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Almigiano – Vegan Almond Parmesan

Recipe for a vegan Almond Parmesan, perfect over pasta, lasagna, pizza or rice-based dishes. It’s a dairy-free alternative to traditional parmesan.

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Parmigiano is the Italian word for parmesan, so the title is just a wordplay of Parmigiano and Almonds (the main ingredient in this recipe). My boyfriend and I talk about food for approximately 80% of the time we’re awake and somehow we came up with the word Almigiano for Almond Parmesan. OKAY, he came up with it. All credit goes to him. :)

Nutritional Yeast

Nutritional Yeast is deactivated yeast and has a lovely “cheesy” flavor. Do not substitute this with regular yeast, it’s completely different. You can read more about Nutritional Yeast here.

Almonds

In this recipe I’ve used raw almonds, they don’t need to be blanched, but of course, you can use blanched ones as well.

How is this vegan Almond Parmesan different to Cashew Parmesan?

Cashews have a milder taste and are much more neutral, whereas almonds are a bit sweeter. In the combination with the nutritional yeast, it will still taste like cheesy parmesan, but if you want a bit more flavor in your vegan parm, go with the almonds.

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Making the vegan parmesan couldn’t be any easier. Just toss all the ingredients in a food processor and pulse until the nuts are finely chopped. And the best part? You can store parmesan alternative in an air-tight container for weeks and months. I simply keep it in my pantry and never had a problem with it going bad, you don’t need to refrigerate it.

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My favorite thing to put Almond Parmesan on? A big plate of Spaghetti Bolognese!

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Almigiano - Vegan Almond Parmesan

Elephantastic Vegan
Recipe for a vegan Almond Parmesan, perfect over pasta, lasagna, pizza or rice-based dishes. This is not only a dairy-free alternative to traditional parmesan, but also gluten-free and free of all animal products.
3 from 2 votes
Prep Time 2 mins
Total Time 2 mins
Course Basics
Cuisine Vegan
Servings 1 jar
Calories 863 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

Instructions
 

  • Place all the ingredients in a food processor and chop until fine.
  • You can store this vegan Almond Parmesan in an air-tight container at room temperature for a couple of months.

Nutrition

Calories: 863kcalCarbohydrates: 35gProtein: 35gFat: 71gSaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 1745mgPotassium: 1228mgFiber: 20gSugar: 5gCalcium: 378mgIron: 6mg
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Almigiano - Vegan Almond Parmesan | ElephantasticVegan.com
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Jen

Friday 13th of April 2018

I was wondering if it was a good idea to use the almond meal left over from making almond milk for this? Hopefully means no waste? Just curious if anyone has ever tried it or think it would work. :)

Bianca

Friday 13th of April 2018

I think it would work just fine if you let the almond meal leftovers dehydrate or bake it in the oven. Otherwise, it won't store long because of the moisture.

Amy

Sunday 31st of July 2016

Per this awesome vegan restaraunts recipe in my town - I add lemon zest to this mixture and it is so so good - especially on a Caesar salad!!!

Bianca

Sunday 31st of July 2016

Oh that sounds so good, Amy! Definitely going to try that out :)

Sarah | Well and Full

Sunday 8th of May 2016

I love the name of this recipe!! ;) And I love how simple it is. I bet it would be so perfect on top of pasta with pesto!!

Bianca

Sunday 8th of May 2016

Thank you, Sarah, I'm glad you like it! The simplest recipes are often the best. And yes, it's so good on pasta with pesto! I had it with pasta + wild garlic pesto once and it was so yummy <3

Kristy from Southern In Law

Saturday 7th of May 2016

This sounds AMAZING - and so so much better than that gross powdered parmesan. I'd be sprinkling this over ALL THE THINGS! <3

Bianca

Sunday 8th of May 2016

Thank you Kristy, I totally agree! Lately there have been some news that some parmesan products were mixed with wood pulp - yikes! Vegan Parmesan is such a staple in my pantry :)

Rebecca Strength and Sunshine

Saturday 7th of May 2016

This is such a vegan staple! It needs to be in every kitchen!! Nuts + Nooch...I'm always in! xoxo

Bianca

Sunday 8th of May 2016

Yes! I don't know how people live without it!! :D