Vegan & Raw Food Recipes with Cucumber

Tropical Rolls With Fruit Dip

Fruits and greens enjoy each other’s company not only in green smoothies, but in rolls and wraps as well. Fresh tropical flavor of fruits in this recipe makes eating greens virtually effortless.

Blooming Lava Salad

Visually appealing meals bring us more satisfaction and may even prevent us from overeating. Even the most humble ingredients will shine in a layered dish, such as this Blooming Lava Salad.

Creamy Kale Dip

This simple but satisfying dip can also be served as a spread on raw bread or crackers, as a dip for vegetables, or as a dressing for your favorite salad.

Sour Cabbage Soup

In my blog article, Cultured Foods, I discussed the many benefits of fermented foods. Here is a recipe to start incorporating fermented veggies in your diet. This very satisfying soup is chock full of probiotics, is quite easy to prepare, and keeps well to boot!

Cool Vegetable and Kvass Soup

This unique take on the traditional Russian fermented drink – Kvass – will not only introduce you to a new flavor, but will also give you the benefits of fermented veggies: consuming them helps prevent the overgrowth of pathogenic bacteria in your colon while replenishing the friendly kind.

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.

Cucumber Rolls with Garlicky Beets Filling

An eye-catching appetizer for a potluck or just for snacking. Easy way to eat beets, which are especially good for cleansing at this time of the year.

Dill Pickles

If you have been on raw foods for a while, and the emotional attachment to food that you had while transitioning is over, then you might not be having images of pickles floating in your mind’s eye. But if you are a newcomer to raw, then the best way to deal with pickle cravings is with … pickles in the raw, and here’s the recipe.

Veggie Wraps with Plum Ginger Sauce

Fresh plums make a great base for sauce or salad dressing. Their sweet and lightly sour taste complements any neutral-flavor fruits and veggies.

Tzatziki

Inspired by my recent travels, the traditional Greek appetizer offered here has been adapted for the raw food diet. It is not only delicious, but versatile as well: eat as a meal, spread on crackers, or use as a veggie dip.

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