The 11 Best Easy Raw Vegan Recipes

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Curious about exploring raw food preparation? These raw, vegan recipes are some of the easiest and most fool-proof. From soups to salads to wraps, these are dishes you will use again and again.

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    Easy Raw Vegan Pad Thai Salad

    Raw vegan pad thai

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    This raw vegan Thai-inspired salad is one of those recipes where the whole is greater than the sum of the individual parts. You will want fresh cilantro and you may be surprised that it's a salad without lettuce. It's a simple and yet satisfying raw vegan recipe perfect for a raw food potluck.

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    Raw Curried Cabbage Salad

    Raw vegan curried cabbage salad with coconut

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    Cabbage is mixed with curry and other spices for a flavorful and easy raw vegan salad inspired by traditional coleslaw. For a more filling meal, you could toss in some cashew nuts instead of sesame seeds.

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    Raw "Alfredo Sauce" Recipe

    Vegan Alfredo Sauce
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    This is a rich, creamy cashew-based raw food alfredo sauce recipe that is completely raw vegan and suitable for anyone on a raw food diet. Use it to top your favorite raw salad or raw food meal, or, mandolin some veggies for "noodles" and enjoy a raw fettuccine alfredo!

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    Green Smoothies

    Green smoothie

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    Green smoothies have earned their place in health food history as a tasty way to eat lots and lots of nutrient-dense leafy green vegetables. Whether or not you're eating raw, trying a green smoothie a few days a week for breakfast or for an afternoon pick-me-up will do wonders for your energy levels. Try a mango banana smoothie recipe or any of the green smoothie recipes.

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    Spicy Mango, Ginger, and Chili Soup

    Raw vegan mango soup

    The Spruce

    Spicy chilies pair well fresh mangoes, and with a bit of ginger for an extra kick, this is a cold soup recipe to keep. It's an unusual flavor combination, so if you're bored with your regular raw food recipes, try this spicy raw mango soup recipe.

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    Raw Vegan Pesto

    Vegan Pesto

    The Spruce

    Pesto is easy to adapt to a raw food diet. Use fresh basil, cold-pressed oil (I like virgin coconut oil and cold-pressed flax oil), and nutritional yeast instead of cheese. You can add extra oil or a bit of water for a thinner sauce, or more nuts for a thicker pesto. Enjoy it with veggie dippers or raw flax seed crackers. This easy pesto consistently receives rave reviews from those who try it out.

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    Raw Food "Burrito" Lettuce Wraps

    Raw vegan lettuce wraps

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    These Mexican-inspired lettuce wraps have a hint of spiciness to them. You'll want to make lots of wraps, as they don't really last very long—they're that good. Instead of lettuce, you could also try wrapping these raw food "burritos" in nori seaweed or cabbage.

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    Raw Flaxseed Crackers

    Raw Flaxseed Crackers

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    Raw flax seed crackers are a popular snack for those on a raw food diet. Even if you're just looking to include more flaxseed in your diet or more raw foods, try flax crackers are great for a satisfying crunch. Flaxseed crackers are great with raw salsa, raw guacamole, or raw hummus.

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    Homemade Raw Cashew Milk

    Raw vegan cashew milk, a raw food recipe

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    It really is easy to make raw nut milk, even if it seems a bit daunting. If you pre-soak the nuts first, then you don't really need to strain the milk. You can also use this method to make almond milk or other nut milk; just make sure the nuts you use are truly raw, not roasted, oiled or salted. You can drink this cashew nut milk plain, use it in other recipes, or spice it up with a bit of cinnamon or raw carob and sweetener, such as agave nectar.

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    Creamy Raw Mushroom Soup

    Cream of Mushroom Soup
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    Start with cashew milk for a creamy base, and add mushrooms and spices for an easy blended soup. If you like cream of mushroom soup, you'll love this raw food version. This raw soup would be a lovely part of a fall meal or even a raw food Thanksgiving menu.

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    Vegan Gazpacho Soup

    Gazpacho - cold vegetable soup, Spanish appetizer
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    This spicy and cooling ​gazpacho soup is perfect on a hot afternoon. The flavors mingle to create a unique taste. Because Spanish gazpacho soup is usually a mostly raw food anyways, it's quite simple to duplicate gazpacho for a raw foods diet.