Browse through our unique and vegan appetizers created by leading chefs in the vegan movement.
These chickpea salad wraps are healthy and light and taste way better than tuna salad! They can be made either raw with sprouted chickpeas or you may choose to steam them for a brief moment for digestibility. For a raw wrap use a big, fresh leaf of collard greens or chard, or you can easily use a sprouted whole grain tortilla or sandwich bread. This recipe combines an array of great flavors with ingredients such as dijon mustard, parsley, tahini, red wine vinegar and capers, and also has great texture variation through soft chickpeas and crunchy diced celery, apple, and bell pepper. A dash of kelp powder is added to give it that "of the sea" flavor similar to a tuna salad without the fish!
A nutrient rich display of fresh kale, fennel, grated carrot, julienned apple, cranberries, and raisins dressed with a tangy/sweet creamy curry salad dressing complete with apple cider vinegar, a touch of maple syrup, garlic, ginger, dijon mustard and authentic curry powder. You wont want to skimp on this dressing, it is so delicious!
A simple, tangy salad of romaine, kale, and fresh onion topped with a light blueberry vinaigrette made from fresh berries, olive oil, coconut nectar, and apple cider vinegar. Try coconut vinegar too for a slightly more fruity alternative. The dried blueberries lend a wonderful sweetness and chewy texture that works just like raisins, only with more antioxidants and nutrition.
Smokey, salty, crispy, crunchy, and just downright delicious! This recipe is everything you could want from a kale chip and more! If you don't have a dehydrator do not despair. These can be made in your oven as well on the lowest setting with a drying time of 6-8 hours (just don't leave your house or go to sleep!) If you do have a dehydrator your kale chips will be crispy perfection after about 12 hours at 118 degrees or so. This yummy recipe by Sayward Rebhal was adapted from Renegadehealth.
If you walk into someones garden this time of year you are likely to find zucchini in abundance! This is a unique and playful recipe by Lisa Viger for stuffed squash blossoms done in the raw. You can also find these beautiful seasonal flowers all over at most local farmers markets during the height of the summer squash season. They are delicate so pick or purchase right before you intend to make this recipe!
California rolls are always a great option when you're craving something light, fresh, and savory! It takes a bit of practice getting your rolling technique down but once you do you'll be making sushi like a master! Follow the instructions below from Jennifer Cornbleet to create the perfect raw vegan sushi roll complete with lots of sprouts, avocado, and thinly sliced vegetables. This recipe doesn't call for any rice or sticky spread, instead it relies on a small amount of mellow white miso for added flavor and to help the nori bind together to form a roll. Taste the freshness!
Succulent diced figs and apricots combine with spicy sweet red onion, creamy bold flavored pine nuts and a tangy mustard vinaigrette to create this fresh summer salad that can be served up on a bed of crispy, juicy romaine hearts! This salad is rich in fiber, calcium, and the detoxifying and beautifying mineral sulphur. You may even choose to include some fresh herbs such as basil or cilantro in the mix!
Planning to have a picnic today? Whip up this recipe by Sarahfae of Addicted to Veggies for a raw vegan version of a cold pasta salad using cauliflower as the base. The dressing is a savory and tangy blend of raw cashews, onion powder, garlic granules, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and a little nutritional yeast for an added cheesy flavor. This dressing can be kept in the fridge for up to a week, and kids will love it too especially with carrot and celery sticks or sliced cucumber.
Who doesn't love a good collard wrap, especially when it's filled with a mouth-watering, deliciously savory, perfectly salted and spiced mock seafood pate! Fill up on these yummy raw vegetarian wraps by Deborah Marsh! If you are a tuna salad person this is the perfect recipe for you. No fish, no dairy, no harmful ingredients just raw organic, nuts, seeds, veggies, and seasonings! This recipe makes a very easy lunch or dinner, and any leftover pate can be saved for a salad topping later in the week.
A delicious blend of soft and tender marinated mushrooms and finely diced onion with a creamy yogurt style dressing. Sarahfae proclaims that this is one of her all time favorite recipes! Traditionally this Persian salad (also known as Borani Garch) combines vegetables sauteed with butter, but here Sarahfae utilizes her marinating, softening, and warming technique to give the mushrooms and onions a texture, feel, and taste similar to in the traditional recipe. Eat this salad in romaine leaves, in a chard wrap, on seed crackers, or simply with fresh slices of cucumber.
