Browse through some of the best vegan lunch recipes online!
Feeling a bit bored with your usual green salad dinner entree? There is no need to ever be disenchanted on a raw food diet - not with the myriad of creative raw food recipes out there! These veggie burgers by Kristina Ladecka of Spiced Blueberry Shake make a flavorful and satisfying addition to your salad at dinner. Don't be tricked by their filling nature, they are very easy to digest, are low in fat, and actually contain zero nuts. Fresh yet hearty. Enjoy!
This delicious recipe by Kristina Ldecká of Spiced Blueberry Shake turns out looking nearly identical to traditional sushi yet is vegan AND completely free of cooked rice! The uncooked "rice" is a yummy and simple combination of fresh parsnip, pine nuts, zucchini and a splash of lime. For the filling you may choose a variety of vegetables you have on hand, however this version calls for arugula, carrot, portobello mushroom and of course avocado. Dunk your sushi rolls in some shoyu with fresh ginger and a smear of raw wasabi paste!
Looking for something easy and super delicious to dress up you salad with today? Marquis Matson of Real Raw Kitchen recommends this deliciously creamy dressing over a bed of fresh lettuce, tomato and avocado. Be sure to consume your salad right away for the most crisp experience as the citrus juice will start to wilt your fresh greens. Any raw food enthusiast will tell you that when it comes to keeping your salads enticing and interesting having an arsenal of amazing dressing recipes in your library is a must!
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.
A savory treat by Erin Bosdet of Simply Dish! These raw walnut pate stuffed mushroom caps are equally adorable and tasty and come together so easily with minimal ingredients used. They make a great appetizer or party pleaser served on a platter. These taste great as is but you can also pop them in your dehydrator for a few hours to tenderize the mushrooms and let the flavors meld together. Enjoy!
The sauce...it's all about the sauce with these delicious brown rice paper hand rolls by Rebecca Leffler of GREEN CHIC By Lafleur. They're filled with all-raw fixings of fresh mango, carrots, avocado, mint, cilantro, chives and more! The perfect combination of ingredients for a light end of summer meal or appetizer. 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 and satisfying, these raw vegan burgers by Nikki Stokes of Eating Vibrantly are amazing in lettuce wraps with your favorite fixings! Top with a raw spread of your choice (tomato-based works great!), avocado, onion, fresh tomatoes and sprouts. Super filling and made with 100% veggies, nuts, herbs and spices!
Recipe adapted from Karen Knowler's Go Raw For A Day Ebook.
Is it possible for a salad to be so yummy it's addictive? With this recipe by Nikki Stokes of Eating Vibrantly the answer is a definite yes. A flavorful and hearty raw walnut taco "meat" combines with fresh greens, tomato, avocado, spring onions and a delicious, lemony cashew sour cream in this healthy raw version of a Mexican inspired classic. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and enjoy what's sure to become one of your favorite salads of all time. Recipe inspired by Oh She Glows and Naked Avocado.
This salad by Sarah Britton of My New Roots includes an absolute rainbow of fresh vegetables featuring Chioggia beets, purple onion and fresh herbs with sprouted sunflower seeds and wild rice. The dressing is a stripped down but ultra yummy combination of cold pressed olive oil, acv, raw honey or maple syrup, and minced ginger. The wild rice adds a great chewy texture and additional b-vitamins, protein, iron, calcium, potassium and zinc and also makes the salad much more hearty. Wild rice is actually not a grain at all but a seed and is gluten free. Enjoy this salad for dinner tonight!
Blended soups are one of the easiest, quickest, and most satisfying raw recipes to create! This one by Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life is made with a base of fresh tomato and sweet corn kernels blended into a creamy consistency with hemp seeds and walnuts. Perfectly seasoned with garlic, dill and a dash of salt and pepper. It will literally take mere minutes to make!
Juicy tomato, fresh onion, crispy lettuce and creamy cashew mayo all piled high between two pieces of raw onion bread! An explosion of textures and flavors with every delicious bite! Absolutely satisfying and quite easy to make as well.
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!
This homemade mustard recipe uses only the finest fresh ingredients and is actually a healthful, nutrient rich food as oppose to a condiment loaded with salt and preservatives. Real mustard seeds, apple cider vinegar, raw honey, and fresh herbs- it's so tasty you'll want to eat it with a spoon!
Gourmet raw food does not need to be complicated, in fact it can be down right easy. This delicious recipe for falafel balls with a tasty cashew and garlic aoli sauce derives most of its hearty texture from fresh carrot, sunflower seeds and flax. Spices of cumin and curry combine with fresh parsley, onion and garlic to create an explosion of flavor with every bite! Leave them in the dehydrator a little longer for a crispy finish. These will last up to a few weeks in your fridge - ready to serve up for dinner. Try them wrapped up in a leaf of fresh lettuce!
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.
Feeling fresh today? Crunch into this lovely summer salad by Eva Rawposa containing mostly fresh sprouts and leafy greens! This salad will bring plenty of detoxifying chlorophyll, deeply nourishing minerals, and glow inducing unheated fatty acids into your body. And it tastes so refreshing! The best part is it can be made entirely of garden-grown ingredients. Don't have your own garden? We encourage you to make friends with a farmer! : )
Filling and flavorful bite sized zucchini rolls with a soaked sunny seed pate! This recipe by Chris Anca of Tales of a Kitchen makes a great appetizer, addition to a simple summer meal, or a low glycemic and easy to digest veggie based snack with plenty of protein and healthy fat to leave you feeling nourished.
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!
The fresh, cooling taste and crunchy, juicy texture of cold cucumber is perfectly paired with this creamy herbalicious raw vegan cashew cheese by Gena Hemshaw of Choosing Raw. The cashew cheese is made super delicious with fresh dill and nutritional yeast for added cheesy flavor and b-vitamins. A super versatile recipe that works great as a spread for flax crackers, raw onion breads, or even as a filling for a collard or lettuce wrap!