Raw Food Diet: Cheesy Broccoli Recipe

Raw Cheesy Broccoli Recipe
Photo: Courtesy of Matt Amsden

By Matt Amsden, author of RAWvolution: Gourmet Living Cuisine and chef and founder of Rawvolution, a raw food delivery service.

Going raw doesn’t mean you have to skip out on mouthwatering flavor. In this raw food diet-approved recipe, cashews, turmeric and nutritional yeast make a creamy vegan-friendly cheese that’s loaded with vitamins and antioxidants. Toss the broccoli with the cheese sauce, and you’ve got yourself a super quick side dish with your dinner. Want to learn more about the raw food diet? Check out everything you need to know here.

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Raw Cheesy Broccoli Recipe

Serves 2


 For the broccoli:

3 cups broccoli florets and matchstick-cut broccoli stems

For the cheese sauce:

1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup pure water
1 cup raw cashews
1/4 cup chopped red bell pepper
1/3 teaspoon turmeric
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
2 teaspoons nutritional yeast


  1. In a high-speed blender, combine all of the cheese sauce ingredients and blend the mixture until smooth.
  2. In a mixing bowl, toss broccoli with the cheese sauce until it’s evenly coated.

For more healthy, no-bake recipes, check out these delicious salad and toast recipes.

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