30 Raw Food Recipes That Require Zero Baking or Cooking

by Courtney Hamilton


Dig into this tasty list of raw recipes ranging from savory dishes to dreamy desserts.

Raw recipes mean less time, effort, and dishes. No-bake tarts and cheesecakes let you quickly blend together ingredients, pour them into a pan, then leave them to set in the fridge or freezer for hours while you go about your day. They really couldn’t be simpler.

From raw meals like collard wraps and raw Pad Thai, to treats like raw cranberry cheesecake and no-bake coconut cookies, you’re bound to find what you’re looking for on this list.

Raw Cabbage and Pineapple Salad


This simple salad couldn’t be easier to throw together: throw in some pineapple, red cabbage, hazelnuts and olive oil, and you have a refreshing, healthy meal.

Recipe: Paleo Plan | Raw Cabbage and Pineapple Salad

Raw Pad Thai with Spicy Almond Sauce


This raw Pad Thai makes a meal out of a host of vegetables, including fresh zucchini noodles, shredded carrots and chopped broccoli.

Recipe: Turnip the Oven | Raw Pad Thai with Spicy Almond Sauce

Raw Cranberry Cheesecake


Feeling festive? This vibrant cranberry cheesecake is dairy-free, no-bake, and Paleo-friendly.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Raw Cranberry Cheesecake

Homemade Electrolyte Drink


Skip the sugar-laden sports drinks and whip up this homemade electrolyte-replenishing drink, complete with coconut water, citrus juice, sea salt, raw honey, and sparkling water.

Recipe: Paleo Plan | Homemade Electrolyte Drink

Easy Raw Caramel Apples


Need a kid-friendly, healthy raw Paleo recipe? These caramel apples are actually made with a no-cook date caramel, which is much better for you than a sugar-based one. Skip the optional melted chocolate drizzle to keep these truly raw.

Recipe: Wife Mama Foodie | Easy Raw Caramel Apples

Raw Chocomole


Have you ever had the combination of chocolate and avocado before? Avocados are the perfect subtle, creamy and rich base for sweet chocolate flavors, making this a healthy and delicious dip.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Raw Chocomole

Wholesome Pumpkin Cheesecake


This vegan, Paleo and raw cheesecake uses kabocha squash as its “pumpkin-y” base. You’ll need a high-speed blender to get the raw squash to the right consistency.

Recipe: Balanced Babe | Wholesome Pumpkin Cheesecake

Strawberry Crème Dessert


Sometimes you have a craving for a sweet, cool, and creamy treat. When that craving strikes, make this no-cook, chilled coconut crème dessert, topped with fresh strawberries.

Recipe: Paleo Plan | Strawberry Crème Dessert

Raw Zucchini Rolls with Paleo Pesto


Use thinly-sliced zucchini to wrap up an assortment of veggies coated with homemade Paleo pesto. These raw treats would make perfect hors d’oeuvres at a party.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Raw Zucchini Rolls with Paleo Pesto

Homemade Pink Electrolyte Drink


If the citrus-based electrolyte drink wasn’t doing it for you, try this vibrant pink version instead. Beets give the drink their natural hue.

Recipe: Yuri Elkaim | Homemade Pink Electrolyte Drink

Paleo Thousand Island Dressing


This creamy, tomato-based salad dressing tastes delicious tossed with fresh greens, but it’s also a tangy accompaniment to crudités.

Recipe: Paleo Plan | Paleo Thousand Island Dressing

Cinnamon Carob Pecan Candies


These carob pecan candies are basically Paleo, keto and raw peanut butter cups – what’s not to love?

Recipe: Oatmeal with a Fork | Cinnamon Carob Pecan Candies

Raw Chocolate Cashew Tart


There’s very little prep work and zero cooking that goes into this chocolate cashew tart, so you can whip up a healthy dessert with ease.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | Raw Chocolate Cashew Tart

5-Minute Raw Paleo Fudge Balls


These 5-minute fudge balls require only a handful of ingredients and don’t need any time to set, meaning you can whip them up when a craving strikes and eat them on the spot!

Recipe: Healy Eats Real | 5-Minute Raw Paleo Fudge Balls

Paleo Pesto Sauce


Pesto sauce is perfect for dressing up proteins, veggie noodles, and even for dipping veggies. Make this recipe at home to ensure your pesto is Paleo-friendly.

