Edible yeast flakes: 10 ideas to use it at its best in your recipes

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Have you ever tried using nutritional yeast flakes? It is an inactive yeast used as a natural food supplement and as a condiment. It can be found on sale in organic food stores in the form of flakes or flakes, in jars or bags.

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Have you ever tried using the nutritional yeast flakes? It is an inactive yeast used as a natural food supplement and as a condiment. It can be found on sale in organic food stores in the form of flakes or flakes, in jars or bags.





This natural seasoning can easily replace other types of seasonings for vegetables or other dishes. For example, it can replace the nut with the advantage that nutritional yeast flakes do not contain monopodic glutamate.

Dietary yeast flakes consists of lievito Saccharomyces cerevisiae grown on molasses and subjected to particular drying processes, in order to maintain its nutritional qualities. This type of yeast is suitable for both vegetarians and vegans. It is often used in recipes to prepare vegetable cheeses at home.

This food is great source of B vitamins, essential amino acids, fiber and iron. It is sometimes enriched with vitamin B12. Check the ingredients indicated on the packages to verify the presence of this vitamin.

Here is a collection of ideas to make the most of nutritional yeast flakes in the kitchen. It will be great to give an extra touch to yours vegetarian recipes and vegan.

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Parmesan Veg

With nutritional yeast flakes you can prepare your own veg alternative al Parmigiano, also suitable for those who are allergic or intolerant to dairy products. To prepare Veg Parmesan you will need nutritional yeast flakes, peeled almonds and a pinch of whole sea salt. Here is the recipe to follow.

Read also: Dietary yeast flakes and the Veg-Parmesan recipe

Season the pasta

You may never have thought about it, but nutritional yeast flakes are just as perfect seasoning for pasta and to enrich your sauces with flavor, for example homemade pesto or tomato sauce, thanks to a completely natural ingredient.


Gratinated vegetables

Here is a truly delicious idea that you can immediately put into practice if you already have a jar of nutritional yeast flakes in the kitchen. You can combine this ingredient with the breadcrumbs with which you will season yours au gratin vegetables before putting them in the oven. Also combined with aromatic herbs to taste, such as basil, thyme and rosemary.


Enrich the soups

If you want to make your soups and creams super tasty, just add it to the pot, according to the quantities and your tastes, one or two teaspoons of nutritional yeast flakes. If you want to avoid the nut, you can also add a pinch of curry powder.

Veg. Cheeses

Have you ever tried to prepare at home vegetable cheeses? Many recipes of veg cheeses plan to use nutritional yeast flakes as an ingredient to give a stronger flavor to these homemade plant alternatives to common cheeses, perfect for vegans and lactose intolerant. Here are the recipes to prepare your veg cheeses.

Read also: Veg cheeses: 10 recipes to prepare them at home

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Season the salads

You may never have thought about it, but nutritional yeast flakes are also a useful ingredient for season salads, perhaps combining it with sunflower seeds, sesame seeds or pumpkin seeds. You can also add a pinch of nutritional yeast flakes directly to the dressing prepared by mixing oil, vinegar or lemon juice.

Season the tofu

Il tofu it has the advantage of having a fairly neutral flavor that allows it to be combined with numerous ingredients and used as a base for fillings, creams and fillings. Those who do not really like natural tofu to be served for example as a main course, can flavor it by adding a teaspoon of nutritional yeast flakes directly into the pan, perhaps also adding spices and soy sauce.


Also read: 10 recipes to make tofu tastier

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Homemade sauces

If you usually make home-made accompanying sauces for vegetables or for other dishes, you can take the opportunity to flavor them with nutritional yeast flakes that will give your recipes a more decisive touch. For example, you can add a pinch of nutritional yeast flakes to homemade ketchup, walnut sauce and vegetable yoghurt toppings.

Prepare the vegetable chips

Le vegetable chips they are a healthier alternative to traditional French fries. You can prepare them at home thanks to the dryer or normally in the oven. If you want to reduce your salt intake, you can replace it with a pinch of nutritional yeast flakes to season the vegetable chips. Really an interesting trick to make them even tastier.

Read also: Chips for all tastes: 10 alternative recipes to French fries

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Homemade popcorn

One of the simpler alternatives to packaged snacks that you can prepare at home is represented by pop corn. A drizzle of extra virgin olive oil in a pan is enough to get really good homemade popcorn. Packaged popcorns have the disadvantage that they contain a lot of salt. If you want to use less of it or if you want to replace it completely, choose nutritional yeast flakes to season the popcorn.

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