Dinner Recipes

Browse through some of the best vegan dinner recipes created by some of the top chefs in the field.

A tasty, light and absolutely refreshing side dish by Gena Hemshaw of Choosing Raw. If you avoid gluten but miss making cooked grain dishes you can easily sub in cauliflower for a gluten-free and raw alternative. A simple pulse or two in the food processor will break down your cauliflower florets into a consistency that resembles rice. Adding olives, tomato, capers, lemon, herbs and cold pressed oil brings on a plethora of delicious flavor your taste buds will thoroughly enjoy.

 

This oil-free, nut-free gazpacho by Kerry Ogden has a lot of kick thanks to delicious and smoky chipotle powder. It’s the perfect soup for the summer/fall intersection when juicy tomatoes give way to luscious corn.

This recipe by Koko Brill of Kokos Kitchen was just too gorgeous not to share! Fresh rice paper hand rolls with sliced mango, mint, avocado, cucumber, bell pepper, and green onion fixings paired with a delectable Thai-inspired peanut sauce.

This recipe was originally shared on the blog Drop Dead.

*The rice paper, while vegan and gluten-free, is not 100% raw. You can always substitute nori seaweed for the rice paper if you wish.

 

Another fantastic idea from Lisa Viger's blog, Raw on $10 a Day or Less. This recipe really goes to prove that a tasty raw snack does not need to be an elaborate affair, in fact it shouldn't take more than just a few minutes to prep! She's combined simple cucumber boats with an avocado/onion/cucumber/sea salt filling for an ultra nourishing, low-glycemic/sugar-free snack full of water, enzymes and life. Enjoy!

Iselin Stoylen of Vegetarian Taste really sums things up when she says, "Sometimes all you want is a huge bowl of greens to nourish your body." If you're craving a hearty yet simple salad full of vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients, omega 3's, enzymes, fiber and COLOR you've come to the right recipe. Summer may be nearly over but while it's still here be sure to take advantage of all the freshness and life around you!

Yep, we're already thinking about pumpkin and it's not even September yet. These Easy Raw Pumpkin and Onion Wraps by Lauren Glucina of Ascension Kitchen really are simple and quick to make and help add a bit of flare to a raw foods diet. The filling options are pretty much endless! Lauren recommends an abundance of greens, avocado, and sesame tahini. Add a little pizazz to your usual salad by stuffing it in one of these delicious savory pumpkin wraps. Enjoy!

If you're looking to make a successful batch of raw crackers it's always best to follow a tried and true recipe. Even the best of us have created crackers a time or two that have gone straight to the compost bin. Try this one by Choosing Raw; it's fool proof! She's created a Pretty In Pink flax, chia and pumpkin seed cracker  and bulked it up with some leftover veggie pulp (use beet for that pretty pink hue!), added some tasty herbs, a dash of salt, a splash of water and that's it. Easy to follow, nutritious, and delicious!

Just in time for what we lovingly refer to as "tomato mania", this recipe by Karielyn Tillman of The Healthy Family and Home comes to us in the most appropriate of seasons. It's August and gardens near and far are pumping out the abundance like its going out of style. Nothing is better than a fresh cherry tomato, and the simpler the recipe the better so you can really taste their deliciously sweet flavor. Fresh cherry tomatoes paired with a robustly flavorful raw spinach pesto. Simple and perfect.

Dinner is just outside the door! This delectable dish by Kerry Ogden is all about summer gardens bursting with zucchini, tomatoes, kale, garlic and savory herbs. Simple, satisfying and sophisticated – this one is sure to please and comes together in less than ten minutes. Bon appétit!

Hummus is so darn tasty and makes for the perfect savory snack served with fresh veggies, raw buckwheat or gluten-free pita chips, flax crackers, or even as an accompaniment to avocado on sprouted toast. On a raw or even paleo diet hummus is often blacklisted due to the fact that it's made from a base of garbanzo beans. However, such is not the case with this tasty recipe by Elaina Love of Pure Joy Planet. This classic recipe uses raw zucchini as the base, and is made extra creamy with a blend of cold pressed olive oil and raw tahini butter. Her ratio of spices is perfection. This is a must-try recipe!

In a salad rut? Pull yourself right out of there today with this delectable kale salad by Gena Hemshaw of Choosing Raw!

Fresh curly kale chopped finely with red bell pepper then dressed generously with a tangy-sweet blood orange and evoo vinaigrette dressing. Garnish with segments of fresh blood orange and almond slivers. If you don't tend to love raw kale salad this recipe may change your life (and taste buds) forever. ENJOY!

Recipe inspired by Edible Perspective

This raw soup by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake was definitely inspired by summer gardens everywhere now in full glory! If you've got an explosion of zucchini, tomatoes, basil, corn, and bell peppers in your garden (or have a great farmer's market close by!) this soup makes for a truly delicious way of putting everything to use. Super flavorful and since no heat was used FULL of vitality and life. Enjoy!

A fresh, healthy, and easy summer salad recipe by Jodi Burke created in honor of International Raw Day! With an abundance of garden fresh goodness exploding this time of year it's easy to whip up simple meals that take little effort to make taste amazing. Such is the magic of fresh and in-season foods!

 

This lovely green salad by Iselin Stoylen of Vegetarian Taste will come together for you in a matter of minutes! Leafy spinach and kale combines with fresh and sun dried tomatoes, garlic, red onion, a sprinkling of pumpkin seeds and a very simple evoo and acv vinaigrette. Full of minerals, healthy fats, and just the right amount of flavor to satisfy those taste buds. Enjoy!

A light and tasty raw olive spread makes the perfect accompaniment to crunchy dandelion-infused flax crackers in this double recipe feature by Jodi Burke. She recommends enjoying this tapenade-like olive/almond spread on romaine leaves as well for another tasty and equally healthy alternative. Fresh dandelion leaves make a wonderful addition to your green juices especially if you feel like your liver could use a little love. Now you have the perfect use for that leftover pulp!

What a creative way to prepare raw veggies! A tasty sesame vegetable "stir fry" made with celeriac rice, fresh celery, bell pepper, carrots, onion and mushrooms all dressed up with a delicious Asian-inspired tahini shoyu garlic sauce. Planning a stir fry night? Keep your veggies in their most vibrantly fresh state by enjoying this raw version by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake.

Looking for a quick, easy, and ultra fresh idea for dinner tonight? Try this gorgeous zucchini pasta by Stefania D'Alessandro of La Tortoise. A mouthwatering pesto made with wild garlic leaves, fresh lemon, cashew nuts, pine nuts and ripe avocado combines with freshly spiroolied zucchini to create a heathy dinner you can prepare in a few minutes time. Enjoy!

If you miss being able to add croutons to a salad then you'll be pleased to know there is an entire world of crunchy, salty, perfectly seasoned goodness to be had even on a raw foods diet! Spice up your next salad with this mouthwatering blend of seasoned and dehydrated nuts, seeds, and brussels sprouts by Gena Hemshaw of Choosing Raw.

If you love sweet and spicy flavor combinations, and love all things fresh, juicy and full of life you will LOVE this salad by Lisa Viger of Raw on $10 a Day or Less. After mixing your ingredients let it marinate for a minute, scoop it onto a bed of fresh lettuce or your favorite greens, and enjoy each bite of deliciousness to the max.

Fill your hungry belly with a delicious raw nori wrap by Eva Hajkova of Raw Eva.com. Instead of relying on rice she uses a creamy cashew spread to help bind the ingredients together. Fill up your nori rolls with the fresh, seasonal vegetables of your choice such as cucumber, red bell pepper, micro greens and sunflower sprouts. Enjoy!

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