Recipe: Paleo Plan | Paleo Pesto Sauce

Collard Wraps


These Paleo, vegan, and raw collard wraps are filled with veggies and a satiating, savory pecan filling that you’ll want to eat over and over.

Recipe: Avocado Pesto | Collard Wraps

No-Bake Paleo Mint Chocolate Cheesecake


You can enjoy refreshing minty, chocolatey flavors without ever turning on the oven. There is an optional step at the end to melt chocolate chips and drizzle over your cheesecake, but you can omit this step to keep your treat 100 percent raw.

Recipe: PaleoHacks | No-Bake Paleo Mint Chocolate Cheese Cake

Raw Tiramisu


This incredibly impressive dessert is 100 percent no-cook, and all you need is a food processor and blender to create a creamy, coffee-infused raw Paleo dessert.

Recipe: Unconventional Baker | Raw Tiramisu

Almond Ginger Garlic Dressing


Enjoy an Asian-inspired salad with this homemade almond ginger garlic dressing. It’s also a great dipping sauce for Paleo spring rolls.

Recipe: Paleo Plan | Almond Ginger Garlic Dressing

Sweet and Spicy Strawberry Salsa


This sweet and spicy hybrid tastes amazing with some fresh veggies or even Paleo plantain crackers or chips.

Recipe: Better with Cake | Sweet and Spicy Strawberry Salsa

Paleo Trail Mix


A satiating snack that requires no cooking or baking? Sign us up.

Recipe: Paleo Plan | Paleo Trail Mix

Spring-Time Zucchini Noodles with Garden Greens Pesto


Craving pasta but trying to stick to a raw diet? This raw zoodle and pesto dish will satisfy your craving and keep you on track with your diet goals.

Recipe: To Her Core | Spring-Time Zucchini Noodles with Garden Greens Pesto

Paleo Raw Carrot Cake


Carrot cake that’s actually good for you? This raw version nixes all the gluten-laden flours in favor of natural, whole foods ingredients. All you’ll need is a food processor and room in your freezer.

Recipe: Skinny Fitalicious | Paleo Raw Carrot Cake

Walnut Rosemary Bread


Bet you didn’t think you’d find a homemade bread recipe on a raw Paleo recipe compilation. To keep this bread truly raw, you’ll need a dehydrator.

Recipe: Eat Feel Fresh | Walnut Rosemary Bread

Cauliflower Tabouli


Tabouli is a Mediterranean salad rife with bright, herbaceous and lemony flavor. This recipe subs in cauliflower “couscous” in place of the traditional grains.

Recipe: The Blender Girl | Cauliflower Tabouli

Raw Coconut Cookies


Do you have 25 spare minutes? Whip up these raw coconut cookies, which only require four ingredients.

Recipe: Paleo Flourish | Raw Coconut Cookies

Raw Paleo Lemon Bars


You can enjoy these summery lemon bars with only 10 minutes of effort; let your freezer do the rest.

Recipe: The Movement Menu | Raw Paleo Lemon Bars

Raw Grain-Free Granola


The perfect healthy snack to eat on the go!

Recipe: Nutrition Refined | Raw Grain-Free Granola

Raw Taco Salad


Walnut taco “meat” is perfect for a raw salad, as you still can enjoy a satiating element without cooking up any protein.

Recipe: Eating Vibrantly | Raw Taco Salad

Raw Gingerbread Cookie Bites


These raw gingerbread cookie bites are a festive addition to a holiday cookie spread, but they taste amazing year-round.

Recipe: Love Food Nourish | Raw Gingerbread Cookie Bites

Author: Robert Morgan, Certified Naturopath

Robert Morgan - "Bobby" is the past Health Education Director at CHI. A certified Naturopath, Iridologist, Energy Practitioner, Colonic Therapist, Master Raw Live Food, Chef, Author, International Lecturer, Teacher, and Cancer "Survivor". Dr. Bobby is dedicated to continuing to carry out the work of Creative Health Institute, the vision of Dr. Ann Wigmore, and all of the souls who have dedicated their lives to unconditional love, kindness, peace, and natural health.

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