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Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars (Paleo, Vegan)

These are the best paleo and vegan Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars, made with simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps. Skip the oven for a yummy frozen summer treat!

Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars (Paleo, Vegan)

Hello to strawberry season! I love it. Berries are my favorite, and I love to use them in desserts. I find that berry treats are usually low in sugar and so refreshing and delicious, and the same applies to these paleo and vegan Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars.

These bars are perfect for the summer because you don’t have to turn on the oven and everything is “made” in the freezer. All you really need is a high powered blender to make the different components of the cheesecake, and the result is a yummy frozen treat that’s creamy and decadent. It honestly tastes like ice cream cake to me!

Made without even a hint of gluten or dairy, the sturdy and crumbly crust is made with mixture of pecans and dates, and the cheesecake filling is made with combination of soaked cashews, strawberries, coconut milk, and maple syrup. So yummy!

Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars (Paleo, Vegan)Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars (Paleo, Vegan)

This Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars recipe is coming to you as part of the #strawberriesarethejam celebration held by myself and my Instagram friends, to give you some inspiration on using strawberries in your kitchen in a variety of ways. There are over 90 of us participating, each sharing a strawberry recipe that’s delicious, unique, and fun.

Here are some of the other bloggers’ creations who are taking part in this celebration:

Square Meal Round Table’s Roasted Balsamic Strawberry Pavlova
The Cooking of Joy’s Strawberry Matcha Cream Cheese Tart
This Healthy Table’s Strawberry Tahini Shortcake
Flours in Your Hair’s Strawberry Milk Donuts
The Wood and Spoon’s Strawberry Icebox Pie
Smart in the Kitchen’s Rustic Strawberry Galette
The Herb and Spoon’s Strawberry-Jam Filled Brioche Donuts
Better with Biscuit’s Strawberry Cobbler
My Kitchen Love’s Strawberry Rhubarb Tart
Sift and Simmer’s Rose Strawberry Hibiscus Mille Crepe Cake
A Modest Feast’s Greek Yogurt With Crispy Quinoa and Roasted Strawberries
Hola Jalapeno’s Strawberry Pink Peppercorn Margarita
Worthy Pause’s Strawberry-Basil Shrub Cocktail
Hot Dishing It Out’s Panna Cotta with Strawberry Jelly
Figs & Flour’s Shrimp Tacos with Strawberry Apricot Salsa
Pie Girl Bakes’ Strawberry Ginger Pie
Crumb Top Baking’s Strawberry Chia Jam Oat Bars
The Gourmandise School’s Strawberry Pistachio Salad
Tiny Kitchen Caper’s Strawberries and Cream Pound Cake
Cook Til Delicious’ Mini Chocolate Cake with Strawberry Ganache
Something New For Dinner’s Watermelon, Tomato and Strawberry Salad with Burrata
A Spicy Perspective’s Fresh Strawberry Yogurt Cake
Easy and Delish’s Strawberry Brigadeiros
Plays Well with Butter’s Strawberry Salad with Goat Cheese, Grilled Chicken, & Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette
Katherine in Brooklyn’s Roasted Strawberry Balsamic Ice Cream
Sugar Salt Magic’s Strawberry Mousse Tart
The Healthy Sins’ Coconut Flour Crepes Topped with Fresh Strawberries and Coconut Yogurt
Lemon Thyme and Ginger’s Strawberry Basil No Churn Ice Cream
Jessie Sheehan Bakes’ Strawberry Basil Turnovers
Bavette Meat & Provisions’ Pickled Green Strawberries
Rezel Kealoha’s Apple Cider Rose Poached Strawberries with Thyme Flowers
Made from Scratch’s Roasted Strawberry and Basil Ice Cream
Eat Cho Food’s Strawberry Basil Glazed Donuts
What’s Karen Cooking’s Strawberry Eton Mess
More Icing Than Cake’s Strawberry, Balsamic & Black Pepper Babka
Well Seasoned Studio’s Classic Vanilla Layer Cake with Mascarpone Buttercream and Fresh Strawberries
Farm & Coast Cookery’s Strawberry & Thyme Shortcake
Marianne Cooks’ Strawberry Madeleines
Clean Plate Club’s Mini Strawberry Bundt Cakes with Lemon Glaze
My Berkeley Kitchen’s Strawberry Kale Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
The Cinnaman’s Rose Hibiscus Strawberry Icebox Pie
Prickly Fresh’s Strawberry Burrata Kale Salad with Pistachio & Lemon Vinaigrette
Maren Ellingboe’s Angel Food Cake with Whipped Cream & Strawberries
Baking the Goods’ Mini Strawberry Lemon Cupcakes
Fufu’s Kitchen’s Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream Sandwiches
What Annie’s Eating’s Vegan Strawberry + Basil Ice Cream
Katie Bird Bakes’ Strawberry Crumble Bars
Cosette’s Kitchen’s Strawberry Shortcake
Blossom to Stem’s Strawberry Pavlova with Mezcal and Lime
Babby Girl Yum’s Strawberry Spinach Almond Salad
It’s a Veg World After All’s Butter Lettuce Strawberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing
Le Petite Eats’ Strawberry Orange Blossom Tartlets

