( MAKES 2/3 cup )
Plant-based "parmesan” is surprisingly delicious and easy to make. It has a base of cashews (which are sweet and rich) with nutritional yeast and garlic powder (savoury and fragrant) and a bit of salt. Big plus: you can feel good about sprinkling this generously on top of your meal. Add a hearty grind of black pepper plus a drizzle of good olive oil and the result is a really tasty way for plant-based eaters to swap the carbs and meat of traditional pasta dishes for healthy veges and protein. Try it sprinkled atop this black bean bolognese.
Use a food processor to blend all ingredients into a fine crumble. This keeps well in the fridge or pantry.