These filling and easy raw vegan recipes are perfect to make for a plant based dinner or dessert. The best 50+ healthy meals (lots of them high in protein) that even the most avid veggie haters will love.
What is a raw vegan meal?
A raw vegan meal doesn’t include any foods made from animal or dairy products and only features food items that are either completely uncooked or cooked below certain temperatures. Most raw vegan chefs consider 118 degrees the maximum cooking temperature, but others won’t cook anything over 104 degrees.
Raw Vegan Recipes
Raw Vegan Breakfast
Colorful to look at and just as delicious to eat, these no-bake granola bars feature a mix of dried fruits, oats, and seeds.
Quick but scrumptious and packed with chia seeds, rolled oats, dates, and pecans, this granola is the perfect way to start the day.
A chewy texture and delectable maple cashew icing make these raw cinnamon buns an irresistible breakfast treat.
What could be better than a pop of bright color and flavor in the morning? These gorgeous blueberry bars, loaded with oats, always hit the spot.
Everyone needs a little decadence now and then, and these cashew chocolate breakfast bars, made with cinnamon cashew butter, deliver.
Calling all chocolate hazelnut lovers! Naturally sweetened with dates, this vegan Nutella is as healthy as it is delightfully delicious.
Apple pie is perfect at any time of year, and this raw apple pie recipe is so simple and yummy, you’ll find yourself making it over and over again.
Who says banana bread has to be baked? Oats, flax seeds, dates, bananas, and nuts come together in this recipe to create a moist, chewy bread with just the right amount of sweetness.
Dessert for breakfast is ALWAYS a good idea, and with this raw vegan banana split recipe, you won’t even need to feel guilty about it. Change the fruit toppings to whatever’s in season for a fresh twist.
10. Flaxseed Pudding
Flaxseed doesn’t just provide the perfect base for a rich, smooth pudding. It’s also high in protein, so this breakfast is one you can feel really good about.
Brownies for breakfast might seem like too much until you try this easy, flavorful, and, most importantly, healthy recipe that uses only four ingredients.
Raw Vegan Dinners
The fresh vegetables in this recipe give your roll the perfect crunch, and the sweet and spicy sauce hits the mark every time!
Cashew lends richness to this dish, curry endows a subtle heat, and zucchini gives it a silky-smooth finish. Enough said. Get cooking.
These burgers are the perfect pairing of herbed cashew cheese, fresh veggies, and juicy marinated portobellos.
Don’t let the name deceive you — no frying involved in this recipe. Cloves, ginger, and cilantro create a popping flavor profile.
This bowl of soup will quickly become a comfort-food favorites. Marinated mushrooms, heirloom tomatoes, and miso paste fill each bite with umami.
Treat yourself to a Thai twist with this crisp, refreshing carrot pasta. Ginger, lime, and peanut sauce? Delicious!
This take on caprese bursts with fresh garden flavors, straight from the heart of summer. A touch of balsamic vinegar gives it a tangy snap.
Cashews create a rich flavor profile in this dish. Optional miso paste and nutritional yeast will make it even sweeter and nuttier.
A three-seed blend and red pepper give this pizza’s crust the perfect snap. Top it with veggies of your choice.
21. Raw Lasagna
This lasagna has four layers: zucchini noodles, cashew cheese, a zinging basil pesto, and tomatoes, sliced thickly.
22. Broccoli Balls
Here’s a healthy snack that takes only ten minutes and a food processor to whip up. Jalapenos offer a pop of spice.
This is a great party dish. It’s got cucumbers and carrots for crunch, rice vinegar, lime juice, and ginger for the perfect bright flavors.
This delicious appetizer pairs rich, creamy cashew “goat” cheese, a tangy pesto, and a garnish of sweet sun-dried tomatoes.
If you’ve got fresh basil on hand, this recipe and its winning combination of classic pesto and raw zucchini noodles is for you.
This dish pairs crunchy sprouts and fresh veggies with a delicious spicy peanut sauce. You’ll be licking your lips at first bite.
This healthy pizza alternative features a three-seed crust topped with spinach pesto and succulent marinated veggies.
28. Lettuce Tacos
Served in lettuce shells, these tacos hit all the right notes. Zinging sweet corn salsa, check. Spicy nut and seed mix, check. Cashew sour cream, double check.
If you’re searching for a great party appetizer, look no further! These bite-sized delicacies are fresh and decadent.
Raw vegetables give this dish freshness. A creamy cashew dressing, subtly spiced with dill, lends a creamy tang. Heavenly!
This take on gazpacho stars a match made in heaven: sweet carrots and rich avocados. It’s deliciously simple! (Not to mention simply delicious.)
Brighten up your plate with these wraps, which pair Middle Eastern tahini and Thai flavors of ginger and lime.
Vegan cream cheese is doable and delicious. Here’s a rich, creamy, cashewy answer to anyone who says it isn’t.
