Enlightened Faux Parmesan

Sprinkle a little magic on your meals with this nut-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free Enlightened Faux Parmesan that’s quick, easy, and absolutely delicious!

enlightened faux parmesan

Why I Love This Recipe

Hey there, culinary adventurers! I’m Chef AJ, the Queen of Quick and Easy plant-based recipes who loves to whip up oil-free, refined sugar-free, and salt-free recipes. Today, I’m thrilled to share my Enlightened Faux Parmesan with you. When I’m not in the kitchen, I’m busy chatting with amazing plant-based doctors, chefs, and health experts on my YouTube show. So, I’ve mastered the art of creating recipes that are simple, quick, and bursting with flavor. This Faux Parmesan is made with everyday ingredients, comes together in under 10 minutes, and requires almost no prep. Plus, who doesn’t love a recipe that makes you look like a gourmet chef with zero fuss?

This Enlightened Faux Parmesan is a fantastic blend of gluten-free oats, nutritional yeast, and Benson’s Table Tasty. It’s nutty, savory, and a whole lot lighter than your typical nut-based, vegan, Faux Parmesan. Whether you’re a plant-based veteran or just starting your journey, this recipe will quickly become a staple in your kitchen. Sprinkle it on anything and everything, from steamed veggies to soups, stews, chilis, or pasta, and watch your dishes transform!

Key Ingredients

  • Gluten-Free Oats: These form the base of our faux parmesan, adding a wonderful texture and mild, nutty flavor. Plus, they’re packed with fiber and help keep this recipe light and low-fat.
  • Nutritional Yeast: This is what gives our faux parmesan its cheesy, umami flavor. It’s also a great source of B-vitamins, making it both delicious and nutritious.
  • Benson’s Table Tasty: This salt-free seasoning brings all the flavors together with a blend of herbs and spices. It enhances the taste without adding any sodium.
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The Process

To make this Enlightened Faux Parmesan, simply place all the ingredients into a blender or food processor fitted with the “S” blade.

Process everything into a fine powder. Store your faux parmesan in the refrigerator, and it’s ready to sprinkle on your favorite dishes!

Chef’s Tips

  • Make sure your blender is dry!
  • Swapping Ingredients: Use any brand of salt-free seasoning.
  • Ingredient Options: You can customize this Enlightened Faux Parmesan with various flavors. Try adding chipotle powder, jalapeño powder, smoked paprika, or sun-dried tomato powder for a unique twist.

How to Store the Faux Parmesan

Store your Enlightened Faux Parmesan in a glass container in the fridge. Make sure the container is airtight to maintain its freshness and prevent moisture from getting in.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I add other flavors?

Absolutely! Try adding chipotle powder, jalapeño powder, smoked paprika, or sun-dried tomato powder for different variations.

I don’t have a food processor. Can I use an alternate method of blending?

If you don’t have a food processor, a high-speed blender will work as well.

Serving Suggestion

This Enlightened Faux Parmesan is incredibly versatile and adds a delicious, cheesy flavor to almost anything. Sprinkle it over steamed veggies like cauliflower and broccoli, add it to soups, stews, and chilis, or use it to top your favorite pasta dishes. It’s fantastic with my Quick Sun-Dried Tomato Marinara and pairs perfectly with my Quick Dijon Balsamic-Glazed Brussels Sprouts!

Summary

This recipe is quick, easy, and perfect for anyone looking to add a little extra flavor to their meals without the added fat and expense of nuts. All the ingredients can be found at your local grocery store, making it an accessible addition to your plant-based kitchen. Enjoy this nutritious, flavorful topping on a variety of dishes, and don’t forget to share your creations with me on social media!

If you tried this recipe, I’d love to see your results! Share your culinary creation on social media and tag me. As the Queen of Quick and Easy, nothing makes me happier than seeing how my convenient plant-based recipes inspire your kitchen adventures. Let’s celebrate the love of cooking and enjoy the deliciousness together!

enlightened faux parmesan

Enlightened Faux Parmesan

Sprinkle a little magic on your meals with this nut-free, gluten-free, and dairy-free Enlightened Faux Parmesan that’s quick, easy, and absolutely delicious!

Equipment

  • Food processor

Ingredients 

  • 1 cup Gluten-free oats
  • 1 cup Nutritional yeast
  • 1 Tbsp Benson’s Table Tasty, or your favorite salt-free seasoning
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Instructions 

  • In a food processor fitted with the “S” blade or in a blender, combine all the ingredients and process until a powdered texture is achieved. If you like it chunkier, process it less.
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About Chef AJ

Hey there, I’m Chef AJ, the Queen of Quick and Easy plant-based recipes. I’m the culinary wizard behind delicious dishes that are oil-free, refined sugar-free, and salt-free. As a chef, author, and host, I’m passionate about creating convenient and easy recipes that make healthy eating fun and incredibly tasty!

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