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Veggie Parmesan 1-1-2-2-1

If you've been searching for a vegan cheese option that you can sprinkle over pizza, steamed vegetables, salads, or avocado toast, you might stop here and try out this easy recipe that will add a little pizazz to just about anything. This recipe features nutritional yeast, a great source of Vitamin B12, something that is important to keep in your ongoing repertoire for optimal health and wellness.


I simply refer to this Veggie Parmesan as 1,1,2,2,1, since the five ingredients in this simple recipe come along in these proportions and I can remember the recipe without referring back to a resource each time I want to prepare it.


1 cup nutritional yeast, I use large flake size

1 cup almonds, whole

2 tsp powdered garlic

2 tsp powdered onion

1 tsp salt 


Measure 1 cup of nutritional yeast and pour it into a medium sized bowl. Set aside. 

Measure 1 cup of almonds along with the rest of the ingredients and pour into a blender and process to a  powder. Pour out the blended ingredients into the bowl with the nutritional yeast. Using a wire whisk or fork blend well, making sure that all ingredients are not lumpy, yet separate particles. 

Store in a lidded glass jar in the refrigerator when not using it.


Substitute rolled oats for some or all of the almonds, if you want to reduce the calorie intake for any reason. 

Omit salt, if you aren't cooking with salt.


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