Vegan parm seasoning in a bowl with a spoon.

Vegan Parm Seasoning

The understated nuttiness of cashews and the cheesy-ish savoriness of nutritional yeast combine to create a really delicious, animal-friendly, plant-based parm seasoning. Makes about 3/4 cup (36 teaspoons)
Course Pantry Staple
Cuisine American
Keyword vegan parm seasoning
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 teaspoons
Calories 10kcal
Author Karen Gibson


  • 1/2 cup raw cashews whole or pieces
  • 2-3 heaping tablespoons nutritional yeast*
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon mild yellow curry powder


  • If using whole cashews, add to blender or processor first and buzz a few times to break them up into smaller pieces. Add the remaining ingredients and pulse in short bursts until blended into a coarse powder. Don't overblend or walk away while the unit is running, because the nuts' oils will begin to break down and create a nut butter.
  • Store in an airtight container in the fridge.
  • Optional: sift the powder through a wide-mesh sieve to sift out any pieces of cashews that did not fully blend.


* If your nutritional yeast is flaked, use 3 tablespoons; if powdered, use 2 tablespoons.


Calories: 10kcal | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 12mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 0.1mg