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When the weather is warm and you want to eat lighter and leave the appliances off, turn to these 23 raw summer recipes from salads to wraps to desserts.
In the winter I often choose warm, comforting meals like soups and stews. But as soon as the temperatures heat up, I crave cooling foods that make me feel hydrated and refreshed.
Also, I don’t like turning on the oven or standing over a hot stove when it’s hot out. And I definitely don’t feel like baking.
Fortunately pretty much every recipe has a raw equivalent, even cakes and pies. Of course I always love salads, but raw tacos, wraps, and even pizzas are also delicious.
I have found a lot of amazing cookbooks on Amazon which feature raw recipes. Here are some of my favorites with affiliate links for your convenience:
Choosing Raw by Gena Hamshaw includes one of my favorite summer recipes, Raw Gazpacho. I could eat it every day.
Blissful Bites by Christy Morgan features Magical Raw Tacos with an incredible Red-Pepper Cashew Spread.
In addition, I want to mention a new cookbook that I don’t own (yet) that I have heard great things about. It’s called Raw. Vegan. Not Gross. by Laura Miller, and you can read a review of it on Chic Vegan. (Update: I have it, and it’s awesome!)
I also asked my incredible blogger friends to share their favorite raw summer recipes with you. Check them out!
Pickled Cucumber Salad with Peas and Fresh Dill by Good Saint
Caprese Salad with Basil Vinaigrette & Avocado by Cadry’s Kitchen
Green Superfood Salad by Tasting Page
Easy Grapefruit, Corn, and Mint Salad by Athletic Avocado
Raw Veggie Chopped Salad by Veggie Inspired
Strawberry Avocado Kale Salad by Veggies Save The Day
Green Goddess Kale Chips by Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen
The Best Raw Corn Chips by The Taste Space
Raw Pesto Crostini by Glue & Glitter
Wraps, Tacos, and Pizza:
Swiss Chard Raw Wrap by Alan Roettinger of Delicious Living
Vegan Sunflower Wrap by Trial & Eater
Raw Strawberry Mango Avocado Tacos by Veggies Save The Day
Raw Sunflower Seed Tacos by Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen
Raw Mushroom Onion Pizza by Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen
Raw Pesto and Tomato Pizza by Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen
Raw Pad Thai by My Darling Vegan
Beetroot Noodles with Avocado by Green Evi
Raw Fettuccine Alfredo by Green Evi
Mini Raw Vegan Chocolate Marble Cheesecakes by Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen
Raw Beach Cheesecake by Unconventional Baker
Vegan Lemon Mango Cheesecake by At the Immigrant’s Table
Raw Strawberry Pie by Dreena Burton’s Plant-Powered Kitchen
I hope you enjoy these 23 raw summer recipes. Which one will you try first? Please let me know in the comments.
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