Did you know that all food tastes better if you dance while you make it?  Seriously, it does.  I don’t make this stuff up.

When there’s a heat wave outside, though, and your moves are smokinnnn inside, it can get a little too hot in the kitchen…

Sometimes it’s smarter to call the raw food back into play.

I experimented last night and used my Green Spaghetti recipe but replaced the pasta with zucchini noodles and used fresh snow peas for a little extra crunch!  I also used only one garlic clove in the pesto, because sometimes it’s nice to dance with vampires.

And the verdict?  WOW, the raw version kicks the cooked version’s butt on the dancefloor!

If you have never tried zucchini noodles before, check out this demo video and prepare to be amazed!  The consistency is delicious and they are the perfect pasta – full of nutrients with none of the fat, simple carbs, or gluten!

Give it a whirl.  I’m pretty confident you won’t be disappointed.  🙂

* Glitter optional but highly recommended. * 

Raw Green Spaghetti
 
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Goodies
  • ½ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ½ cup Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 2 cups fresh Basil leaves
  • 3 tbsp Pine nuts
  • Squeeze of lemon juice
  • 2 large Zucchini
  • 3 handfuls of Snow Peas or Sugar Snap Peas, thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. Blend oil, nutritional yeast, garlic, basil leaves, lemon juice and pine nuts in a food processor or blender until smooth.
  2. Make noodles out of the zucchini by using a mandolin or Julienne vegetable peeler to carefully slice the zucchini lengthwise, starting at one end and ending at the other.  As you work through the zucchini, turn it over and start again on another side, until only the core remains.
  3. Discard zucchini seed cores and place zucchini noodles in a large bowl.
  4. Mix pesto and snow peas with the zucchini noodles.
  5. Season with sea salt & cracked black pepper and enjoy!

 

11 Comments on Raw Green Spaghetti

  1. frugalfeeding
    February 7, 2012 at 9:23 pm (6 years ago)

    Does it? I shall have to give it a pop. This looks yummy.

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  2. Lorraine
    February 8, 2012 at 10:55 am (6 years ago)

    So, zucchini noodles?? Do you cook anything?

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    • vegansparkles
      February 8, 2012 at 1:19 pm (6 years ago)

      Nope, just use a julienne peeler to make zucchini noodles! The consistency is awesome – almost exactly like pasta, but carb and gluten-free and a whole lot healthier! YAY!

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  3. Vanessa
    February 9, 2012 at 10:12 am (6 years ago)

    This looks super yummy! I have a recipe I need to post that I made the other day of zucchini noodles with tomatoes, chick peas, and garlic. Even my husband wanted seconds!

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    • vegansparkles
      February 9, 2012 at 3:16 pm (6 years ago)

      Ooh, that sounds delish! 🙂

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  4. Lala
    February 11, 2012 at 10:47 pm (6 years ago)

    I made this (well, a version of it) and it rocked! Thank you vegansparkles! My Mom wanted to use her food processor to make the noodles so they came out short. She didn’t quite get that we were making NOODLES! Next time we will do it properly but it was still delish! I added tomatoes. I will post it and thank you!

    –We boiled the zucchini noodles for 1-2 minutes. Do you skip that?

    -Lala

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    • vegansparkles
      February 12, 2012 at 1:18 pm (6 years ago)

      Oh, fantastic! It’s so easy once you get the hang of it, isn’t it! It’s a new favourite for us. Yes, I leave the noodles raw and they’re delicious like that – give it a try next time. 🙂

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  5. Mary-Jane
    February 27, 2014 at 11:32 am (4 years ago)

    Pesto-licious… Love this dish. I didn’t have any nutritional yeast but it still worked. Also, along with the zuchhini noodles, I added organic spinach spagetti for the extra texture and the hot and hold combination. yummy… Definitely making this again. Question please Rebecca, how do you get the zuchhini strips so thin, do you cut them first and then slice? Thank you sooo much. 🙂
    MJ

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    • Vegan Sparkles
      February 28, 2014 at 11:36 am (4 years ago)

      I used a julienne peeler for this one, MJ! It has since broken (noooo!) so I’m back to long, flat noodles with my ceramic peeler. One of these days I will invest in a mandoline! 🙂 xx

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  6. H Whittaker (Time2Heal)
    September 19, 2014 at 4:03 pm (3 years ago)

    Sounds delicious – healthy diet is important when wanting to elevate your health.

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