Browse through some of the best vegan lunch recipes online!
A crunchy, satisfying recipe combining crisp bites of fresh broccoli florets, diced red bell pepper, sunflower seeds and an ultra light dressing of fresh herbs, crushed black pepper and olive oil. Perfect in it's simplicity!
A quick whirl in the blender and Voila! A wonderful chilled or slightly warm soup is served. This soup is creamy and full of flavor from red bell pepper, young Thai coconut, chipotle spice and masala. It is a combination of ingredients that just seem to hit the spot no matter what. Warming, grounding, and all life force left in tact, try out this soup for dinner tonight!
This a truly gourmet recipe by Laura Dawn that incorporates the vibrant flavors and textures of Mexican themed food, all without dairy, rice, corn, or anything cooked for that matter! Once your tortillas, sour cream, and vegan taco meat are prepared simply whip up a quick salsa or guacamole, pull together a few fresh toppings like cilantro leaves or sprouts, and you'll have a delicious, healthy meal that the whole family will enjoy!
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 stunning Summer salad with some of the season's greatest fruity treasures! Freshly diced watermelon combines with peaches and tomatoes dressed with a lime and coconut nectar vinaigrette!
Brandi says, "This has been one of my favorite salads of the summer! It's amazing and perfect for the late summer and early fall when peppers are inexpensive and plentiful!" If collards aren't your thing try kale in this recipe too, both will be totally delicious!
Fresh spicy arugula and cucumber is dressed with a simple and elegant creamy avocado dressing flavored with tarragon, red pepper flakes and black pepper. Arugula is a wonderful green to incorporate into your diet. Not only is it packed with flavor it is also rich in the mineral sulfur which gives it that mustardy kick. Sulfur helps to maintain youthful skin with glowing elasticity!
Hydrating and nourishing your body has never tasted so sweet! These 2 smoothies are so quick to throw together and will leave you feeling refreshed and revitalized. Kristina recommends sticking a little umbrella in your glass, grabbing your favorite book, and soaking up all this yummy goodness while in the sunshine.
Dreena says, "When I concocted this entirely “raw” Caesar dressing, it quickly became a sensation! The creaminess is derived from the blended raw nuts, and the taste is absolutely marvelous – almost unbelievable, in fact, that it tastes so authentic. Toss this dressing in crisp, torn romaine leaves, along with raw pumpkin seeds, pine nuts, and/or sliced tomatoes."
This recipe makes the ultimate quick on the fly raw meal. Throw a fresh green salad onto your plate to accompany this noodle dish and you will be very happy and satisfied! Kelp noodles have a texture that can be a bit odd if you don't prepare them properly. If your kelp noodles are crunchy this is a good indication that they haven't soaked long enough in your sauce. You can also speed up the process a bit by pre-soaking them in an acid like lemon juice or vinegar, which will soften them right now! This recipe really has that spicy Thai flavor and the kelp noodles are the perfect raw substitute for white rice noodles.
These chickpea salad wraps are healthy and light and taste way better than tuna salad! They can be made either raw with sprouted chickpeas or you may choose to steam them for a brief moment for digestibility. For a raw wrap use a big, fresh leaf of collard greens or chard, or you can easily use a sprouted whole grain tortilla or sandwich bread. This recipe combines an array of great flavors with ingredients such as dijon mustard, parsley, tahini, red wine vinegar and capers, and also has great texture variation through soft chickpeas and crunchy diced celery, apple, and bell pepper. A dash of kelp powder is added to give it that "of the sea" flavor similar to a tuna salad without the fish!
A nutrient rich display of fresh kale, fennel, grated carrot, julienned apple, cranberries, and raisins dressed with a tangy/sweet creamy curry salad dressing complete with apple cider vinegar, a touch of maple syrup, garlic, ginger, dijon mustard and authentic curry powder. You wont want to skimp on this dressing, it is so delicious!
A simple, tangy salad of romaine, kale, and fresh onion topped with a light blueberry vinaigrette made from fresh berries, olive oil, coconut nectar, and apple cider vinegar. Try coconut vinegar too for a slightly more fruity alternative. The dried blueberries lend a wonderful sweetness and chewy texture that works just like raisins, only with more antioxidants and nutrition.
If you walk into someones garden this time of year you are likely to find zucchini in abundance! This is a unique and playful recipe by Lisa Viger for stuffed squash blossoms done in the raw. You can also find these beautiful seasonal flowers all over at most local farmers markets during the height of the summer squash season. They are delicate so pick or purchase right before you intend to make this recipe!
Nothing comforts the soul like a bowl of warm, nourishing soup. If you thought that adopting a raw food diet meant you'd never again be able to warm up with a bowl of soup you are mistaken! This recipe by Jennifer Cornbleet combines zucchini "soba" style noodles with spinach, delicate strips of carrot and crimini mushroom, and a light broth made with mellow white miso and a dash of tamari or shoyu. Finish the presentation with a sprinkle of sliced green onion and sip away! This recipe calls for boiled water, but you may also choose to heat the water up only slightly and let your veggies steep for a bit longer to become softened. Try adding a few different sea vegetables into your broth as well like strips of nori sheets or dulse. You could also choose to add a bit of tahini to your broth if you desire something a bit more filling.
California rolls are always a great option when you're craving something light, fresh, and savory! It takes a bit of practice getting your rolling technique down but once you do you'll be making sushi like a master! Follow the instructions below from Jennifer Cornbleet to create the perfect raw vegan sushi roll complete with lots of sprouts, avocado, and thinly sliced vegetables. This recipe doesn't call for any rice or sticky spread, instead it relies on a small amount of mellow white miso for added flavor and to help the nori bind together to form a roll. Taste the freshness!
A creamy base of fresh almond milk and softened cauliflower blends flawlessly to create this delicious savory puree by Nadia Petrova. This delicately flavored soup is a gorgeous cream colored hue, and includes spices of rosemary, nutmeg and pepper as well as a dash of coconut oil and fresh arugula to garnish. Place your soup in the dehydrator to warm slightly or just enjoy chilled with a green salad and some raw crackers on the side.
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!
Succulent diced figs and apricots combine with spicy sweet red onion, creamy bold flavored pine nuts and a tangy mustard vinaigrette to create this fresh summer salad that can be served up on a bed of crispy, juicy romaine hearts! This salad is rich in fiber, calcium, and the detoxifying and beautifying mineral sulphur. You may even choose to include some fresh herbs such as basil or cilantro in the mix!