Mostly Raw Zucchini Pasta

in Vegetarian, Yummy Eats

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.

 

Pasta Ingredients:
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!

 

Enjoy!

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Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat June 16, 2012 at 10:30 PM

Hey laura!
looks like you’re my spiralizer twin! i’ve got the same one and love it to bits. like you, i’ve been known to consume inordinate amounts of zucchini in noodle form! i love doing it up in the way you described, as well as with a peanutty sauce that I came up with. happy spiralizing!

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