Wanna join in on the fun? Just use the hashtag #strawberriesarethejam on Instagram to share your strawberry creations. I’m excited to see what you come up with!

Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars (Paleo, Vegan) Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars (Paleo, Vegan)

Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars (Paleo, Vegan)

Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 16 bars
Calories: 172 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This is the best paleo and vegan Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars, made with simple ingredients and easy-to-follow steps. Skip the oven for a yummy frozen summer treat!

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Ingredients

Pecan Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups raw pecans
  • 3 pitted dates
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt

Cheesecake Filling

  • 1 1/2 cups raw cashews soaked for at least 4 hours and drained
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped strawberries
  • 1/3 cup full fat coconut milk or any other non dairy milk of your choice
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup or more, to taste
  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Optional: Sliced strawberries for topping

Instructions

  1. Line an 8x8 pan with parchment paper.

  2. Place all ingredients for the pecan crust in a food processor and blend just until it becomes a sticky dough. 

  3. Press the dough into an even flat layer on the prepared pan. 

  4. Transfer to the freezer while you make the cheesecake filling. 

  5. Combine all ingredients for the filling, except sliced strawberries, in a high powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy. 

  6. Taste to add more maple syrup if you prefer. 

  7. Take the out pan from the freezer, and pour the filling mixture over the crust.

  8. Use a spatula to flatten out the filling in an even layer. 

  9. If using, add sliced strawberries on top of the filling. 

  10. Freeze for at least 4 hours or until firm.

  11. Remove from the freezer and let it thaw for 5 minutes before slicing into 16 squares with a sharp knife. 

  12. Store in the freezer for up to 2 weeks, and thaw at room temperature for 5-10 minutes before serving. 

Nutrition Facts
Strawberry No Bake Cheesecake Bars (Paleo, Vegan)
Amount Per Serving (1 bar)
Calories 172 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Sodium 29mg 1%
Potassium 157mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 4g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 0.1%
Vitamin C 10.7%
Calcium 1.4%
Iron 7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Roasted Greek Salad (Paleo, Whole30, Vegan)

This paleo, Whole30, and vegan Roasted Greek Salad is so vibrant and healthy with various yummy vegetables, and it’s the perfect dish to bring to a picnic or a potluck! 

Roasted Greek Salad Paleo Whole30 Vegan

You know what food makes me feel the best? A Hugh Jass salad with all the vegetables with a generous dose of healthy fats. Then add a yummy protein like chicken, steak, or salmon and that’s a perfect meal to me.

Recently, I’ve been way more into roasted vegetables than raw ones because they are easier to digest and they are so much tastier to me. Roasted veggies also last so much longer if you have leftovers in the fridge without wilting down like fresh ones, and cooking up a big batch once to eat throughout the week makes it so much easier to get in my daily dose of vegetables. That’s what got me making this Roasted Greek Salad, and the combination of various vegetables in this recipe tastes divine coated in some lemony Greek-inspired dressing.

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I mean… how gorgeous is this assortment of nature’s candy? This is definitely my version of “eat the rainbow.” After you roast most of the veggies, you then add in olives, cucumber, and the dressing, and mix them all together. So many delicious flavors and textures in one dish!

This Roasted Greek Salad also tastes better the longer it sits after the flavor has some time to build, so it’s great for bringing to a picnic or a potluck. It’s also great for batch cooking and eating throughout the week. I’ve been pretty busy these day, so having this salad for leftovers as an easy side has been such a lifesaver!

