Ok - take a guess (and no cheating!). What's this made with? Hint, hint - it's raw. :)
Yesterday Day 1 of 14 went pretty well! Thanks to each of you who left a sweet comment to spur me on! I already eat a lot of raw food, but I do
This recipe far surpassed my wildest imaginations! Here's the recipe for you brave souls. :)
Raw Zucchini Spagetti
4 medium sized organic zucchini
2 cups fresh basil
2 cloves garlic
1/3 cup nutritional yeast (I used Kal's vegan/raw/non GMO version)
juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup olive oil (organic, if possible)
salt/pepper, to taste
There are a couple of ways you can shred the zucchini to make it look like pasta. :) You can use a hand crank (like I did) or a julienne peeler (visit Angie's blog for tutorial).
Directions for Zucchini
Wash and peel zucchini. Shred, whatever method you prefer. :) Set aside.
Wash basil, pat dry. In a food processor (or blender), pulse 2 cloves fresh minced garlic, nutritional yeast, and lemon juice. Add olive oil. Pulse until thoroughly blended. Toss w/ your zucchini pasta and serve with a garnish of fresh basil and tomato slices. Enjoy!
I am really surprised at how delicious raw zucchini tastes (add the pesto in there and you've go - bam!). I think it really has a lot to with the individual zucchinis themselves. Go for the hard and firm ones versus the soft and mealy. And, don't worry - if you happen to make this mistake you will quickly realize what you did and never do that again. :p
If you'd prefer marinara sauce over pesto you can check out this link from Culinary Adventures in the Kitchen! I've never tried it, but it looks good!
So, I'm raw and running at the moments, folks. hehe! Just over a 3 and a 1/2 mile run this morning. :) Have a great day!!!!
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What was your first guess at ingredients when you saw the top picture?
Would you give zucchini spaghetti a taste?
How far did you go on your last run?