So, one day I came across a post at Love Veggies & Yoga for raw pasta. She used a spiral slicer for her zucchini pasta and the second I saw the results I knew I would one day have my very own. It didn’t matter that you can still get great results with a $5 veg peeler…nope I wanted the uber cool one. So last week I bought me one and it’s been a week of zucchini heaven since.
This is seriously THE MOST fun you’ll ever have with a zucchini!
There are 3 different blades- i’ve only tried this one so far.
I am slightly embarrassed to tell you that I went a little crazy and ate 7 zucchini’s all to myself but I like to think I did it as a sacrifice to find the perfect recipe to share with you… it helps me sleep better knowing I can justify it
So what did I make you ask… this is a pretty simple recipe that was based on a recipe I found at Bonzai Aphrodite I made a couple little adjustments and viola! Magic was made.
1 zucchini per person (unless you are like me and then possibly 2 per person)
1 red bell pepper, chopped
Sauce Ingredients: (will make lots for yummy leftovers!)
2 cups chopped tomatoes (I’m not typically a huge fan so I can’t tell which ones are best, I say just use what you have)
1/2 cup cashews, soaked
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 half can of organic tomato paste- I used Muir Glen (ok, ok I know this isn’t raw but the original called for sun dried tomatoes and I didn’t have any…i’m sorry)
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
1 teaspoon dry Italian herbs (i used oregano, thyme and basil)
1/4 teaspoon salt
2-4 cloves garlic
juice of half a lemon
Once you have spiralized or peeled your zucchini soak it in some cold water for about 1/2 hour- I found that this softened it up a bit without having to cook it. Drain it and let it sit for about another 1/2 hour (you can put into a strainer over the sink to drain as well)
Meanwhile, put all the sauce ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
Add zucchini and chopped pepper to a bowl and pour on the sauce. I found that the sauce got very watery so I kept stirring it up.
I am obsessed with this. It’s even Mother-in-Law approved!!!
I can’t wait to try out my spiralizer with different veggies…it’s going to be a fun summer in our kitchen!