Browse through some of the best vegan lunch recipes online!
If you're enjoying the raw vegan life you've probably experienced some profound health benefits, many of which can be attributed to the elimination of dairy. That being said, cheese can be a hard food to kick for many! Don't despair, you can actually make healthy, dairy-free cheese that tastes incredible right in your own kitchen simply with a blender. Learn how to make a tasty sun dried tomato and basil infused nut cheese with this easy recipe by Joelle Amiot of jarOhoney. Enjoy!
Raw soups are such a joy to create because they involve such little prep, are so healthy, are easy on digestion and can taste absolutely amazing! This recipe by Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life will invigorate those taste buds with fresh tomatoes, red bell pepper, clove, onion, cumin and coriander and has a deliciously creamy texture from fresh avocado. Enjoy!
Craving a little curry tonight? Try this scrumptious recipe by raw master chef Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life. The curry is a simple blend of raw cashews (or zucchini for a lot fat option), curry powder, diced onion, salt and pepper. The marinated mushrooms add a wonderful pop of savory flavor and a hearty, chewy texture. If you're a curry fan you'll love this meal!
A delectably chewy black caraway bread made raw, vegan, and gluten free by Ann Oliverio of An Unrefined Vegan. You'll find that this hearty bread pairs perfectly with her Cashew Coconut Cream Cheese spread. If you desire something a little denser and more filling with your meals on a raw vegan diet than this makes a perfect option. You can have your bread and eat it to! Store in an airtight container for use throughout the week.
Pepita seeds, also known as pumpkin seeds, provide a rich source of fiber and boast nearly 9 grams of protein per ounce! This superseed is loaded with minerals, heart healthy magnesium, immune-loving zinc as well as phosphorus, manganese, copper, and iron. But the real beauty of this dressing is its versatility. Use it as a dip for a veggie snack. Toss it with spiralized zucchini and chopped sun-dried tomatoes for dinner. Any way you choose to enjoy it will be absolutely delicious!
With a simple veggie peeler in tow you can create so many fabulous noodle-like dishes that are free of wheat and gluten and are instead full of nutrition and water! This tasty recipe by Christina Ross of Love-Fed.com utilizes daikon radish instead of the usual zucchini squash for the noodles, and comes complete with a fantastic ginger lime dressing and plenty of fresh veggies. Our personal favorite aspect? The sprinkling of dried mulberries - they add a delicious and unexpected pop of sweetness and chewiness that taste so amazing paired with the other ingredients. Enjoy!
This simple and highly nutritious recipe by Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish is the perfect meal for a quick lunch on the fly or snack when you need something savory. If you have chard (or collard greens!), kelp noodles, avo, carrot, cucumber and raw tahini (a definite raw pantry staple!) on hand than you have all that is necessary to make this mineral rich super snack. Enjoy!
A perfectly fresh and spring-time appropriate salad recipe by Emma Potts of Coconut and Berries. Freshly sliced celeriac combines with thin slices of pear, spicy rocket, chewy capers, fresh lemon and a flavorful tangy sweet dijon vinaigrette. A delicious side salad for dinner or lunch any day of the week!
Looking for that PERFECT vegan cream cheese spread? There may be a few pre-packed options these days at your local health food store, however if you've tried them you may have encountered something bland or downright unappetizing. Try making your own instead! You'll love this recipe by Ann Oliverio of An Unrefined Vegan made with whole raw cashews, unsweetened coconut flakes, sweet white miso (or chickpea miso if you're soy-free), fresh lemon, and a touch of agave and salt. Perfectly pure and wholesome. Raw "Black Bread" recipe featured in the image above coming soon!
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!