery consistency. If you like, you can make this in small batches in a spice grinder.

The two-cents we have to add to this classic mix is that you take care, not to over grind. Otherwise, you’ll lose the remarkable ability to sprinkle this flavorful, flaky stuff as intended. The beauty of our Cashew Parmesan Cheese Topping is that it’s shakable. Who can resist a sprinkle of cheesiness on top of the foods you enjoy most? Not us!

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Oh, and if you like, you could add a dried herb to the mix. Rosemary works nicely with this savory topping as does an Italian spice blend. But we leave those two add-ins as optional. The flavor of this condiment is to read as a classic, shaker-worthy parmesan. But just as we suggest with all of our recipes, do what you need to make this recipe your own!

We use a generous sprinkle of Cashew Parmesan Cheese Topping on top of our favorite mega Green Veggie Sandwich with Cucumber Sprouts & Avocado. We also enjoy it dusted across a warm slice of our savory 1-Bowl Pizza Frittata. Our frittata is one of our most favorite places to sprinkle this dairy-free, cheese-like, plant-based, gluten-free, decidedly vegan, topping! Oh, another dish that we like to dust with this good stuff is whenever we mix up a batch of our no-cook Oil-Free Spinach Walnut Oregano Pesto! The pesto combined with this cheese topping is undeniably decadent, and we think, perfect!

We’d love to hear from you when you try this recipe. And if you make any tweaks, feel free to share those, too! That’s how we learn from each other best, by sharing ideas.

Happy eating!

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Cashew Parmesan Cheese Topping

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  • Yield: 20 Servings

Created to replace that green shaker of nutrient empty dried dairy product you use to keep in your fridge, our Classic Cashew Parm Cheese Topping is one homemade condiment you’ll be proud to keep on hand!  The fact that it’s gluten-free, plant-based, vegan and dairy-free makes it easy to be enjoyed by everybody! One batch of this yields about 20 servings of 1 tablespoon each, so there’s plenty made ahead to sprinkle to your heart’s content! Be sure to try this topping with our mega Green Veggie Sandwich or sprinkled on a warm slice of our savory 1-Bowl Pizza Frittata. Our frittata is one of our most favorite places to sprinkle this deliciously cheese-like topping! Our cashew parm also pairs nicely with a batch of our no-cook Oil-Free Spinach Walnut Oregano Pesto!


  • 1 cup of raw cashews
  • 3 tbsp or up to a full 1/4 cup of nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of garlic powder - We go to the generous side on the garlic.
  • 3/4 tsp of pink Himalayan sea salt or another salt, or to taste
  • an optional 1/4 to 1/2 tsp of dried Italian seasoning blend
  • or a single herb option such as 1/4 to 1/2 tsp or so of dried rosemary


  1. Put all of the ingredients into a food processor and pulse blend until it's the powdery consistency that you prefer. Another option for blending is to use a spice grinder. When using a spice grinder for this task, you will need to blend each ingredient in small quantity.  Your cashew parm will taste amazing when sprinkled across the mayo in our delicious Green Veggie Sandwich with Cucumbers Sprouts & Avocado!


  • We use cashews in our recipes quite often.  We purchase this organic brand in bulk and store it in the freezer until needed.  We also buy this brand of nutritional yeast in a larger, more economical quantity, as well.


% DV

Calories Per Serving: 38
  • Total Fat 2.8 g 4 %
  • Saturated Fat 0.5 g 3 %
  • Cholesterol 0 mg 0 %
  • Sodium 54.3 mg 2 %
  • Carbohydrates 2.3 g 1 %
  • Fiber 0.4 g
  • Sugar 0.4 g ---
  • Protein 1.6 g 3 %
  • Vitamin A 0 %
  • Vitamin C 0 %
  • Iron 3 %
  • Calcium 0 %

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