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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Pumpkin seed would be just as good! So glad it turned out well for you. I totally agree that green grapes would be lovely. Haven't tried that combo but in my head I know it would be fab! Glad to have you here Monica

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mmmmmmm i loved it alot thank u so much

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My pleasure Marquise :) This is a handy one! I love it for a quick lunch

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Thanks so much...2 recipes in a row are winners...last night it was this salad - and it was delicious. I rather think the avocado on top is a mandatory addition - just finishes the taste, texture combo perfectly...you are making things easy for me...I don't have a dehydrator so I have my eyes out for more dinners like this and the mac and cheese.

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So glad you've made two winners, Natalie! :) xox

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How many does this serve?

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This recipes makes two large portions or three medium portions or four very small portions

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When you use nuts, do you always soak them? And then do you dehydrate them? If so, what temperature?

Thanks!

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I personally don't soak and deydrate because I don't have time . But many raw foodists do recommend this. If you do dehydrate do at 105 degrees

In my recipes, they are all unsoaked unless I specify otherwise

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How long is "not very long"? If I make it in the evening, will it be okay for lunch the following day?

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It will not be as appealing as a leftover. The colors change and it just doesn't keep well.

I recommend eating it RIGHT AWAY.

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So I would say have for lunch and then dinner the same day, after that you will want to throw out

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Absolutely delicious. Halved the recipe for two of us, but wish I hadn't for greedy portions! Followed by your brownies with chocolate icing - the best raw food meal we've eaten so far :-)

I have your best raw crackers in the dehydrator at the mo, and about to put the raw lemon cookies in too (the dough is to die for, so can't wait!) x

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You have been one busy girl! Can you come to my house next?

:)

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((((((Laura-Jane))))))) I just made this. I scaled the recipe down by a fouth, think I went a little heavy on the onion.... Added some Herbamare, and oh my goodness. This is so awesome!!! I am eating it with with some kind of salad/herb mix. I think next time I will try some grapes with it - I love grapes with chicken salad. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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I love grapes with my chicken salad too! They have to be crisp green ones for me :)

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This is delicious!! I am afraid I made too much though. Can this be frozen for a another meal?

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Mmm no, do not freeze. that won't turn out very well.

Try to eat it up - or throw it in the dehydrator if you have one

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Loved this will deffently make it again. I did not have cashews so I used almonds that had been soaked then dehydrated so a bit softer and I really liked

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Yay!

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WOW! This is great. We made this with almonds that had been soaked overnight (didn't have the other nuts on hand) We added 4 small cloves of garlic, fresh parsley, and a dash of cayenne pepper. I can't wait to try the recipe as written. My son (who is in culinary school) and I made this together. My daughter who lives in Oregon had introduced raw eating to all of us. So good knowing you are putting all that goodness into our bodies. Thank you so much for sharing such a great way of life to all of us.

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This looks delicious! Thank you!!! Anika

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You are welcome :)

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I've finally gotten around to making this recipe. The recipe was good as is. Well I'm not a huge fan of onion, so I used 1 small green onion. Then I decide to add a few things to make it taste like my favorite restaurant - curry, raisins (I didn't have cranberries) & a dash of cumin. It was exactly what I was craving, and was still ok for lunch today, nothing weird about it. Yummy!

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Hi Natalie,

I am glad you like it and your substitutions sound really good -especially the curry. :)

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