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This raw chicken salad recipe gets that chicken-salad-like texture by using raw cashews. This recipe is surprisingly quick to whip up if you have a food processor.
  • Prep Time

    5 min
  • Total Time

    5 min
  • Suggested Servings

    5 servings
  • Shelf Life

    Eat immediately
  • Equipment

Ingredients

Nutrition Facts

Directions

  • 1. Throw everything in a food processor. (Do not use your blender for this.)
  • 2. Process very briefly until your mixture resembles the above photo.
  • 3. You can let this raw recipe sit for half an hour or so to let the flavors combine briefly, but this raw vegan meal does not keep for very long so eat up!
  • 4. Serve as above, in lettuce wraps, in a hollowed out sweet bell pepper, or serve with avocado chunks on top!

The Rawtarian's Thoughts

By The Rawtarian

Raw vegan "chicken salad" recipes don't taste like chicken. Rather, it's their texture that give these raw vegan chicken salads their "chickenness."

This raw chicken salad recipe gets that chicken-salad-like texture by using raw cashews.

In order to make this recipe you need a food processor. And be warned, this recipe should only be food processed for literally just a few seconds (depending on the strength of your food processor) because you want to keep this raw mock chicken salad recipe quite chunky.

In other words, do not overprocess. I like my raw vegan mock chicken salad to be similar in texture to the photo.

Warning: This recipe DOES NOT keep well so you may want to half the sizes if you have a small household. Truly, it's best fresh so plan to eat it all right away.

I love the simplicity of this raw vegan chicken salad recipe. This recipe is also a good contender for substitutions... Just make sure you've got the ratio of  nuts to vegetables as per the above recipe. Do not omit the apple or the cashews, though, because they are integral to the flavor of this delicious, easy raw vegan chicken salad recipe.

Let us know what you think about this recipe in the comments!

Nutrition Overview

B+grade
  • This recipe is very low in Carbohydrates, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is low in Calories.
  • This recipe is a good source of Protein, and Iron.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin E.

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Hi my husband and i have just started eating your yummy recipies and i was just curious, are they meant to just be for one person? the servings are really big and ive been sharing them with the kids, but i was just wonding how many people thy are ment to serve. i dont want to eat to much. my husband can eat the lot :)
Thanks heaps we love your food
Gem

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i have all the ingredients in the processor ready to whirl. gonna stuff it in a pita with avocado and veganaise for a light summer dinner tonite, cuz all of a sudden it's 85* here and who wants to turn on the oven?! hoping its a winner!!

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Hannah, you are on a ROLL! You go girl :)

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absolutely delicious and easy to make!

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Glad you enjoyed, Sarah! :)

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Could you process the nuts and veggies separately then combine later to take for lunch?

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Hi Carol! You could just make it normally in the morning and then take it to work for lunch, it’ll just be a bit soggy and not as good. But still fine. It's up to you!

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Would it last long enough for me to make it in the morning and then not eat it until lunchtime at work?

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Hi Emily! I think this is doable. But no longer than that :)

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This is So delicious ! Thank you for easy and quick raw recipes ! I have recently been backsliding due to lack of time. Now I am back on track, thanks to you !

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Hi Patty! Music to my ears :) Keep that momentum going!

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I really enjoyed this recipe. I wish that I would have made 1/4 the amount because as you mentioned, it did not keep well at all. I ended up replacing celery for radish because that's all I had on hand, it turned out great. I'd make it again but definitely in much smaller portion. Thanks!!!

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The radish would be tasty. Good sub! :)

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Do I see carrots in the pics? I dont see it listed in the ingredients.

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Hi Natascha!

Good point - I recently remade this recipe and replaced the photo. I didn't have celery at the time, so I used carrots instead :)

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amazing, amazing, amazing. i always wow the non-veggies with this dish!

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So glad you're enjoying this one, Heather-Leigh

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Great recipe! I brought it to a potluck dinner last night while others ate pizza. A few tried this and really liked it! One friend even asked for the recipe. I may also halve the nuts next time and add some more veggies as another poster suggested (so I can eat more next time!) ;)

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It's always great when your friends love your recipes!

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I am loving your recipes, but a lot of them contain a lot of nuts and a number of raw foodists suggest not eating more than a handful of nuts a day.. what is your view on this?

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Everything in moderation, Shan :)

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I made this last night and would recommend the following: halve the amount of red onion-this had a very strong onion flavor to it; process all veggies and then add in the remaining ingredients for a 'chunkier' chicken salad, processing everything together and trying to get the veggies chopped turned this into more of a pate. Overall I enjoyed this and look forward of experimenting with flavors-I plan to add curry and raisins next time.

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Thank you for your suggestions, Margaret. Much appreciated.

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How long will this last in the refrigerator? Thanks!

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Hi Teri, to be honest I don't find that this recipe keeps very well, it gets kinda soggy and icky quick. Maybe 24 hrs tops, even that is a bit much. I try to get it eaten right away

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Does lemon juice need to be from a fresh lemon or can bottled juice be used?

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Hi Claire,

Fresh is best, but bottled lemon juice is fine. I keep a bottle on hand myself just in case

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Oh my goooooodness. I just made this and it's sooo dang good. I also made your breakfast bowl recipe, the one that you made a video for. I was in HEAVEN! Had I known eating raw was this good and this simple I wouldn't have been afraid to of tired it. I love that it's teaching me and exposing me to different spices and food's I would have never used or tried. Your Website is so amazing, thank you for all the work you do <3 The recipe did not call for carrot but I added some :) Loved it.

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