Enjoy some of the best vegan raw tahini recipes on the internet. Tahini is simply ground sesame seeds, and is a staple in Mediterranean cuisine.
This recipe really does taste like that thick mashed pinto bean dish we all love or have loved. Now you can experience the far more beautifying, living Superfood version – the perfect addition to a salad or a night of raw mexican cuisine! This recipe has the option of adding in some of the immuno-modulating and mood-lifting medicinal mushroom extracts, so if you have some, be sure to put them in.
These chocolatey fudge-like treats are actually a superb source of minerals calcium and magnesium (from tahini and cacao) that actually help to maintain relaxed muscles and a tension free state of mind! If you have Ashwagandha we definitely recommend putting the optional 1.5 tsp into this recipe, as you will get the added benefits of a wonderful adrenal support adaptogenic herb!
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!
Smokey, salty, crispy, crunchy, and just downright delicious! This recipe is everything you could want from a kale chip and more! If you don't have a dehydrator do not despair. These can be made in your oven as well on the lowest setting with a drying time of 6-8 hours (just don't leave your house or go to sleep!) If you do have a dehydrator your kale chips will be crispy perfection after about 12 hours at 118 degrees or so. This yummy recipe by Sayward Rebhal was adapted from Renegadehealth.
Are you a hummus fan but don't do so well with legumes? While chickpeas make an awesome base for hummus they are not completely necessary if you have some fresh raw zucchini on hand! Hummus is such a mainstay in a healthy kitchen. It makes the perfect easy dip for crudités and crackers and even a healthy spread on sandwiches to replace things like mayonnaise. On a bed of mixed greens with tomato, cucumber, and olives it is simply divine! While zucchini replaces garbanzo beans, rich sesame tahini and cold pressed olive oil bring forth the richness and creaminess inherent to a hummus recipe well done. Lemon juice, salt and cumin spice help round out the flavor.
Thanks to Sarah Britton, we now have instructions for how to turn chlorella into a delicious creamy sweet drizzly sauce that can be added to desserts and breakfasts! Chlorella is a single celled blue green algae that is incredibly rich in all nutrients needed by the human body. It is nearly 60% protein by weight and contains high levels of beta carotene, iron, b vitamins, trace minerals and chlorophyll! It offers antioxidant capabilities, helps bind and remove heavy metals from the body, and can help elevate pH to a more alkaline level. We find that honey works best for this recipe but feel free to use your liquid raw sweetener of choice.
Every one knows how amazing leafy green vegetables are for you. No one is questioning whether they should eat more greens, most people believe they should! The question is then how to get more greens in the diet in a delicious and convenient way. This recipe is both of those things and combines vitamin and mineral packed kale with a generous dose of rich sesame tahini which is also known for being high in bone strengthening calcium. Eat your greens and become stronger and healthier! These kale chips are light and crispy and have just the perfect amount of sauce on them for that melt in your mouth consistency once dried. Tahini kale chips....simply a classic....
This recipe is like a flower blossom in the Spring-time - bursting with life and freshness! Totally yummy as a dip, or it can also be used as a spread in a sandwich with maybe some toasted rye or ezekiel bread, avocado, sprouts, tomato, and fresh baby lettuces. Or nix the bread and use it as a spread in a collard wrap burrito style. Scoop it up with all kinds of spring-a-licious veggies such as asparagus, carrots, and radishes! The humble pea is actually highly nutritious with ample amounts of vitamin C, K, manganese and even a fair amount of protein. Who knew!
Ready to try something different tonight for dinner? If you have been in a food rut lately this amazing recipe from Heather Pace of Sweetly Raw will pull you out of it immediately. Enjoy a raw vegan Mexican flavored fajita recipe complete with marinated vegetables, lettuce wraps, yummy sour "cream", fresh salsa, guacamole, and cheddar "cheese" sauce! These fajitas are a joy to make when you're craving something a bit more elaborate and complex in flavor. Filling as they may be, they are still a light and refreshing meal.
Ever made nut milk and wondered what to do with the leftover pulp? Wonder no more, just make an enticing batch of creamy, savory, healthy and filling raw hummus to add to your salads or scoop up with a flax cracker! For this recipe use whatever leftover nut milk pulp you have on hands, whether that's almond, pistachio, pecan, pumpkin seed, or sunflower seed. You can even use a combination. Give this recipe a taste test as you go along and make necessary adjustments with the spice, salt, tahini, and lemon as each nut and seed has a different flavor.
