Browse through some of the best vegan lunch recipes online!
These delicious cumin spiced grain free crackers are simple and straight forward and can be left chewy like bread or dried until crunchy like crackers. Spread with hummus or nut butter for a snack, or layer with a yummy spread, veggies and avo for an open-faced sandwich. Completely free of nuts and gluten!
Chris Anca of Tales of a Kitchen says, "this dip has a creamy consistency and is full of the best flavors on the planet: garlic, tamari, lemon, olive oil, mushrooms!" The perfect accompaniment to raw crackers especially when combined with tomatoes and red bell pepper. Cue the hungry tummy growls!
When there's awesomesauce involved you know it's going to be good! Try out this all-raw veggie burrito with a delicious lemony zucchini and sesame seed based tahini sauce. Use collard or cabbage leaves for the burrito shell and load up the inside with cucumber, bell pepper, carrots, tomato, cilantro, avocado and sprouts!!
Pesto and avocado - two savory food items that most everyone loves whether they're raw foodies or not! This is a great recipe to try out if you love the enticing flavors of garlic, basil and olive oil in pesto but want to enjoy something other than the typical pasta dish. Or maybe you just hit up the farmers market and scored fresh basil and have avos ripe and ready to use on hand! Either way you wont be disappointed with this recipe.
This is truly a Vitamin C packed power salad! Vitamin C actually helps strengthen the collagen and elastin in our skin - the proteins that help give skin that youthful, smooth, elastic nature. The sweetness of maple syrup along with the acidity of the citrus fruits help to balance out any bitter flavor from the kale. A great salad to enjoy throughout the year! Learn more about the benefits of grapefruit here.
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!
This is by far my easiest recipe and at the end of summer when the farmers market is in full gear these ingredients are overflowing in my fridge. Serve this cold soup with toast and an avocado spread preferably on the porch and with a tall glass of lemonade!
Soft zucchini bread, crispy eggplant bacon, fresh tomato, lettuce, jalapeno mac nut cheese and avocado combine to form a magnificent and totally addictive rendition of the BLT - only difference is it is 100% healthy for you!
Craving a hearty raw soup that will leave your tummy full and your body feeling nourished? This is a delightfully simple recipe by Marquis Matson of Real Raw Kitchen that will only take a few moments to whip up. Perfect for a drizzly grey day. Heat gently on the stove and add a few marinated mushrooms on top for extra warmth, texture and taste. Serve with a side salad and perhaps a sprinkling of spirulina for fun.
Upgrade your basic tabbouleh and hummus recipe by sprouting your grains and beans for a 100% life force and nutrient activated meal! This recipe has plenty of yummy middle eastern flavor with fresh lemon, mint, parsley and garlic. We recommend about 4 cups spouts for this recipe. Check out Mikeala's sprouting tips here.
If you're looking to incorporate more raw foods in your diet having a solid pate recipe is very helpful! This one by Mama Mouse uses a base of sunflower seeds which are both affordable and offer a nice robust flavor and healthy dose of vitamin E and nourishing fats. Use this pate as a yummy filling for sushi or wrap it up in a collard leaf too!
There are 3 great things about kale! It is highly nutritious, there are endless ways to enjoy it, and the more you eat it the more you'll crave it!! From salads to chips, marinated or eaten fresh out of the garden - kale is highly versatile. This hearty salad is made with metabolism boosting coconut oil, onions, and fresh veggies and is left to crisp up in the dehdrator.
This is a lovely eye catching soup is great to serve for guests, and they'll never know they are eating a healthy raw soup.
If you want to take veggie noodles to the next level, you may come into contact with kelp noodles. This recipe for Creamy Kelp Noodles is a variation on my all-time favourite recipe for raw vegan pad thai. Instead of using an assortment of veggies, I opted for some sliced chard and cucumber.
Amy from Fragrant Vanilla Cake says "It turned out delicious, and to make it even more so, I topped it off with a bit of pistachio crumble for crunch. It was lots of green, but that is what I need right now as I dream about spring!"
This raw pasta is perfect for lunch, a light dinner, or anytime you crave a fresh, satisfying meal without having to spend a lot of time in the kitchen. Enjoy!
This refreshing pineapple gazpacho is perfect for a spring awakening, full of bold sweet and spicy flavours.The most important thing here is to have a very sweet and ripe pineapple and your gazpacho will be delicious. Take care not to overdo on jalapeno.
Check out this combination of beets, carrots and blood oranges with greens in a sweet orange vinaigrette. The color combination is lovely, but the sweetness of the salad is delicious and so light. Very healthy and tasty! Thanks to Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake!