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
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
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
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
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