This vegetable dish is heavy on the phytonutrients and antioxidant rich color pigment! Gena Hemshaw tells us that her diet is rich in fruits and vegetables from all colors of the rainbow, which is a very important aspect to a healthy balanced diet. Eating a variety of colors will also ensure that you are getting a variety of nutrients and antioxidants for cellular protection and repair. The brightly colored pigment of certain fruits and veggies is a smart signal from nature, attracting us to foods that are really good for our bodies. Eat a rainbow colored diet and you will be well nourished! The slaw sauce in this recipe is one of Gena's stand by favorites and makes a great staple salad dressing to have on hand.
Achieving the perfect salad can take a bit of creative flare. The fantastic thing about salad creation is that no two salads ever need be exactly the same. There are a plethora of different ingredients to mix up flavor and texture, and we have more access these days to different fruits and vegetables than ever before. This recipe is the creation of Gena Hemshaw, and she got her inspiration from Aimee Follette’s Bella Divine salad at Sun In Boom. Gena combines fresh, finely minced kale and cabbage with cultured vegetables, a light tahini dressing, dulse seaweed, a dash of ginger and Braggs or shoyu, and of course every salads must have ingredient- avocado. With the mouth watering close up of creamy avocado slices it's hard to not want this salad immediately! Whip up a large batch for dinner tonight and eat the leftovers for lunch tomorrow after the dressing has marinated with the kale.
Crispy sweet "baked" onions with a creamy, cheesy, sunflower seed sauce that mimics the flavor of cheddar? Yes, please! This is another incredibly creative recipe by Callie England that will satisfy those cravings for any snacky, cheesy, savory, oniony type foods. Callie tells us, "These crispy onions are a great addition to salads and soups. Plus, they will store beautifully in the freezer, so make extra and you’ll have them for quite some time." They are crunchy, light, and oh so yummy!
Tahini dressing is a classic staple in raw food cuisine for good reason. It as a very distinctive yet versatile flavor and is richly satisfying. Also, it goes very well with pretty much any vegetable mix under the sun. This recipe has a very nice balance of different tastes: sweet from raw honey, acidic from apple cider vinegar, creamy richness from tahini, saltiness and depth from shoyu, and spice and flavor from chives and garlic. And a nice mellow dose of fresh cucumber. Traditionally tahini is made by grinding sesame seeds into a thick butter. You can either make the tahini yourself by using a blender or food processor to blend the sesame seeds until smooth (which can take time and patience and you may need to add some additional sesame oil) or you can purchase pre-made raw tahini in jars. Having some good salad dressings around is a great help when it comes to success on a healthy diet! This recipe was an experiment by Chef Hannah Mendenhall and she encourages you to play around with ingredients and make it your own!
Carrot pulp, ground sesame seeds and flax, fresh herbs and spices all rolled up into yummy little falafel patties! To acquire your carrot pulp simply make a large batch of carrot juice and enjoy. This is actually a nut-free recipe and the base of carrot pulp really makes this recipe a lot easier on the digestive system. The tahini sauce is super creamy and tangy and makes a delicious salad dressing in its own right.
A true power meal recipe, this bowl combines a few nutritionally dense superstars: avocado, hemp, kale, and kelp! The two dressings included within this recipe work really well together or you can divide your bowl half and half with smoked avocado cumin on one side and balsamic tahini on the other. This recipe was inspired by a culinary creation from Blossoming Lotus Cafe in Portland, OR. You can lightly steam and blanch the cruciferous vegetables or keep them raw, it is up to you.
Can a delicious meal actually aid in detox? With this recipe it can! Christian Bates shares with us, "Yes, you can detox and feast too! How do you want your burger uncooked: well done gourmet or rare nutrition? How about both! I’m talking about an organic raw plant-based burger recipe that not only satisfies the heartiest of stomachs but nourishes and detoxifies your body."
Salad may seem like a boring option for a meal, but we assure you it doesn't have to be. The magic is all in the combination of flavors, and of course in the dressing. A great dressing can transform a salad from drab to fab. We love this easy recipe, and the dressing has the perfect combination of creaminess from tahini, acid and tart from the lemon, as well as added sweetness from orange, coconut water and dates. And don't forget that spicy kick from ginger! It comes out thick, more like a sauce, which will make your salad a bit more filling and satisfying.
As you might have noticed there´s no Arborio rice for this risotto, nope. That is so passé. Lets turn to sprouted Buckwheat instead which is free from gluten and full of possibilities! This dish is packed with iron (parsley and vitamin C is a dream team!) and alkalizing properties, two things both our body and mind really could use today!
Karolina says "Yesterday I made Anti-stress-chocolates! Did you know that the aroma of chocolate soothes nervous, tense and anxious people? I could sure use some of the beneficial goodness from super foods now (doing my book keeping among other stuff). So I went into the kitchen and came up with these!"