Find quick and easy healthy main course recipes to sustain your raw food journey.
If you're bored of the usual fruit smoothie or cereal for breakfast then give this tasty gluten free and raw recipe by Chris Anca of Real Raw Kitchen a try! We've all heard of overnight oats but have you ever tried the same phenomenon with buckwheat groats? Give your body the nourishment that it deserves by starting the day right with nutrient and flavonoid rich buckwheat, vitamin and antioxidant rich fruit, protein, efa, and calcium packed chia, and a dose of healthy fats from coconut! Yum!
Zucchini noodles, cherry tomatoes, and fresh scallion are smothered in a creamy walnut butter sauce made with carrots, lemon, and dill. A completely simple savory recipe that will surely hit the spot any day of t he week. Recipe by Amy Lyons of Fragrant Vanilla Cake!
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!
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!
Would you believe upon first glance that this delectable recipe by Kristina Ladecka of Spiced Blueberry Shake is nut-free and actually very simple to make? Bust out those dehydrators and try your hand at making a batch of raw crepes complete with fresh fruit and raw coconut cream. Yum!
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!
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!
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!