Recipe: healthy chocolate salami (vegan, raw, sugar-free)

Have you ever heard about a dessert called chocolate salami? It is a typical raw cake from the Portuguese cuisine.

This year I decided to try to come up with a healthy version of this dessert, which I now would love to share with you! With this salami, I promise you don’t have to feel guilty in any way for eating eat! Quite on the opposite as it only contains super healthy ingredients!

I want to share now this recipe with you as we are almost in Christmas and I thought this would be a really good dessert to make in this season!

Besides being super healthy it’s also super tasty and easy to make!

In this recipe, you can either use 100% cacao powder or carob powder. I know some people who cannot eat cacao so replacing it with carob would be a great option. Actually, for these photos, I made the recipe with only carob powder (it really does look like chocolate), but both work, so just chose what you prefer.

Also, I know many people who don’t like to eat the “typical” chocolate salami because it contains raw eggs. In this recipe, I use chia seeds with water as an egg substitute – it totally works!

Try it for yourself and let me know your thoughts 🙂


Preparation time: 20-30 minutes


– 200g organic almonds (on or or

– 100g extra-virgin organic coconut oil (on or

– 80-100g organic dates (depending if you want it sweet or very sweet 🙂 ) (in or or

– 1 tablespoon organic chia seeds (in or or

– 5 tablespoons water

– 50g of 100% organic cacao powder (in or or or organic carob powder (in or or

– a pinch of salt



1.Soak the dates for at least 1-2h and the almonds for at least 8h.

2. Transfer the dates’ soaking water to a bowl. You will use 5 tablespoons of this soaking water to add to the recipe.

3. Rinse the almonds.

4. Add the dates, coconut oil, chia seeds, water and carob/cacao to a food processor and blend everything well.

5. Add the almonds and blend (but not too much as it’s nice if there are almond pieces in the final mixture).

6. Transfer the mixture to a baking paper (don’t use aluminium, please!) and roll it to make a salami shape.

7. Put it in the fridge during some hours (if possible, overnight).

8.  Remove the paper, cut it in slices, serve and enjoy! 🙂

What do you think about this recipe?

Have you tried doing a healthy chocolate salami before? Which ingredients did you use? Let me know in the comments below!


Live healthy 🙂


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