Raw Vegan Recipes

Raw Vegan Recipes

Want some YUM recipes? You’ve come to the right place…

During my raw vegan diet I had the chance to explore and get creative. One of the things I loved about the diet was that there was no waiting for things to cook. See my recipes below and apologies in advance for my lack of photography skills. Also, I have not added measurements as I like to guesstimate and taste as I go.

 

Sushi (My Favourite Dish)

Prep Time – 20-30 minutes

Raw Ingredients:

‘Sushi Rice’ – Cauliflower, Soy Sauce, Sesame Sauce

Sushi Filling – Avocado, Carrot, Cucumber, Spring Onion, Mango, Sesame Seeds, Ground Nori, Miso Paste.

Sides – Soy Sauce, Pickled Ginger

Utensils – A Rolling Mat, Cling Film

Method

Blend your Cauliflower and soy sauce (add to taste) until it resembles rice and put it to one side. Wrap cling film around your rolling mat to prevent any sticking. Place the smooth side of your nori sheet on the rolling mat but keep some space at the end where you will begin to roll. Spread a small amount of miso paste on either end of your nori sheet. Spoon the cauliflower rice onto your nori sheet and keep an inch or so of space at the top. Sprinkle sesame seeds and ground nori on top of your rice. Add the filling of your choice (carrot, cucumber, mango, avocado, spring onion, sesame seeds) to the middle of your cauliflower rice. Begin to roll and keep it tight. Cut down the middle of your roll and again and again so you end up with 8 rolls or more depending on the size of your nori sheet. Garnish with sesame seeds and ground nori. Place pickled ginger and soy sauce in separate bowls and enjoy!

 

 

Courgetti Spaghetti

Prep Time – 20 minutes

Raw Ingredients:

‘Spaghetti’ – Spiralised / Grated Courgette

Pesto Sauce – Avocado, Sun-dried Tomato, Cherry Tomato, Lemon, Soaked Cashews, Garlic, Spinach, Rocket, Basil, Salt, Pepper, Nutritional Yeast, Cold-pressed Olive Oil

Method

Place the spiralised/grated (in my case because I don’t own a spiraliser) courgette in a bowl. Blend your avocado, spinach, rocket, lots of basil, salt, pepper, nutritional yeast, olive oil, lemon juice and garlic together. Taste and you can add more seasoning to taste. Mix the sauce in with the courgetti spaghetti. Mix in some sun-dried tomato and cherry tomatoes torn up spinach. Crush some socked cashews on top as a garnish along with some extra basil. Enjoy!

 

Lasagna

Prep Time – 20-30 minutes 

Raw Ingredients:

Thinly Sliced Courgette

Cashew ‘white’ sauce – Soaked Cashews, Walnuts, Nutritional Yeast, Lemon, Salt, Pepper, Tahini

Pesto sauce – Avocado, Pine nuts, Parsley, Basil, Garlic, Nutritional Yeast, Lemon, Salt, Pepper

Tomato sauce – Tomato, Garlic, Fresh Coriander, Smoked Paprika, Salt, Pepper.

Method

Thinly slice the courgette and put it to one side. Blend your soaked cashews, walnuts, nutritional yeast (add to taste), lemon juice, salt, pepper and tahini (add to taste) together and put it to one side. Blend your avocado, pine nuts, parsley, basil, garlic, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, salt and pepper together and put it to one side. Blend your tomato, garlic, fresh coriander, smoked paprika, salt, pepper together and put it to one side. Start to layer your lasagna, courgette slice, cashew sauce, tomato sauce, pesto sauce and continue until you’re happy with the layers. Sprinkle some extra nutritional yeast on top with parsley to garnish and enjoy!

 

Falafel

Prep Time – 20 minutes

Raw Ingredients:

Falafel – Nutritional Yeast, Turmeric, Sumac, Smoked Paprika, Ground Coriander, Salt, Pepper, Cashew, Walnut, Garlic, Spring Onion, Parsley, Carrot

Sauce – Tahini, Lemon, Olive Oil, Salt, Pepper

Method

Blend nutritional yeast, turmeric, sumac, smoked paprika, ground coriander, salt, pepper and place in a bowl. Blended cashews and walnuts with a little bit of water if needed to blend and mixed in with the other blended ingredients. Blend garlic, onion and parsley and mixed in with the other ingredients. Blend carrot until very fine, squeezed water out in a cloth or in my case a kitchen towel and mixed in with the rest of the ingredients. Use hands to squash the ingredients together until they start to stick together. Form your desired falafel shapes. For the sauce, mixed tahini, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Add any salad of your choice and enjoy!

 

 

Tacos

Prep Time – 10-15 minutes 

Raw Ingredients:

Lettuce Leaves, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumber, Mushroom, Sesame Seeds, Ground Nori, Carrot, Cashews, Salt, Pepper. To be honest you can add any vegetables or fruit of your choice.

 Sauce – Soy Sauce, Sesame Sauce, Lemon, Garlic, Salt, Pepper

Method

Place your lettuce leaves on a plate add your chosen fruit / vegetables and place them in the lettuce leaves. Sprinkle crushed cashews, nori and sesame seeds on top. Add soy sauce, sesame sauce, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper into a separate bowl for dipping and enjoy!

 

Stuffed Peppers

Prep Time – 15 minutes 

Raw Ingredients:

Cauliflower, Spring Onion, Sweet Peas, Cucumber, Tomato, Pumpkin Seeds, Kiwi (I know it sounds strange but it is yum), Fresh Mint, Salt, Pepper, Lemon Juice, Large/Medium Peppers (any colour of your choice)

Method

Cut your peppers in half. Blend the cauliflower until it  starts to resemble rice and place into a bowl. Add chopped up spring onion, cucumber, tomato, mint and kiwi to the cauliflower rice. Also add sweet peas and pumpkin seeds, lemon juice, salt and pepper to the mix. Spoon your mix into the peppers and enjoy!

 

Banana Ice-cream

Prep Time – 5-10 minutes 

Raw Ingredients: Frozen Banana Slices, Raw Oat Milk, Frozen Raspberries, Ground Cinnamon

Method

Place your frozen banana in a blender, add a little bit of raw oat milk if needed for the blender to do its thing. Place in a bowl. Sprinkle frozen raspberries and ground cinnamon on top. Easy! Enjoy!

 

 

Coconut Balls

Prep Time – 10 minutes + 30 minutes in the fridge 

Raw Ingredients: Desiccated Coconut, Cold Pressed Coconut Oil, Salt, Sweetener (Monk Fruit/Xylitol/Erythritol), Ground Cinnamon, Almonds

Method

Grind Almonds until very fine, add desiccated coconut, melted coconut oil, pinch of salt and sweetener to blender and blend until it forms a doughy rollable texture. If it is too dry add a little bit of water to moisten. Roll into small balls (or any desired size), place in a bowl, plate, or parchment paper tray. Dust sweetener and ground cinnamon on top. Either eat right away or place them in the fridge to harden for at least 30 minutes. Enjoy!