Raw food is not a fad diet, but the most natural way of eating. Given below is a list of several raw food recipes.

Raw Food Recipes

It is believed that we learned how to eat only after the invention of fire when our ancestors started experimenting with cooking their foods, and gradually the taste for cooked food began to grow. Without cooking our taste would have been confined to a few particular flavors. While it cannot be discounted that cooking revolutionized our lifestyle it is also true that the kitchen fire is responsible for taking the life force out of the food. It is a fact that the heat degrades the mineral and nutrients and after cooking the food is not as nutritious as when raw, even if you have cooked organic foods. Therefore the din of the supporters of raw foods is growing louder and louder year after year and with good reason too. Cooked food is known as unnatural foods as it is not the way of eating which nature dictated. Though cooked foods is definitely pleasing on the palate it is also a generator of toxins in the body. With a host of lifestyle diseases and ailments related to the food it is perhaps high time that we shift our eating style back to nature. And it would be a mistake to think that raw foods will be bland. If you taste some of the recipes given below you will come at least one step closer to adopting a raw food diet. And why not, when your health is at stake then healthy raw foods can be the only antidote. To try this out go through the various raw food recipes given below.

Quick Raw Food Recipes

Raw Food Burrito


  • 2 very ripe Avocados
  • 3 Tomatoes (diced)
  • 1/2 Jalapeno Pepper (diced)
  • 2 tbsp Yellow Onion (diced)
  • 3 cloves fresh Garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 cup fresh Cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 raw Corn (extract the kernels)
  • 2 tsp fresh Lime Juice
  • 6-8 large Lettuce Leaves
  • Mash the avocado in a bowl, and to it add all the other ingredients, except the lettuce leaves. Mix thoroughly.
  • On each lettuce leaves, spread 3 tablespoons of this mixture. Wrap the leaves and serve.

Tomato Cups


  • 6 medium Tomatoes
  • ½ small Cucumber
  • 2 sticks Celery
  • 2 Spring Onions
  • 1/2 cup fresh Parsley
  • 1 tbsp fresh Mint
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 2 tsp Kelp
  • 1/2 cup Sunflower Seeds
  • 1 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil (optional)
  • Celtic salt to taste (optional)
  • Cut all the tomatoes in half and then scoop the pulp out.
  • Finely chop all the other ingredients and mix them with the tomato pulp.
  • Fill the tomato halves with this mixture and serve it as a side dish.

Pecan Wild Rice Loaf


  • 3 cups Pecans (soaked for 1 hour)
  • 2 cups Carrots
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper
  • ½ cup Shallot or Onion
  • ½ cup fresh Basil
  • ½ cup fresh Cilantro
  • cup sprouted Mung Beans
  • cup sprouted Wild Rice
  • 2 ½ Lemons (juiced)
  • 1 tsp Curry Powder
  • 1 tsp Coriander Powder
  • ¼ tsp Cayenne
  • Celtic Sea Salt as per taste
  • Form pate of the pecans and carrots by putting them through a power juicer. Put the pate in a bowl and leave it aside.
  • Blend the shallots, basil, cilantro, and the red bell pepper in a food processor. Put the blended ingredients in the pate bowl.
  • Now add the sprouted beans, lemon juice, wild rice and spices. Mix all the ingredients thoroughly and shape it into a loaf.
  • Before serving garnish with halved pecans and bell paper rings.

Carrot Blush


  • 4 Carrots
  • Beet with greens
  • 5 - 6 leaves Romaine or other leaf Lettuce
  • 3 - 4 leaves Spinach
  • Scrub or peel the carrots and cut the beets. Using a juicer, juice all the ingredients and serve fresh.

How to Cite

More from iloveindia.com