Raw food recipes with zucchini

Lose that old lay-down vegetable tray! Why not arrange the vegetables vertically to make a holiday table centerpiece that doubles as a vegetable and dip dish?

No dough in these pockets—Crunchy jicama takes on that role. Here’s a great main dish, giving you lots of variation for both filling and sauce. Use your favorite recipes to substitute for one or both.

This salad tastes great with any kind of chips…with or without any dressing!

This lasagna-style dish makes a complete meal, and it is festive enough for special occasions with friends and family. The recipe makes enough Brazil nut pate for several servings.

When you want some punch with your crunch, make a bunch of these chips. And you needn’t feel guilty munching on these!

Mostly, I like raw food that looks raw. But many of us occasionally enjoy the nostalgia of when a plate of delicious and healthful raw foods reminds us, visually, of favorite dishes from our old days. Here’s a gem. This recipe will make enough for a potluck, or a big family. And it’s a great way to use up your abundant harvest of zucchinis.

 

Cashew “cheese” makes a nice substitute for real cheese—perfect if you’re trying to wean yourself off dairy. You can use it in lots of raw food recipes, including wraps, raw pizzas, patés and spreads.

 

Another idea for an appetizer to add to your arsenal of quick raw food recipes – this one with the power of raw garlic to keep you healthy during the flu season.

Pumpkins are everywhere this time of the year. Start including this nutrient dense “fruit” in your recipes: one pumpkin can go a long way in raw cuisine. Ever miss the “Ramen Noodles” from your dorm-room days? Give these raw and infinitely-more-good for you Pumpkin Ramen Noodles a shot!

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.

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