Ayurvedic Vegan Parmesan Sprinkles adds a burst of flavor and nutrients to your favorite meal.  Add as a topping to salads, baked potatoes, soups, steamed vegetables.  Great for Vata and Pitta doshas, use sparingly for Kapha dosha.

Ayurvedic Vegan Parmesan Sprinkles Recipe                              PRINT RECIPE


3 Tbs pine nuts

1.5 Tbs. sesame seeds

2 Tbs hemp hearts

3 Tbs nutritional yeast

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp onion powder

1/4 tsp turmeric powder

1/8 tsp cumin powder

1/8 tsp coriander powder

pinch of fennel powder


Blend all ingredients in a blender or food processor.  Add as a topping to salads, pasta, soup, grits, baked potatoes, steamed vegetables, and more.

Ayurvedic Vegan Parmesan Cheese is nutrient dense with 2g protein, 1g fiber, 3g calcium and 49 kcal for 1 Tbsp. serving.  

Healthy ingredient facts: 

Pine nuts are high in magnesium and protein helping to give you sustained energy.  Also helpful to maintain optimal weight; contains pinoleic acid which stimulates cholecystokinin hormone in the brain, signaling to the brain the stomach is full.

Nutritional yeast is high in B vitamins, fiber, protein, minerals, and antioxidants to support your liver.   

Ayurveda considers sesame seeds to promote strength, to rejuvenate, balance Vata, improve the complexion, detoxifythe body, improve digestion and are good for bones.  Also, a good source of minerals, vitamin B1 and B6, fiber and protein.  

Hemp hearts are a good source of 9 essential amino acids found in animal products.  These amino acids are considered essential since our bodies can’t create them from the foods we eat, however are necessary nutrients for health.  Hemp is considered in Ayurveda as a nutritive tonic strengthening and supporting the cardiovascularsystem, along with balancing Vata dosha.  

Spices aid in digestion.

This recipe was inspired by the Palmesan Cheese recipe in the Ayurvedic Vegan Kitchen cookbook.