Keto Vegan Parmesan Cheese

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Keto Vegan Parmesan Cheese

Just because you’re vegan doesn’t mean you don’t like the extras on your meal! Keto vegan recipes don’t have to be boring. You just need a little creativity to keep meals flavorful and nutritious. Make this Keto vegan parmesan cheese to sprinkle over vegan pasta, “meat” loaf, salad, or healthy Keto bowls. It’s made with unsalted roasted sunflower seeds, nutritional yeast, and some seasonings. The combination makes the vegan version of parmesan cheese taste a little nutty, salt, and the nutritional yeast adds the cheesy taste. Adding a serving of Keto vegan parmesan cheese to your meals will add protein and healthy fats to your food log. The other nutritional benefits of sunflower seeds will also help prevent symptoms of Keto Flu.

How To Use The Cheese

It’s important to note that this vegan cheese isn’t really cheese, so it’s won’t act quite like the real stuff. Your vegan parmesan cheese won’t melt. Think of this recipe as a more nutritious sprinkling of healthy ingredients that happen to taste like parmesan cheese. You can, however, use this vegan parmesan as a binder or filler in other Keto recipes.

Benefits Of Sunflower Seeds

Sunflower seeds are extremely helpful for vegans but also the Keto diet. They’re rich in protein and healthy fats that help keep unhealthy cholesterol at bay. Other vitamins and minerals sunflower seeds are high in are vitamins B and E, magnesium, and iron. If you’re cutting animal proteins out of your meals, sunflower seeds can really help you feel your best.

  • Net Carbs

    0.6 g

  • Fiber

    0.5 g

  • Total Carbs

    1.1 g

  • Protein

    1.1 g

  • Fats

    1.9 g

25 cals

Keto Vegan Parmesan Cheese

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  • Sunflower seeds, dry roasted, unsalted

    Sunflower seeds, dry roasted, unsalted

    3 oz

  • Nutritional Yeast

    Nutritional Yeast

    3 tbsp

  • Sesame seeds

    Sesame seeds

    1 tbsp

  • Garlic powder

    Garlic powder

    0.13 tsp

  • Salt


    0.25 tsp

Recipe Steps

steps 3

5 min

  • Step 1

    Gather your ingredients because they’ll all be going into the blender at once. For the sunflower seeds, choose plain, shelled seeds. If your sunflower seeds are salted, omit any additional salt from the recipe. However, you’ll have more control over the final outcome if you start with unsalted seeds and then add your own salt. You can use garlic salt if you omit the additional salt as well.
    Step 1
  • Step 2

    Combine all the ingredients in a food processor or good quality blender until they’re ground into a finely grated mixture like parmesan cheese. You may also use something smaller, like a bullet blender, to make the vegan parmesan cheese. Taste the mixture and add any extra yeast, salt, or flavorings you’d like. You may need to scrape down your blender and blend the mixture multiple times to ensure no chunky pieces of sunflower seeds are left behind.
    Step 2
  • Step 3

    Use the vegan parmesan cheese immediately, or chill in your refrigerator until it’s time to use it. Sprinkle a ½ tablespoon of parmesan cheese per serving over your favorite vegan meals. Keep the leftovers wrapped in your refrigerator for up to one week. The ingredients won’t go bad, but this recipe will taste the freshest if it’s less than seven days old.
    Step 3