‘Nutty’ parmesan

So the great thing about food & nutrition is there is always something new to try or something different to focus on. I always consider so many different things when I am planning and preparing meals, and what is so brilliant is the amount of different healthy recipe books that just keep on coming all the time…

So I tried this new vegan Caesar salad recipe at home this evening. I feel I need some new inspiration for my healthy specials at work and I guess what makes salads more interesting is the natural textures and flavours you add to each dish. I have used this vegan parmesan at home quite often but have yet to try it at work, but it is so simple that I plan to very soon and would recommend anyone to try it at home. You can use any nuts- pecans and cashews work well, but I used walnuts as they are a great source of Omega 3 fats. These healthy fats have been associated with good mental health. The other interesting ingredient in this recipe is Nutritional Yeast, which you can get in health food shops. It is a good source of B-vitamins, folic acid, selenium, zinc, and protein, and you can also buy it fortified with B12, which is great for anyone eating a vegan diet, and it adds a lovely ‘cheesy’ flavour. You can add it to any salad you fancy for added flavour and texture. It works well with  a warm lentil and roasted vegetable salad too. Anyway, give it a go and see what you think!

Ingredients

75g walnuts
2 tablespoons Nutritional yeast
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp salt or to taste

Method

Blend all ingredients in food processor until well combined

Sprinkle on your salad & enjoy!

It will keep in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks in the fridge

 

 

 

 

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