Zucchini Pasta with Raw Marinara Sauce

Tomorrow will be DAY 10 of going 100% RAW! This experience has been so much easier than I thought! As I said before, I am trying to incorporate creative recipe ideas on this GO RAW journey so here goes the first: Zucchini Pasta with Raw Marinara Sauce. I have never been a huge “pasta person” because I hate the full feeling I always have afterwards but this recipe left me feeling nourished and satisfied!

First, I used a cheese grater to grate the zucchini into angel hair “noodles.” One zucchini makes enough for about one person. Also, it is best to keep your produce unrefrigerated for this recipe so it is not cold to taste.

Now for the Raw Sun-dried Tomato Marinara Sauce (1 serving):

  • 3 cups tomatoes, chopped
  • 1/2 clove garlic
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves loosely packed
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 1 bell pepper
  • 1-2 Medjool date, pitted (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon rosemary, fresh or dried
  • 3 tablespoons sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup cold pressed olive oil (I left this one out)
Instructions:
  • Blend everything except sun-dried tomatoes until smooth. Add the sun-dried tomatoes last and blend again. The sun-dried tomatoes will absorb excess moisture and thicken the sauce. It takes some trial and error to get the right consistency on this one!

**Even if you are not going RAW per say, you can always try using these fresh zucchini noodles instead of your typical white flour noodle and using your own marinara sauce! I was pleasantly surprised by how good the zucchini noodles tasted! You can even grate up some fresh yellow summer squash and carrots to add into this recipe for a tasty trio of “noodles.”

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4 Comments

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4 responses to “Zucchini Pasta with Raw Marinara Sauce

  1. Glad your journey is going well! Thanks for the juice recipes!

  2. We are definitely going to try this when our produce box has zucchini! Will be great in the summer when it is hot outside!

  3. This might sound silly, but how exactly do you make the pasta with a cheese grate? I am always looking for great alternatives to the sugar and starch.

    Thanks

    • I have one of those cheese graters with various hole sizes on it and I just slid the zucchini alongside it just like you would do if you’re grating cheese! If you have a julienne tool that would work best too! 🙂

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