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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I really enjoyed this! This is officially my first Rawtarian recipe, Thanks!

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Hi Lisa! So glad you enjoyed. You picked a great one to start with!

What's next on your agenda? :)

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I made this for my husband's lunch today and it was yummy. We've been transitioning to veganism because of serious health concerns and it's taking time to find recipes we like. I sure hope he comes home today saying he liked this because I loved it. BTW, I substituted macadamia nuts for the cashews.

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Hi Alba - hope your DH liked?!

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Hi there! My boyfriend cannot eat cucumbers nor red pepper. Can you suggest a substitution veggie to put in there? I so much want to try this recipe!

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Hi Isabelle, you can use zucchini instead of the cuke : )

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I just made it with a bit of substitution red pepper for cucumber as i have no ccmber in the house. Excellent! Your meals rock. You make me want to cook.

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Hi Debbie! Nice sub. Glad I make you want to uncook ;)

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Waaaaahht??? This actually tastes like chicken salad I'm stumped!! Laura between your site and juicemaster I have totally changed the way I eat and ultimately live, this is the 1st savory recipe I've tried but it will not be the last!! Amazing!!

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

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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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How was it, Suzi?

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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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Hi Gem, Great question.

The servings, in general, are for 1 person. However, the plan is constructed so that there will be plenty of leftovers to allow the meals to spill over as snacks, meals the next day, etc. Better too little than too much as we don't want you to go hungry :)

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This was an awesome meal! I used almonds instead of pecans, because that's what I had and I added carrots and red pepper. It had no chance of keeping too long!

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Hi Lizzy,

Those sound like excellent substitutions. I am so glad you enjoyed!

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Hi, I loved the recipe. I was wondering how long it will keep in the fridge. Keep up the great work, thanks. (o:

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Hi Andy, in my experience this recipe doesn't keep well at all. An hour or so - and  then it's just a wilty soggy disappointment.  So you don't really want to have any leftovers :)

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I completely understand that this is a raw recipe site, and I am attempting to commit to a raw diet, but with a teenager, a toddler and the winter months it can be challenging. This chicken salad was great, (here's the not so raw diet part) left-overs make for a great burger. Molded and cooked in a little sunflower oil topped with macadamia mayo, avocado and kale... so tasty! Thanks for the amazing resource!!!

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Hi Nicky, sounds like you are on the right track. We all need balance in our lives and to find what's going to work for us today.  Your idea is fascinating! I wonder if I could try to add some ground flax and dehydrate my leftovers for a raw veg burger. You are getting my creative juices flowing :)

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I've toyed with the idea of raw food eating for a while. We have a great vegan/raw restaurant nearby and i love thir raw desserts. This was the first recipe of yours I tried, so impressed! Really delicious. I'll definitely be trying more, thank you so much for keeping it simple and not at all intimidating.

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Glad to have you here and that you are enjoying raw so far Lizzy :)

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What would be a good sub. For the cashews. My dad can't have them.

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Hi Holly, you could try almonds or macadamia nuts, although neither will be the same as the cashews

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oh WOW...I've tried some of your "baked" goods (the lemon squares are amazing), but this was my first attempt at a main course. I didn't have any sunflower seeds handy, so I subbed in some pumpkin seeds. So yummy! I served mine on a bed of baby spinach topped with avocado chunks. I can't wait to try making this again! (and as for another commenter suggesting serving this with grapes - I think green grapes with this would be delicious and will try it out next time!)

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