Great for meal prep, this recipe is a twist on traditional tabbouleh. It’s fresh, raw, delicious, and easy to make in a snap.
35. Veggie Burger
Burgers are a classic summer dish, and this raw veggie burger, made with sunflower seeds, walnuts, and tons of fresh vegetables, is sure to delight.
36. Raw Veggie Pasta
Made with zucchini and cucumber noodles, this pasta is refreshing and filling. To make the recipe your own, swap out vegetables for seasonal ones or add in your favorites.
37. Broccoli Salad
Oil-free, vegan, and raw, this broccoli salad is creamy, crunchy, and full of flavor. Raisins and apple pieces add even more zing and a touch of sweetness.
Raw Vegan Desserts
Here’s a fresh, raw twist on traditional carrot cake, with mouthwateringly sweet frosting. It’s a shoe-in for holiday favorite.
39. Lemon Bars
Citrus lovers, look out! This recipe, conducted by maple syrup and lemon zest, hits all the right sweet and tart notes.
Great for the colder months, this raw pie pairs apples, dates, and a warm blend of spices.
41. Strawberry Tart
Make a summery splash with this airy pink tart. An optional hint of thyme offers a surprising twist.
Here’s the vegan chocolate lover’s dream. This cake features vegan chocolate times three: chocolate crust, chocolate filling, and chocolate topping.
This pie is subtly flavored with green tea matcha powder and creamy coconut milk, while being sweet enough to scratch your dessert itch.
If pumpkin pie is never enough, here’s your answer: a decadent raw maple pecan pie featuring a star trio of dates, coconut, and cashew butter.
45. Raw Fruit Cake
This cake is chock full of festive holiday flavors. It’s like a Christmas larder — densely packed with dried fruit, nuts, and spices to warm the soul.
46. Pumpkin Pie
This take on your favorite Thanksgiving treat features a custom spice blend that will have your tongue tingling for more.
Mildly sweet, each bite of this tart is packed with protein and nutrients. Top it with fresh berries for a bright finish.
48. Banana Cream Pie
A rich raw creation, complete with creamy cashew frosting and a caramel drizzle. It’ll stop the banana lover’s heart!
49. Caramel Apples
This fresh fall dessert takes less than ten minutes to prepare. Top the apples with chopped nuts for a personalized finish.
Smooth, sweet, and delicious, this is a true Italian tiramisu, with the darkness of coffee, the smokiness of chocolate, and enough sweetness to last a lifetime.
Strawberry, banana, a subtle hint of rose, and the sweetness of dates make this dessert fresh and unique.
These cookies pair hazelnuts, raw cocoa, and dark chocolate. They’re chewy, sumptuous, and great for snacking.
This dessert is just as decadent as any other cheesecake, with a perfect balance of spice and rich pumpkin goodness.
Raw Vegan Snacks & Treats
54. Chocolate Donuts
No one can resist a rich chocolate donut! This easy recipe makes gooey, mouthwatering donuts without any baking or dehydration required.
Perfect as a crunchy snack or the ideal addition to any dip or veggie plate, these carrot and flax crackers make use of leftover carrot pulp.
56. Apple Pie Bites
Apple pie in snack form? Sign me up! These raw vegan bites burst with flavor, and dried apple pieces and dates give them a soft texture.
Whether you’re looking for a snack, lunch, or dinner, nachos are always the right choice. You can add your own twist by using different veggies for the chips or choosing your favorite nacho toppings.
You shouldn’t feel guilty about eating donuts, and with these classy raw vegan strawberry ones, you don’t have to!
Add cinnamon, coffee, raspberries, oranges, or whatever other flavor strikes your fancy to this chocolate pudding recipe that’s even richer and more decadent than the original.
60. Fig Newtons
For a nostalgic taste, try this raw vegan version of a fig newton. Made with almonds, nut milk, and flaxseeds, this sweet treat is healthy and nutritious.
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On a raw vegan diet, you can eat foods made from plants as long as the foods are raw or cooked below a certain temperature. Raw vegan meals often include fresh or dried fruits, vegetables and plants, nuts, seeds, and cold-pressed oils.
The purpose of raw vegan food is to retain the nutrients naturally found in plants. Cooking can destroy some of these nutrients, but eating raw foods ensures that you get the maximum amount of vitamins and minerals. These dishes are also low in processed foods, so they can be a healthier alternative.
No, raw vegans do not drink coffee because coffee beans are roasted at high temperatures prior to brewing. Since raw veganism is not rooted in ethics like veganism, less strict raw vegans may choose to eat a raw diet but make exceptions for beverages like coffee.
Raw vegans can’t eat potatoes since it is unsafe to consume raw potatoes. It’s possible to eat rice as a raw vegan if it’s sprouted. Only some varieties of rice can be sprouted such as brown rice and wild rice.