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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Had this for dinner tonight rolled up in Romaine leaves. Super Tasty! I'm not a big fan of dill so I used Mrs. Dash Garlic and Herb seasoning. That's what I used to put in regular chicken salad back when I ate meat still. Thanks for the recipe!

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But how can you not love dill?? Lol. I love it, it's one of my faves. :) But I do understand. We all have our preferences. That's one of the nice things about understanding more about making food from scratch -- we can suit them to our tastes :)

Bye for now Hilary!

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First, my wife and I love your site and have tried several recipes and liked them all. Thanks so much for your effort in doing this.

Second, I made the chic salad tonight and it was ok, but kind of bland for my taste. So, I'm writing to see if you have any suggestions? Also, my chic salad turned out grey rather than the beautiful fried rice color that yours has in the photo? Is there something else you added to create the color because mine was decidedly icky blah colored.

Again, thanks for your work and we really learn a lot from you.

Warmly,
Vince

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Hi Vince,

Funnily enough, I actually like the taste of this on its own without too many additions. It's important to use a really nice, crisp apple because that'll give it a nice sweetness. I like to use crisp Gala apples.

Re: color, did you soak your cashews first?

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are the nuts supposed to be soaked first? if so, how long for?

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Hi Dawn, no, it is not necessary to soak the cashews :)

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I just found your site through whole food for the whole family and am loving that you specify which recipes NEED a food processor. I don't have a large one yet but that way I don't try it in the blender and get stressed. :) I'm loving your recipes!

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Great to meet you Angela! Yes, whether you make it in a food processor or a Vitamix can make a big difference so it's important to make the right equipment.

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Just wondering about the nutritional facts. Thank You, Kim

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I don't tend to keep nutritional facts on hand, Kim. Feel free to Google 'em.

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Tried it. very tasty. Thanks :-)

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Glad it tickled your fancy :)

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