I am not vegan/vegetarian, but was looking for a recipe that used ingredients on hand. I made it according to the recipe, without the salt or cheese options. I found it to be tasty, but really salty. Aside from the olives, which I did use, I can't think of any foods called for that seem salty. I also like green olives, so I was surprised. I only have access to green olives in brine, so maybe a different type or rinsing them would help. I ate one serving.