Nut & Seed Parmesan Sprinkle

Nut & Seed Parmesan Sprinkle

  • Serves: 160g (1 1/2 cups)
  • Prep Time: 00:05
  • Cooking Time: 00:00

This cheezy flavoured condiment is so versatile, use it on just about anything you fancy. My dairy-free Parmesan Sprinkle is so easy to make, I've used cashews, sunflower seeds, nutritional yeast flakes and organic dehydrated chicken bone broth powder (see broth notes below). Use as a tasty topping or seasoning over green salads, soups, steamed vegetables, baked fish or mornay, chicken, meatballs and bolognese.


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  • 100g (3/4 cup) raw cashews
  • 35g (approx. 1/4 cup) sunflower seeds
  • 18g (approx. 1/3 cup) nutritional yeast flakes
  • 2 tsp dehydrated chicken bone broth powder (organic), or vegetable broth powder
  • 1/4 - 1/2 tsp fine sea salt, taste test before adding salt


Add the cashews and sunflower seeds to the small bowl of a food processor and process for a few seconds to chop up the nuts and seeds (you don't want the mixture so fine that it becomes powdery, leave a little texture).

Add the nutritional yeast flakes and the broth powder and process for 2 - 3 seconds to combine well.

Taste before starting to add the salt, it will depend on how salty your brand of bone broth powder is (I use Nutra Organics brand of chicken bone broth powder and added 1/3 tsp salt).

Sprinkle over salads and use as a topping for baked savoury dishes and soup, add just before serving.

Store in a sealed glass jar in the fridge for up to 1 month.

Broth Note: If you don't have the organic dehydrated chicken bone broth powder you can add in 1/3 tsp garlic powder, 1/3 tsp onion powder and 1/2 tsp smoked paprika (but the broth powder adds more flavour).


Cashews work well in a paleo lifestyle, as they are so versatile. They can be used to make dairy free milk, cashew butter, cashew cream or sour cream, dips and many more. Where possible, it is best to soak nuts before using to assist with digestion. Eat them raw but in moderation as they are quite high in omega 6. Stay away from store bought roasted nuts that have been cooked in canola, sunflower or similar vegetable oils.

sunflower seeds

Sunflower seeds have a mild nutty flavour. An excellent snack as they are high in protein, delicious added to smoothies and grain free baking. Sunflower seeds can be finely ground to replace almond and other nut meals/flours in baked goods, substitute ratio 1:1. They are high in Vitamin E. Vitamin E travels throughout the body neutralizing free radicals. Sunflower seeds are also a good source of magnesium, which can help calm your nerves, muscles and blood vessels.

nutritional yeast flakes

Also know as Savoury Yeast Flakes. It’s a fermented and deactivated yeast, which means it isn’t going to grow (and has nothing to do with brewer’s yeast or bakers’ yeast). It has a creamy cheesy flavour and I’ve used it in a few recipes to create a cheese flavour. Vegans use it as a condiment and a cheese substitute, and to also add additional protein and vitamins to their diet (it’s a complete protein). Nutritional yeast flakes are free from sugar, dairy, grains and gluten. Do not confuse it with yeast extract (MSG). Purchase from health food stores or in the health food aisle of supermarkets.

dehydrated chicken bone broth powder (organic)

Dehydrated chicken bone broth powder is a great option for when a small amount of broth is required or when extra flavour needs to be added to a dish. Add 3 teaspoons of powder to 250ml of boiling water or add the powder directly to a pot of simmering soup or stew to add extra nutrients and flavour. I use the Nutra Organics brand or Broth of Life.

sea salt

Organic unbleached, unrefined organic Celtic sea salt or pink Himalayan salt is my salt of choice as these contain healthy minerals and trace elements that our body needs. Regular table salt has been bleached, refined and processed leaving minimal health benefits. If you choose to use regular table salt in my recipes you will need to reduce the quantity or the end result will be to salty.