Find quick and easy healthy main course recipes to sustain your raw food journey.
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.
Marquis Matson took Ani Phyo's raw vegan crepes and further built on the recipe by adding a touch of cinnamon! Once the crepes are done dehydrating you can do a variety of different things with them to make a delicious breakfast or brunch. Try wrapping them around fresh seasonal fruit such as peaches, nectarines and berries combined with Marquis' amazing raw chocolate pudding (recipe also below!) Drizzle organic maple syrup or coconut nectar over the top for a divine treat perfect for a lazy Sunday morning.
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.
This is how a burger and fries should be done! Leave the cows to graze happily in their pastures, and the cholesterol and weight problems at the fast food restaurants, and instead load up on fresh veggies and spices, bust out the dehydrator, whip these burgers and fries together, load them up with all the fixings, and happily devour!
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!
There is something so comforting and nourishing about a bowl of cereal dowsed in creamy milk. This sweet, crunchy cereal by Fragrant Vanilla Cake is all raw and free of refined sugars and gluten, and will absolutely fill your surroundings with the intoxicating smell of berries, cinnamon and vanilla. A dash of maca root gives the recipe a subtle malty flavor and also adds a unique endocrine nourishing and energy boosting aspect. Add an extra dose of flavor and antioxidants by using freshly picked blueberries and blackberries - tis the season after-all!
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.
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!
Sprouted chickpeas combine with fresh garlic, onion, yummy spices, almond meal and chia seeds to create the flavors and textures you expect from falafel without any processed flour or fried oil. Serve your falafel in cabbage or lettuce wraps with a drizzle of raw tahini sauce, chopped tomato and cucumber, and a pinch of fresh parsley or cilantro to garnish.
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!
Dehydrated veggie herb crackers stacked with macadamia chevre and softened, olive oil, sea salt and lemon infused asparagus. Serve with a side salad of fresh arugula, cherry tomatoes, sprouts and a drizzle of balsamic vinaigrette. Who says raw food is boring?
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.
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!
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!
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!