If you're a fan of collard wraps why not try using chard instead for a little variation! The unique pillowy texture of chard will create a sandwich "pocket" instead of a burrito style wrap. These are so fun to eat and super quick to prepare! Try out this recipe for an easy snack, or make up a big batch for an entire meal. Doing green wraps and sandwiches is an awesome way to get'cha greens in when the usual salad just isn't going to cut it.
An ultra fresh flavor jammin recipe that is both easy to make and fun to eat. No fork necessary, just load up your lettuce leaves with the chili macadamia and veggie fillings, scoop up with your hands and munch away! Some tips from recipe creator Sheleana of Young and Raw on how to enjoy this super yummy raw food meal! "This macadamia filling is super rich and full of flavour, so you only need a small amount. Start with 1 tbsp and 1/4 – 1/2 an avocado if you’re keeping your fat low. For 1 head of romaine lettuce, tons of sliced veggies I used 1 small avocado and 1 tbsp of the filling when I used the left overs to make a salad at dinner time."
This is an incredibly useful recipe to have around! When the craving for cheese hits, grab some of your pre-made raw vegan cheeze from the fridge and combine with cucumber slices and sun dried tomatoes, flax crackers, fruit, crumble on a salad or in soup, or eat with dried apricots and figs. This recipe by Sarafae is 100% dairy free, made with only macadamia nuts, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, nutritional yeast, salt and seasonings. Cheese addicts have no fear, a raw vegan alternative is here!
Finely shredded parsnip rice combines with the fresh flavor of basil and green peas in this lovely and light yet filling dinner entree by Gena Hemshaw. She has kept the amount of oil to a minimum, only using 1 tbs to lightly drizzle over the salad, and the dressing is simply a spritz of fresh lemon juice. Hemp seeds add a wonderful nutty flavor and tons of health promoting essential fats and amino acids as well as a host of many wonderful minerals. Delicately seasoned with a pinch of sea salt and black pepper, this is the perfect accompaniment to a light dinner tonight!
Elegant in it's simplicity, this is a raw vegan take on a classic Italian salad from the beautiful island of Capri! Traditionally this salad calls for mozzarella cheese, but there is no need when you have perfectly ripe, creamy avocado. Tomato season is right around the corner (we've been waiting patiently!) and what better way to celebrate those delicious juicy red fruits than paired with basil, avocado, and a drizzle of olive oil and balsamic in a simple caprese salad!
Is there any cooked food recipe that can't be done raw? Talented chef's like Sarahfae prove that there really isn't! This corn chowder has a hearty and creamy base, is perfectly salted and spiced, and very reminiscent of traditional corn chowder only much more nourishing and healthy. Sarahfae says that you can use both a high speed blender or food processor for this recipe and specifies how much water to use for each method.
This salad has a delightful crunch and kick from fresh purple cabbage and onion paired with sweet succulent pears, and crisp juicy celery. The dressing is easy to put together and doesn't even require a blender, just a jar for shake-shaking! It is a deliciously rich and tangy blend of extra virgin olive oil, apple cider vinegar, spices such as lemon pepper, mustard and tarragon, and a bit of date paste to sweeten. Top this recipe with a mixture of crumbled walnuts, nutritional yeast, onion powder and salt and pepper for an added cheesy flavor and additional B vitamins and omega fats.
Every epic raw food recipe begins with a solid base. This recipe for sour cream by Sarahfae is just the base that many wonderful dips and sauces need! Of course it can also be used on it's own as a simple sour cream on perhaps a raw cabbage leaf taco or other delicious mexican foods inspired dishes. You'll see many of Sarahfae's recipe's call for her AtV Sour Cream so it's important to know exactly how to prepare it! It will keep for up to 3 weeks in the fridge as long as it's in an airtight container, or can also be stored in the freezer for up to 3 months. Have some handy at all times!
Did you know that you can use your yummy dressings and sauces to create flavorful soups? All you need is a veggie base of your choice (like peas!) a creamy nut based dressing, some additional herbs, spices and salt, and water to blend. This recipe utilizes a creamy miso garlic sauce that can also be found here on Raw Food Recipes. Make this soup today and be uplifted and nourished by its vibrant green aura and fresh, wholesome flavor!
What can you do to make your carrot ginger soup a little more interesting? Try blending in a bit of fresh orange juice and a spoonful of raw nut butter! Raw Loulou recommends making this soup extra delicious by using raw cashew butter but almond would also be divine! Carrot and ginger is a classic combination and the addition of orange juice gives this soup an extra little kick that's perfect for spring. Get an abundance of vitamin C, beta carotene, and fresh flavor with this perfectly simple soup recipe.