Browse through some of the best vegan lunch recipes online!
Tasty raw vegan sushi rolls by Kerry Ogden complete with cauliflower rice, avocado, raw veggie fixings of your choice, and a delectable pistachio miso dipping sauce. Many don't realize that the dark greenish paper wrapping around traditional sushi is actually a variety of seaweed called nori. High in trace minerals and amino acids, nori is delicious and highly satisfying. Once you get your rolling technique down you'll be a sushi-making machine and loving every minute of it!
If you're on a healthy eating path fresh veggies have a regular appearance in your daily routine. With recipes such as this one by Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish you can mix it up and serve your salad in the form of a savory tart! The crust is a pesto-like blend of fresh arugula, raw nuts, garlic, olive oil and a dash of Himalayan salt. The filling is simply fresh and juicy tomato slices stacked one atop another. Healthy, cute, and creative!
A tender and flavorful veggie salad by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake perfect for late winter/early spring. Made with raw beets, carrots, fresh young asparagus, golden raisins, sprouted almonds, and sesame seeds, the textures of which compliment each other perfectly. Whisk up the easy Moroccan spice-infused vinaigrette and let your veggies marinate in the dressing for just a bit so the flavors meld together. Each bite will deliver an explosion of tastiness!
An absolutely perfect raw alternative to a plate of traditional pasta marinara when those cravings hit and nothing but Italian will do. This ultra healthy recipe by Rachael Campbell utilizes one of our must have raw kitchen tools: a spiral slicer. To achieve that perfect delicate angel hair pasta effect Rachael uses a slicer such as this, but you can also make a thicker spaghetti-style noodle with something like this. For a warm dish simply place your finished pasta in the dehydrator or on a low setting in the oven for a bit, the noodles will soften and the flavors will become even more concentrated. Delicious!
A truly tasty raw pasta dish from Rachel Campbell's amazing Revolutionary Raw Recipes ebook! Raw pasta salad made from thinly spiralized carrot and beet served with a spicy pine nut and pistachio pesto. Absolutely delicious, and so healthy you can enjoy a large plateful without feeling anything but pure joy. Juicy and full of fiber, the noodles are of course 100% gluten-free and are full of phytonutrients and fiber. The sauce is rich in healthy fats to nourish the body and also help you feel satisfied. Enjoy!
A completely tasty and filing savory dish by Rachael Campbell with a lot of versatility! If you're looking to make your salads more substantial try adding a scoop of this mock tuna salad. It is full of healthy proteins and fats to keep you feeling satisfied, and the nuts and seeds are soaked beforehand for ultimate nutrition and ease of digestion. This also makes a great filling for wraps such as nori rolls, a delicious dip paired with sliced veggies, or a spread on raw crackers.
Peppery leaves of fresh arugula combine with marinated mushrooms and a lemony olive oil vinaigrette made with strawberries and basil. A super tasty salad by Fee O. of Raw Fit and Happy full of vibrancy, flavor and living nutrition. Enjoy!
A crisp and bright raw cabbage slaw with juicy pearls of pomegranate fruit and a creamy almond butter-based ginger dressing that will make your taste buds sing! Enjoy this healthy and delicious salad by Emma Potts of Coconut and Berries for your next meal!
Near-translucent sheets of thinly sliced daikon radish wrap around a simple filling of avocado, shiso leaves, julienned cucumber, snow peas, and radish sprouts with a spritz of fresh yuzu lime. The flavors of everything combined are subtle at first and become more pronounced as you chew - like sashimi rolls minus the fish. Enjoy this lovely Asian-inspired recipe by Doris Choi of Fresh Energy Recipes!
Fresh zucchini noodles topped with a creamy cauliflower and cashew-based alfredo sauce spiked with a touch of miso, garlic, coconut nectar, nutritional yeast and spices of pepper, paprika and coriander. The cauliflower adds body to the sauce and cuts down on the amount of cashews needed to create that divinely creamy texture. Enjoy!
A great alternative to the tradition raw zucchini noodle, this pasta dish by Friska Wirya of Fresh by Friska utilizes chinese radish instead! Chinese radish, also known as daikon, is juicier and milder with less of a bite than the red radishes typically found in salads. The tender radish noodles are combined with a delicious lemoney garlic tahini sauce made fresh right in your blender or food processor. Garnish with freshly chopped parsley leaf. Enjoy!
