Recipe 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

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.

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.

If you don't have a celery stalk, try 1/2 cup roughly chopped carrots instead.

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.

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

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Nutrition Facts

Nutritional score: 79 out of 100
  • This recipe is very low in Carbohydrates, and Sodium.
  • This recipe is low in Calories.
  • This recipe is a good source of Protein, Iron, Vitamin B6, and Vitamin E.
  • This recipe is a noteworthy source of Dietary Fiber.

Amounts per 136 g (5 oz) suggested serving

NameAmount% Daily
Calories 363 15 %
Protein 9 g 16 %
Fat 32 g 40 %
Carbohydrates 16 g 5 %
Dietary Fiber 4 g 14 %
Sugars 5 g
Calcium 48 mg 5 %
Iron 3 mg 23 %
Sodium 43 mg 2 %
Source: The Rawtarian, USDA

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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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Shannon Erskine's Review

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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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Heather-Leigh Logan's Review

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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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Margaret's Review

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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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Hi Hannah, so glad you have seen the light! . I am honored to have you here with me.

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Your "chicken salad" looks dee-lish!

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Fabulous taste & a super quick time to prepare. Absolute winner for my first recipe from your ap- looking forward to many more

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Hi Jacki, you picked a good one! What's up next for you? Made any desserts yet? :)

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This raw chicken salad recipe is fantastic!! My young daughter also enjoyed it! :) Next time no onions for her. :) LOVE IT!! :)

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Hi Sandra,

So glad you and your daughter enjoyed.

Glad to have you here :)

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