Find quick and easy healthy main course recipes to sustain your raw food journey.
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.
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!
This crunchy and sweet cinnamon pecan granola by Heather Pace of Sweetly Raw makes a delicious and satisfying breakfast or energy-rich snack anytime of the day! Try it with fresh almond milk poured over the top, an additional dash of cinnamon spice, and fresh fruit such as apples, pears, pineapple or berries. 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!
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!
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!
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!
A delicious red pesto made with sun dried tomatoes, walnuts, extra virgin olive oil, basil, clove and chili layers with slices of elegant celery root. An affordable and very easy raw recipe by Fee O. of Raw Fit and Happy that looks so nice arranged on a plate with a side of green salad. Raw cuisine does not have to be complicated, even if it does look and taste gourmet!
This is THE meal to make if you're craving something tasty but don't have the energy or time for anything elaborate. This raw pasta dish by Summer Sanders of Radiantly Raw Lifestyles is so fresh, delicious, and satisfying and as a bonus has minimal cleanup involved! Triple win. The sauce is open to your own interpretation and can be made with added ingredients such as bell pepper, shallots, or basil. Top with a few extra pine nuts and dig in!
Add a little kick (and some extra lycopene) to your sauces, soups, salad dressings, dips, stews, casseroles, etc. etc. with this homemade, old fashioned, RAW version of a classic tomato paste. Joelle Amiot of jarOhoney has created an amazing and very simple alternative to canned tomato paste which often contains preservatives, refined sugars, and traces of aluminum. Fresh is always best and this recipe is just that, and it's FULL of nutrition and flavor too!
A vibrant, flavor packed, nutrient dense RAW rendition of a family favorite: layered lasagna! This version by Summer Sanders of Radiantly Raw Lifestyles comes complete with thinly sliced zucchini noodles, juicy heirloom tomatoes, tasty cashew/mac nut ricotta, and a lovely pistachio basil pesto. You will not miss the gluten or the dairy when you take a bite of this delicious masterpiece!
Love raw pasta and looking for another variation to the usual zucchini noodle? Then try celeriac! Celeriac, also known as celery root, is an amazing, mildly flavored, slightly starchy yet tender root vegetable that holds up amazingly well in raw pasta dishes like this delicious one by Chris Anca of Tales of a Kitchen. Its pleasant flavor is reminiscent of both celery and parsley, with a subtle sweetness. It is a great source of Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and minerals such as phosphorus, iron, copper, calcium and magnesium.
This recipe combines spiralized celeriac with a sweet and tangy, mustardy apple based sauce. It is light, full of flavor, seasonally appropriate and SO tasty! Top with a sprinkling of raw pumpkin seeds and enjoy!
These delicious falafel balls by Marquis Matson of Real Raw Kitchen are packed full of flavor, offer a hearty, filling texture, and make a wonderful addition to a green salad loaded with fresh greens, sprouts, sea vegetables, cucumbers, bell peppers, tomatoes, and a creamy tahini or hummus style dressing. Oh, and they're super simple to make too! If you don't have a dehydrator try using the lowest setting on your oven with the door left slightly ajar and cut down your drying time. Enjoy!
"A raw enchilada, how is it even possible?" you may be wondering...
While this recipe isn't going to imitate a hot dish of cheese and sauce laden corn tortilla-based enchiladas it IS going to blow your mind by how delicious it is! Yes it is raw, so the textures will vary from a cooked enchilada, but you will get that irresistible combination of Mexican-esque flavors within the fresh salsa, cheesy cashew sauce, walnut and pumpkin seed nut meat and fresh veggie and flax based tortillas. When everything is combined your mind and taste buds will be blown away. Enjoy this truly gourmet (yet surprisingly simple) savory recipe by Emily Von Euw of This Rawsome Vegan Life!
Crunchy carrot noodles by Chris Anca of Tales of a Kitchen dressed with an ultra creamy, zesty, tahini-based garlic sauce made with fresh lemon, tamari, grated ginger and garlic. Make sure you have a jar of Dastony's raw tahini handy in the cupboard, you'll be able to create delicious sauces and dressings like this one quickly and easily that way. This noodle dish tastes great topped with chopped parsley or cilantro, sesame seeds, pine nuts, hemp nuts, walnuts or anything else you fancy!
Don't eat eggs or tofu but love a good veggie scramble once in a while? Then you must try this delicious raw, vegan dish by Fee O. of Raw Fit and Happy made with fresh vegetables and a base of protein-rich seasoned raw almonds and sunflower seeds. The consistency of everything combined is creamy and rich and completely satisfying. A great low-sugar breakfast alternative to fruit based dishes on a raw path. Serve it on a bed of greens and top with a sprinkling of dulse flakes.
A deliciously creamy, oil-free, vegan Thai sauce made from avocado, tomato, jalapeno, onion, lime, ginger and cilantro dresses ribbons of fresh zucchini, shredded lettuce, crunchy veggies and cubes of juicy jicama. You will love this ultra fresh, flavorful, RAW Thai pasta dish by Priscilla Soler of Gastrawnomica! Serve it for dinner or lunch today, you will be happy that you did!