Along with juicing and using sunchokes in salads and soups, you can also incorporate them into “meat” balls, vegetable patties or latkes, like in the recipe below. The latkes make perfect non-messy finger foods, and can be used with a variety of dips or spreads.
Vegan & Raw Food Recipes with Red Onion
This salad is a nutritional powerhouse, featuring yet another way to load up on kale.
A hearty chili may be prepared without beans or meat. Just because you eat raw doesn’t mean that you will never eat this American classic dish again… even though it may not be in its traditional form, but it’s packed with living nutritious ingredients.
Sometimes crunchy is the texture we crave. Kale crisps fill this need beautifully. Eat without guilt and share with the kids.
This crunchy salad tastes surprisingly similar to egg and potato salad, but it doesn’t contain either. Sunchokes, which are widely available in the fall and early winter, are a good raw substitute for potatoes, while cashews and turmeric bring the color and texture of eggs to this dish.
Who would miss potatoes on a raw diet when they can make these sweet potato hashbrowns? Served with a side salad or simply on a bed of greens, they provide a satisfying meal reminiscent of those ole cooked times, minus the heavy feeling in the stomach and any sense of guilt from destroying the vital nutrients by high heat.
When we prepare raw food dishes from other cultures, it is usually the specific spices and herbs that help us achieve the flavors associated with each country’s traditional cuisine. Mexican dishes emphasize cilantro, cumin, lime, chili and jalapeno peppers, all of which are included in these tacos.
The Middle Eastern dip and spread Baba Ghanoush is traditionally made with baked or roasted eggplant, garlic and olive oil. Many countries have their own variations of this dish. Here’s the raw food version, with the eggplant uncooked, of course.
When the weather turns hot, we naturally gravitate towards lighter meals. Raw soups are a perfect solution – quick, satisfying, and nutritious. Use the whole squash for this soup, since its seeds are quite soft, and the peel contains many nutrients you cells will appreciate.
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.