5 Ways to Use Flavor-Boosting Nutritional Yeast

Nutritional Yeast Popcorn © Todd Porter and Diane Cu
By F&W Editors Posted February 17, 2016

Nutritional yeast gives foods a terrific cheesy, nutty flavor—plus it's a great source of protein.

From popcorn to salad, here are five ways to upgrade dishes with vegan-friendly nutritional yeast.

1. Spiced Chickpea Nuts

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Chef Sera Pelle tosses chickpeas with olive oil, nutritional yeast, cumin and garlic.

2. Nutritional Yeast Popcorn

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Season popcorn with nutritional yeast for a healthy snack.

3. Porcini-and-Pecan Pâté

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Earthy mushrooms and nutritional yeast complement each other in this excellent vegan pâté.

4. Frisée-and-Potato Salad

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Nutritional yeast sprinkled on the potato adds an umami-rich flavor.

5. Eggplant Involtini with Grilled Ratatouille

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Chef Sean Baker re-creates the flavor of ricotta for a delicious dairy-free filling by combining pureed raw cashews with nutritional yeast.

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