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Paleo Roasted Greek Salad

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 104 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This paleo, Whole30, and vegan Roasted Greek Salad is so vibrant and healthy with various yummy vegetables, and it's the perfect dish to bring to a picnic or a potluck! 

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Ingredients

  • 1 bunch of asparagus tough ends trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1 red onion sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1 red bell pepper cored and chopped
  • 1 tbsp avocado oil or coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup kalamata olives
  • 1 cup cubed cucumber

Dressing

  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt plus more to taste
  • 1/4 tsp ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 

  2. Place asparagus, onion, cherry tomatoes, and red bell pepper on a baking sheet. 

  3. Add avocado oil and toss together to coat.

  4. Lay the vegetables in an even layer and roast for 20 minutes, stirring them halfway through. 

  5. While the vegetables are roasting, combine all ingredients for the dressing in a mason jar. 

  6. Screw on the lid and shake vigorously until emulsified. Set aside. 

  7. Once the vegetables are done cooking, transfer them to a large mixing bowl. 

  8. Add kalamata olives and cucumbers. 

  9. Pour the dressing over the vegetables and toss together until combined. Add more salt if needed.

  10. Serve at room temperature. 

Nutrition Facts
Paleo Roasted Greek Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 104 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 384mg 16%
Potassium 179mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 17.3%
Vitamin C 46.2%
Calcium 1.9%
Iron 2.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Avocado Key Lime Pudding with Crunchy Crumble Topping (Paleo, Vegan)

This sweet and tart Avocado Key Lime Pudding is full of good-for-you ingredients and the smooth texture is so delicious with the crunchy crumble nut topping!

Avocado Key Lime Pudding Paleo Vegan

When it comes to desserts, I absolutely love the ones that are citrus flavored. There’s something so refreshing and delicious about how tart and sour fruits taste when sweetened, and I make sure to make my Lemon Bars every Spring and Summer because I love them so much. So when I saw some cute tiny key limes at the grocery store the other day, I stocked up so I can make a special treat to welcome the warmer months.

This Avocado Key Lime Pudding might be another new favorite of mine, and it’s almost like a deconstructed key lime pie. The creamy and decadent pudding made with avocados is kind of like the pie filling, and the nutty crumble topping adds the crunch factor of a crust. It’s such a delicious combination of flavors that I just can’t get enough of.

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Of course, the topping is completely optional if you just want to enjoy the smooth and velvety Avocado Key Lime Pudding on its own. I personally love the texture combo of the two together and I think it’s totally worth the extra effort of making the topping in the oven.

This is also a great treat to make for a picnic or an outdoor get-together since both the pudding and the topping can be made in advance. Because of the addition of the key lime juice and zest, the color of the pudding will stay green and vibrant for several hours if kept cold in an airtight container. Just add the topping right before serving so it stays nice and crunchy!

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Avocado Key Lime Pudding Paleo Vegan

Avocado Key Lime Pudding

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 395 kcal
Author: Jean Choi

This sweet and tart Avocado Key Lime Pudding is full of good-for-you ingredients and the smooth texture is so delicious with the crunchy crumble nut topping!

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Ingredients

Key Lime Pudding

Crumble Topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. 

  2. While the oven is heating up, place all ingredients for the key lime pudding in a high powered blender and blend until smooth and creamy. Taste and add more maple syrup if preferred.

  3. Divide the pudding between 2 bowls and place in the refrigerator. 

  4. Grease a shallow baking dish with coconut oil.

  5. Combine all ingredients for the crumble topping and spread out on the baking dish.

  6. Bake for 10 minutes, stirring halfway through.

  7. Cool for 5 minutes. 

  8. When ready to serve, remove the key lime pudding from the refrigerator, and sprinkle the crumble topping over the pudding. 

  9. Serve cold.

Nutrition Facts
Avocado Key Lime Pudding
Amount Per Serving (1 pudding)
Calories 395 Calories from Fat 396
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 44g 68%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Sodium 47mg 2%
Potassium 1051mg 30%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 15g 60%
Sugars 7g
Protein 7g 14%
Vitamin A 5.9%
Vitamin C 29.8%
Calcium 4.9%
Iron 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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