For a satisfying meal that's super easy to make, try out these cannelloni! Thin zucchini slices hug creamy cashew cheese to make scrumptious raw rolls. Serve these on a bed of marinara sauce with a sprinkle of nutritional yeast for a truly unique Italian dinner, snack, or appetizer.

Raw Cannelloni in Marinara Sauce [Vegan]






For the Cannelloni:

  • 3 medium zucchini, cut into thin slices lengthwise
  • 2 cups cashews, soaked for 4 hours and rinsed
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

For the Marinara Sauce:

  • 1 1/2 cup ripe tomato, cut in quarters
  • 3 sun-dried tomatoes, soaked for 4 hours and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 4 tablespoons chopped black olives
  • 1 teaspoon dry oregano
  • Salt, Pepper, and chili flakes, to taste

For the Brazil Nuts Parmesan:

  • 6 Brazil nuts, ground
  • 1/4 teaspoon tamari


To Make the Cannelloni:

  1. Spread zucchini slices in a tray and sprinkle with a little salt and a drizzle of lemon juice. This marinade will make the slices more flexible for when you roll the cannelloni.
  2. In a food processor, blend cashew nuts, lemon juice, nutritional yeast, and salt into a smooth paste.
  3. Lay three zucchini slices side-by-side lengthwise, overlapping a bit to form a rectangle. Shape 2 tablespoons of cashew paste into a cylinder and place at a short end of the rectangle. Starting from filling end, roll zucchini to make the cannelloni. Repeat with remaining zucchini and paste.

To Make the Marinara Sauce:

  1. Blend all the ingredients into a smooth sauce.

To Make the Brazil Nut Parmesan:

  1. Mix ground Brazil nuts with tamari and dehydrate for about 2 hours at 108°F. If you don’t have a dehydrator you can use the oven at the lowest temperature possible.

To Assemble:

  1. Pour some sauce on a plate and place 2 cannelloni at the center. Top with the chopped olives and Brazil nuts parmesan.

Nutritional Information

Total Calories: 2060 | Total Carbs: 113 g | Total Fat: 165 g | Total Protein: 62 g | Total Sodium: 3391 g | Total Sugar: 24 g Note: The information shown is based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.