There is always a jar of this sesame hemp parmesan in our house. It's takes less than 5 minutes to make, and is a fantastic dairy-free alternative to traditional parmesan. We use it on pastas, risottos, stews, soups, and salads.
Many other vegan parmesan recipes utilize cashews. But, I like to use white sesame seeds because they're alkaline-forming, are one of the most concentrated plant-based sources of calcium, and are high in protein and zinc for bone health. Just 1/4 cup of sesame seeds contains 6.4 grams of protein and 351mg of calcium.
These tiny super seeds also contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fats, are loaded with magnesium, rich in phytosterols, and contain the unique lignans sesamin and sesamolin, which all work together to regulate blood pressure and cholesterol. And, with a good amount of iron, sesame seeds also help build mineral-rich blood. Crammed with copper (vital for anti-inflammatory ammo), sesame seeds also help reduces pain and swelling, fizzle free radicals, and boost collagen and elastin regeneration.
Throw them in the food processor with hemp seeds, and you've got a protein-packed condiment that also tastes amazeballs! You can't beat that.