The Best Easy Raw Vegan Recipes with Pictures

Interested in trying a few raw vegan food recipes but not sure where to start? Try some of these easy and fool-proof raw food recipes! Raw foods are fresh, delicious and healthy, and these are some raw food recipes that you'll use over and over again.

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    Raw vegan pad thai salad with peanuts, bell peppers and zucchini noodles
    Raw vegan pad thai salad with peanuts, bell peppers and zucchini noodles.

    This raw vegan pad-Thai inspired salad is one of those raw vegan food recipes where the whole is greater than the sum of the individual parts. Just trust me, and try this easy Thai-inspired salad. One person who tried out this recipe reported back: "I found this recipe and I was a little skeptical. I tried it and I must say wow so tasty." A simple and easy yet satisfying raw vegan recipe perfect for a raw food potluck.

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    A complete collection of raw vegan recipes

    Southwestern summer corn salad with corn, avocado and tomato
    Southwestern summer corn salad with corn, avocado and tomato by Annabelle Breakey / Getty Images

    This collection of raw vegan food recipes includes simple and easy raw food dishes that you can actually eat on a daily basis, including lots of raw vegan soups, raw salads, and raw vegan desserts. There's nothing weird, nothing scary, nothing slimy and purple. If you're new to the raw vegan way of eating, check out this simple, basic (and free!) raw food recipe collection. Also, if you're not 100% raw, just looking to eat lots more raw foods in your diet, you might also want to...MORE check out some collection of "almost raw" recipes, which are great for the transitional period.

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    Raw vegan curried cabbage salad with coconut
    Raw vegan curried cabbage salad photo by Brian Hagiwara / Getty Images

    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 vegan alfredo sauce made with cashews
    Raw vegan alfredo sauce made with cashews.

    A rich, creamy cashew-based raw food alfredo sauce recipe that is completely raw vegan and suitable for anyone on a raw food diet. You won't believe how delicious and healthy this raw alfredo sauce is. 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 smoothie
    Green smoothie photo by Getty Images / Vanillaechoes

    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 this pictured mango banana smoothie recipe, or, find out more about green smoothies and browse through several green smoothie recipes.

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    Raw vegan mango soup
    Raw vegan mango soup.

    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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    Vegan pesto
    Vegan pesto photo by Zoryana Ivchenko / Getty Images

    Pesto is easy to adapt to a raw food diet! Use fresh basil, a 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. Although the crackers pictured aren't raw, scroll down for a raw flax seed cracker recipe to dip into your pesto, or use it as a veggie dip. This easy raw food and vegan pesto consistently receives rave reviews from those who...MORE try it out!

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    Raw vegan lettuce wraps
    Raw vegan lettuce wraps photo by Dana Hoff / Getty Images

    These lettuce wraps have a hint of Mexican spiciness to them, hence the "burrito" simile. 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 flax seed crackers are a popular snack for those on raw food diet. Even if you're just looking to include more flax seed in your diet or more raw foods, try flax crackers are great for a satisfying crunch. Another similar option? Try these raw flaxseed corn chips for a completely different taste. Flaxseed crackers are great with raw salsa, raw guacamole or raw hummus. In the photo, I've these raw vegan crackers are paired with a raw zucchini hummus recipe. Yum!

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    You won't believe how yummy (and easy!) these these raw vegan cookies are! Made with just three ingredients, these are a real treat. Even if you don't follow a raw food diet, if you're just looking for a healthy cookie or carob snack, you'll love these little cookies. This is an easy recipe you'll make over and over and over again.

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    Raw vegan cashew milk, a raw food recipe
    Raw vegan cashew milk, a raw food recipe.

    It really is easy to make a raw nut milk, even if it seems a bit daunting, and, 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, for a raw food treat.

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    Start with cashew milk for a creamy base, and add mushrooms and spices for an easy blended raw foods 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.