12 Raw Food Recipes – Cucumber Salad With Dill

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You will love these raw food recipes! The raw food diet includes uncooked, unprocessed, mostly organic foods. Main ingredients of the diet include raw fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and sprouted grains. Some people also eat unpasteurized dairy foods, raw eggs, meat, and fish. Why would someone want to use raw food recipes? Many people believe that when food is heated it destroys its nutrients and natural enzymes. Since enzymes boost digestion and fight chronic disease, it is best to eat as many as possible. Many raw foodists believe that following a raw food diet can clear up headaches and allergies. This is a sponsored opportunity with Foodie.com.

Raw Food Recipe Cucumber Salad with Dill

Raw Food Recipes

While Marty and I do not follow a raw food diet exclusively, I do try to eat as many foods as possible in their raw, unprocessed form. I’m not into eating meat and eggs in their raw state but we do use raw organic milk and cheeses made from raw organic milk rather than the pasteurized variety. Another added benefit of following the raw food diet is that the diet tends to be lower in calories than the standard American diet. A plate of raw broccoli is much healthier than broccoli that has been steamed and covered in a cheese sauce. It’s also easier to prepare and doesn’t heat up the kitchen in the summer.

sliced cucumbers

I’ve collected several raw food recipes in the collection above for you to try this summer. Many are fairly traditional foods you may already be eating. Just remember that to keep them as raw food recipes, you must not add things that have been heated/cooked so be careful of salad dressings and other sauces. I’m sharing a delicious cucumber salad with dill recipe that we enjoy every summer.  I always have cucumbers growing in the garden so it’s a great way to use up those extras. My cucumbers aren’t up yet this year so I had to buy a few organic from the store.

Yields 4

Serves 4 cups

Cucumber Salad With Dill

1 hr, 15 Prep Time

1 hr, 15 Total Time

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  • 4 cups very thinly sliced organic cucumbers
  • 1/2 cup fresh chopped dill
  • 1/2 cup chopped chives
  • 1/2 cup very thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
  • 2 tbsp freshly chopped mint
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt


  1. Slice the cucumbers and the red onion. I used my food processor.
  2. Toss the remaining ingredients together.
  3. Refrigerate for at least an hour to let the flavors meld.
  4. Serve.

12 Raw Food Recipes and an Cucumber Salad With Dill

Here are a few more easy raw food recipes to try:

  1. Raw vegan matcha brownies
  2. Chocolate raspberry tart
  3. Colorful zucchini pasta
  4. Raw vegan pad thai
  5. Raw pumpkin seed pesto
  6. Cucumber noodles in peanut sauce
  7. Raw veggie burger with sunflower bread
  8. Raw zucchini noodles and veggies
  9. Mango avocado salsa
  10. Pumpkin seed and garlic pasta
  11. Asian cucumber sesame salad

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  1. Laura (Lauras Little House Tips) says
    I love the simplicity and the marriage of flavors. Light and Healthy is the way I try to feed my family all the time. I can't wait to try this over the weekend. Thank you for sharing.
  2. Judee@ Gluten Free A-Z Blog says
    It doesn't get easier than this! I love the variety of fresh herbs with the refreshing cucumbers. A nice low calorie, low carb side . I've got a yard full of mint- I think I'll make this today.. thanks
  3. Carole from Carole's Chatter says
    Lovely use of cucumbers. I do hope you'll bring it on over to Food on Friday: Cucumbers. Cheers from Carole's Chatter
  4. Robyn @ simply fresh dinners says
    Hi Ellen. What a great looking salad! It seems to be so much easier to stick to a raw food diet in the summer and I'm loving all the fresh produce finally available. Visiting from Weekend Wind-Down - a pleasure to find your lovely blog.
    • Ellen Christian says
      Thanks so much, Robyn! I agree, the fresh produce is one of my favorite parts of summer. Appreciate the visit & love the recipes on your site!
  5. Miz Helen says
    I just love your Cucumber Salad, we will really enjoy this. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday and come back soon! Miz Helen
  6. Sarah Coenen says
    I made this over the weekend.  It was DELICIOUS!!!!  I love cucumber salad.  Sweet, salty and crunchy; perfect! 
  7. This sounds yummy. I love cucumbers, especially in summer. They are so refreshing to eat.
  8. Oooh, this looks yummy. I will have to try this soon.


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