So there used to be a vegan store (Karmavore), conveniently located just steps from our home. They sold all sorts of hard to find vegan specialty items from food to personal care to clothing. I loved going in there, finding foods I thought could never be made vegan (hello Dandies!) and discovering things I didn’t even know I needed 😉 … Over time, my favourite little store evolved to include an in-house bakery (with their own vegan baker) and a deli counter. And then it evolved again, focusing on food service and dropping the retail side all together 😦
Fortunately, there is an independent grocery store across the street, and they began to provide several of the foods we once could find only at Karmavore… But not everything… No white chocolate and none of the parmesan sprinkles that I had become addicted to sprinkling on pretty much everything… As my last bottle dwindled, I read the label to find that it contained just three ingredients. And after a few trial and errors, I cracked the code, and produced something almost identical to those parmesan sprinkles I had been buying… Actually, I feel kind of silly even posting this, because the recipe is THAT easy.
I’m not going to claim that this is a replication of true parmesan (obviously it’s not). But if you’re missing something a little cheesy to sprinkle over your pasta or dinner, it does the trick. I also love it on popcorn, risotto, potatoes… like I said, pretty much everything.
Vegan Parmesan Sprinkles
6 tbsp (53g) Walnut Pieces
6 tbsp (33g) Nutritional Yeast
1/2 tsp Salt
Place all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until it reaches desired consistency. I like mine with a few visible walnut crumbs (for texture).
Makes approximately 3/4 cup.