Juicy fresh flavor from sweet, crisp apples and bell peppers will burst in your mouth with each delicious bite of this healthy green salad by Brandi Doming of The Vegan 8. You will love the bold flavor of her sweet, spicy and creamy-rich dressing made from a base of pecans, organic mustard, chili spice, apple juice and a liquid sweetener of your choice. The dressing recipe makes quite a bit, so keep the extra in a jar in the fridge for future salads or a quick, healthy dip for veggies. Enjoy!
An ultra nourishing and flavorful salad by Emma Potts of Coconut and Berries! This recipe is full of healthy probiotics and fresh crunchy veggies with plenty of naturally occurring sulphur - a crucial mineral that helps give the skin a beautiful glow. Fresh and cultured cabbage combines with kale, fennel, red onion, radish, mint and cucumber all coated in a splash of sweet and tangy Dijon and apple cider vinaigrette. So Yummy!
Bring a little fun, creativity and SPICE to your kitchen today with this raw version of a simple taco salad by Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish! The handful of ingredients come together so effortlessly, even the walnut taco meat takes but a few seconds to make with a pulse or two in the food processor. If you pack lunches for yourself in the morning this makes a great healthy salad option for work. Simply place your ingredients in a mason jar and give it a good shake before eating. If you're really hungry you can easily double the recipe. Enjoy!
A delicious and nourishing macrobiotic inspired bowl by Marquis Matson of Real Raw Kitchen for those of us that prefer to keep it raw! Fresh veggies of kale, carrot, zucchini, sunflower sprouts, and green onion combine with cherry tomatoes, cultured sauerkraut, and a creamy tahini-miso dressing flavored with a punch of garlic and basil. Top with the optional avocado half and enjoy!
An absolutely delicious and hearty kale salad by Lauren Felts of The Holy Kale with ingredients inspired by the Mediterranean. Raw kale is chopped and combined with parsley, kalamata olives, cucumber, capers, artichoke hearts (optional- not raw), sundried tomatoes, pecans, and fresh lemon. The dressing is a creamy and delectable blend of raw tahini (try Dastony's - it's the best!), balsamic vinegar, sea salt and honey. Nourishing on every level. If you love the flavors of the Mediterranean and love your greens you will adore this salad.
Tender noodles of spiralized parsnip combine with thinly sliced crimini mushrooms, onion, and fresh sage adorned with a walnut butter and parsnip-based alfredo sauce. The sauce includes elements of white miso, fresh garlic, nutritional yeast and hearty Italian herbs, and is actually quite low in fat despite its creamy consistency. A delectable entree by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake!
Soy-free adzuki bean miso paste combines with homemade "nofu", pure hot water, a dash of sea salt and yummy garnishes of nori seaweed, hemp seeds, cayenne and turmeric in this belly warming miso soup recipe by Matt Amsden of RAWvoltion. One sip and you will feel instantly soothed and nourished.
It's a new year and there is no time like the present to fully embrace the nutritional powerhouse that is kale. This recipe by Joelle Amiot of jarOhoney utilizes our favorite dark leafy vegetable in a very simple and back-to-basics fashion - fresh kale is chopped, combined with lemon juice, the optional dash of olive oil, salt and pepper, 1 large and very ripe avocado, and freshly grated ginger then massaged to soften. Make kale salad a staple in your diet for 2014 and reap the health benefits. Packed with protein, minerals, healthy fats, tons of chlorophyll and absolutely no sugar, you'll feel like a million dollars after consuming this recipe! Make extra and store in the fridge - it tastes great the next day too.
A delicious raw vegan nori roll by Matt Amsden of RAWvolution that will satisfy any craving for non-vegan sushi! Raw nori seaweed sheets wrap around a filling of stone ground mustard, raw pickle, and a savory mock-tuna salad complete with a creamy nut-based mayo sauce. This recipe is packed with flavor! You can choose to slice your rolls sushi-style or if you're impatient you can eat it like a wrap- burrito style. Add avocado, julienned bell pepper, or a handful of sprouts for more variations. Enjoy!