Raw Vegan Salad Recipes

Try your hand out on a few of these raw vegan salad recipes and spruce up your normal raw food diet. These salads are varied with so many colors, textures, tastes and ingredients. If you haven't yet fallen in love with eating raw salads, you will after trying a few of these raw vegan recipes.

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  • 01 of 05
    Vegan salad, spiralized zucchini and carrot with glass noodles and spicy peanut dressing
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    With bean sprouts, thinly sliced zucchini and bell peppers instead of noodles, this raw salad is inspired by all the flavors of a greasy pad Thai noodle dish. A handful of peanuts, a squeeze of lime, some fresh cilantro and a dash of sea salt round it out. It tastes as good as it looks, trust me, and several readers have rated it five out of five stars. I have to say, I agree!

  • 02 of 05
    Salad with sliced lettuce capers, onion and shredded pork
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    Three Indian spices, raw flaked (or fresh grated) coconut and a touch of Nama Shoyu turn a simple cabbage cole slaw salad into an exotic treat. To turn this raw salad into a main dish, you might try adding a handful of raw soaked nuts, perhaps cashews or peanuts. Make this salad in advance to give the flavors plenty of time to fully develop. It'll be worth the wait, I promise!

  • 03 of 05
    Thai papaya salad
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    If you've got an Asian grocer and can find green papayas, I hope you'll love this recipe as much as I do. All of the tastes are represented in this salad - there's a bit of Nama Shoyu for a salty taste, some honey to make it sweet, fiery Thai chilis make it as spicy as you can handle, and a gnerous amount of lime makes it sour as well. Thai papaya salad has it all, and, it's raw too. Use a mortar and pestle to smash it all up together the way they do in Thailand - it really is...MORE best that way.

  • 04 of 05
    Raw vegan Waldorf salad
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    Dressed with a tahini-based raw Goddess salad dressing, this Waldorf salad takes after the real thing and has traditional Waldorf salad ingredients such as carrots, nuts, cabbage and apples. Instead of the usual Waldorf raisins, dates make a nice substitute in this raw salad recipe. Make and dress this salad ahead of time in order to soften up the cabbage and carrots. This one will likely quickly become one of your favorite raw vegan salads.

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    Almond and Amaranth Granola Bowl with Mixed Berries
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    Want to learn more about raw foods or try more raw food recipes? This is the place to go! Here, you'll find hundreds of raw food recipes for salads, soups, entrees, and of course, plenty of raw food desserts to try. There's plenty of info to get you started on a raw food diet including nutritional information, kitchen tips and tricks and more. Pictured: Raw vegan breakfast muesli bowl