Vegan & Raw Food Recipes with Basil

Green Summer Pesto

Hemp Seeds – Nature’s perfect food – blend well with vegetables and greens, providing you with protein, essential fats, vitamins, minerals and enzymes, all in one simple and quick recipe.

Zucchini Noodles with Chunky Tomato Sauce

Easy and quick to make, this raw dish uses simple seasonal produce to result in a refreshing pasta-like dish. Try it as a substitute for your daily salad.

Tomato Basil Borsch

This tomato borsch, full of raw goodness, has no rivals among cooked soups. If you’re tired of raw salads, this soup offers a creative way to enjoy your health promoting vegetable juices, your greens and your veggies as never before.

Aubergine Burritos

Keep your energy up and forget about hunger with these simple burritos. This eggplant appetizer packs a load of micro-nutrients thanks to watercress, basil and cilantro to help nourish your every cell.

Portobello Open Sandwiches

Portobello mushrooms never fail to give us the “grounded” feeling we sometimes seek, and their earthy flavor reminds us that spring is on its way.

Pomodoro Lasagna

The recipe is easy to make, and it goes together quicker than it looks so please don’t let the list of ingredients put you off. This is a delicious dish and well worth making. For best results, plan this dish a couple days ahead so the cheese can ferment. Recipe generously submitted by Mimi Kirk of youngonrawfood.com

Eggplant Pizza

Pizza is on the menu today.  We will be using sliced eggplant instead of a traditional crust. Feel free to use your favorite raw toppings.

Russian-Style Layered Mushroom Salad

Tired of traditional salads? This recipe puts a whole new spin on the salad theme. The idea for this festive layered salad comes from Russian cuisine.

Traditional Russian salad recipes often include herring, boiled potatoes and mayonnaise. But this healthy variation is chock full of raw goodness. Instead of cooking vegetables, use them in their raw state. Let mushrooms be the substitute for herring and have the avocados stand in for potatoes—more tastily, too! No mayo, either—instead, a nut-based dressing.

A decided improvement in taste and nutrition. A real novelty, too. Your party guests will never have seen or tasted this one! Guaranteed to impress.

Stuffed Mushrooms

These petite stuffed mushrooms can be served as an appetizer, or become part of the main course when accompanied by a salad. Either way, they are filling and delicious.

Luxurious Lasagna

I am usually one for whipping up quick simple dishes, but whenever my son, Nick, visits I always ask him to make this amazing dish from my book Beautiful on Raw-UnCooked Creations. This dish has such a rich flavor, you will definitely remember it for a long time to come. Not to be indulged in too often!