Browse through some of the best Italian vegan recipes online!
A vibrant, flavor packed, nutrient dense RAW rendition of a family favorite: layered lasagna! This version by Summer Sanders of Radiantly Raw Lifestyles comes complete with thinly sliced zucchini noodles, juicy heirloom tomatoes, tasty cashew/mac nut ricotta, and a lovely pistachio basil pesto. You will not miss the gluten or the dairy when you take a bite of this delicious masterpiece!
For this recipe by Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life it's all about the creamy garlic infused cashew butter sauce - it's absolutely delicious and surpasses any dairy based version! You can use the vegetables of your fancy for this particular recipe. Zucchini works, as does parsnip, sweet potato or carrot like in the photograph. For this recipe you'll need one of our most beloved kitchen appliances: the spirooli spiral slicer. Enjoy!
Tomato season is in full swing! Use some of the bounty with this amazing recipe for a hearty Summer Tomato Spaghetti by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake! The meatless meatballs are full of texture and flavor and will fill your kitchen with the mouthwatering aroma of savory Italian herbs while "cooking" in the dehydrator. Free of all animal products, these "meatballs" are instead given substance with plenty of mushrooms, carrots, dried tomato, hempseed, walnut and flax! A meal all members of the family will enjoy.
This gourmet pizza by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake is piled high with freshly "roasted" asparagus, mushroom, and onion and features a delicious sun dried tomato macadamia ricotta and herbed zucchini and flax seed crust. There is no need to deprive yourself when that pizza craving hits; you can indulge without having to consume any dairy, wheat or cooked ingredients for that matter!
Savory raw gourmet at its finest! A very special meal created by Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life for an ultra flavor-rich marinated zucchini pasta dish topped with herb-filled tomato marinara sauce, olive oil infused dried cherry tomatoes and garlicy portobello mushroom meat(less) balls. An explosion of flavor with each delicious bite!
Hemp is such a divinely nourishing food and is something we all can benefit from eating more of. The ratio of omega 6 to omega 3 fats is perfectly balanced in hemp seeds - whereas many nuts and seeds are omega 6 and 9 dominant. Omega 3's in particular are vital for the flexibility of our cell membranes - specifically in our brains. A flexible cell wall means all of those delicious nutrients can move to areas of the cell where they are needed, and waste can be transported away.
This recipe by Cali England is an awesome way to incorporate hemp into your diet! The pesto is bursting with flavor and is very easy to whip up. The pasta noodles are a simple combination of kelp and julienned zucchini. Add the pesto to your noodles and let things marinate together for at least a few hours before you dig and an enjoy!
A zesty, garlicy tomato sauce made with sun dried tomatoes, fresh herbs, and cold pressed olive oil atop a bed of spiralized zucchini. The addition of 1 date gives it the perfect hint of sweetness while the cashews add a slightly creamy element. Rich in water and nutrients and absolutely free of all gluten, this recipe will never leave you weighed down.
Many raw pizza recipes, while delicious, are very heavy on the nuts. This recipe by Marquis Matson of Real Raw Kitchen is devoid of any nuts whatsoever! The crust is made from soaked chia, sweet potato, leafy greens and fresh herbs and has a nice chewy texture without being heavy. A chunky marinara is spread over the crust and topped with fresh spinach and marinated mushrooms and onions that have a nearly caramelized texture from the dehydrator. Marquis calls this one a "beast of a pizza", but it's worth the effort once in a while to come up with something as special as this. Indulge!
A mouth watering raw pizza with a garlic & seed crust, spinach pesto and marinated veggies on top. Fresh, yet complex in flavor and completely satisfying. Serve a slice (or two) with a side salad full of fresh greens and sprouts and enjoy nature's bounty and this gourmet creation!
A savory, delicious raw vegan meal perfect for celebrating this season of LOVE. Thinly sliced marinated beet ravioli with a rich yet simple cashew cheese seasoned with italian herbs. Beets are full of phytonutrients, folate, manganese, potassium, and even Vitamin C! They are anti-inflammatory, contains antioxidants, and help the body to detoxify as well. Enjoy with a side of green salad!
Simple, fresh gourmet raw food at its finest! Thin strips of courgette pasta lightly marinated in olive oil and salt, mixed with tender leafy greens, and finally topped with a flavorful sun dried tomato salsa finta and almond polpetta. Raw Italian food always hits the spot!
Not only is it a relatively simple and easy dish to execute, you have options to make it as an appetizer, main course, or even finger food -- it all depends on the size of your tart crust. If you'd rather not make a tart you can simply enjoy the tender/wilted veggies alone (they're certainly tasty enough to do so) and pair them with a sauce or dressing of your choosing.
Sarahfae of Addicted to Veggies gave us a recipe for an amazing spicy Romesco sauce a few days ago and has morphed (as she does so well!) the sauce into a bold, creamy soup that can even be used as a rich, tangy a salad dressing if you wish. Top your soup with diced bell pepper, avocado, sprouts, and dried crimini mushrooms. Yum yum!
If you have been avoiding pesto because of its high oil content you will be delighted to try out this low fat raw vegan version by Kristina of Fully Raw!
Creamy, rich Romesco tomato sauce without the additional calories of blanched almonds used in traditional recipes. This sauce can be gently warmed on the stove top before being added to a bed of raw zucchini noodles. Just make sure to monitor the heat by testing with your finger or using a thermometer. This recipe makes a great, spicy and flavorful alternative to traditional pasta marinara sauce!
Kale chips are the perfect healthy delicious snack! If you'd like a different variation to the usual cheesy flavored kale chip try out this recipe by Laura Dawn. Crispy, crunchy kale chips with plenty of delicious tomato and herb flavor!
When it's hot out no one wants to be slaving over a stove of boiling noodles. This is why raw recipes make so much more sense during the summer season! When it comes to raw pasta the secret is definitely in the sauce, and having a nice balance of salt, tang, and sweet will make all the difference. Enjoy this mouth watering pasta marinara by Lisa Viger for dinner tonight and keep the heat out of the kitchen.
A savory low fat raw vegan recipe for totally munchable, slightly dehydrated zuchinni chips and fresh herby chunky marinara! Bring the garden straight into your kitchen with this recipe by Kristina Carrillo-Bucaram
A refreshing and creative pasta dish made with grated Jerusalem artichokes and a light, flavorful green sauce of invigorating herbs, greens, and a splash of cold pressed olive oil. If you are bored by the typical pasta marinara give this recipe a try for a little variation! Jerusalem artichokes are also known as earth apples, and they can be found with the root vegetables on the produce display. They are crunchy, slightly sweet, and have a delightfully nutty flavor. High in magnesium, potassium, iron, and a healthy fiber called inulin that acts as a prebiotic, these little root vegetables are full of health benefits!
Lasagna is one of those foods that is actually 10X better raw than cooked! This is because you still get that lovely blend of rich sauces and savory spices combined with a soft noodle texture but everything tastes so much fresher, richer, and more vibrant! The fresh herbs explode on the palette, and even after eating a nice sized helping you wont feel weighed down and sluggish. In this recipe by Tess Masters thinly sliced zucchini noodle "sheets" synergize with a dense layer of flavorful sun dried tomato and herb sauce, potent basil macadamia nut pesto and a spicy, cilantro infused raw vegan ricotta cheese. You wont turn down seconds with this recipe!