Zucchini Pasta with Avocado and Herbs Pesto

DSC05224Boy do I love pasta, but since I discovered that pasta (due to gluten) can contribute to hypothyroidism, I’ve had to limit myself either to gluten-free pasta made with brown rice OR experiment with new raw pasta recipes.  And raw pasta recipes are definitely not an issue, especially since I love raw foods!  😛

Now, when I came across several raw pasta recipes, I was in disbelief!  With some quick research, I learned of this tool which can be used to create raw pasta!  Who would’ve thought! This tool is a spiral slicer which is used to make the raw pasta.  It’s super easy and takes only minutes!

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Now the end result itself was just absolutely delicious!  We’re talking creamy, flavorful, delightful to the palate pasta!  The pasta was so satisfying, so delicious that even my 12 year old and 10 year old were in disbelief at how amazing this was!  They couldn’t even believe that this was raw, let alone made with zucchini!  Who says healthy food can’t taste good?  I urge you to give this recipe a shot and let me know what you think  Your body will absolutely love you for this! 😛

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Ingredients:

  • 2 to 3 zucchinis
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1 handful each of fresh basil, cilantro and parsley
  • 1/4 cup of truly sun dried tomatoes not in oil, chopped (optional)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • a pinch of sea salt, to taste
  1. Use a spiral slicer to make noodles out of the zucchini.
  2. Sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt and toss to coat.
  3. Place on some paper towels and allow the water to drain while you prepare the sauce.  This can be done for a few hours at room temperature (I did it for 1.5 hours but my house is very warm).
  4. Combine the avocado, herbs, garlic, lemon juice, and a pinch of sea salt in a food processor and process until smooth.
  5. Once the noodles are dry and soft, toss with the sauce.
  6. Add the sun dried tomatoes and toss once more.
  7. Topped with some fresh parsley, serve and enjoy!

Source:

Raw Guru, http://www.rawguru.com/raw-food-recipes/avocado-and-herb-pesto-with-zoodles.html.html

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About Sunita Sukhraj

I'm a software quality engineer, mother, model, mentor and philanthropist who has a thirst for arts, writing, Latin dancing, healthy organic vegetarian cooking (especially raw foods and desserts), spirituality, socializing and just enjoying life! I believe in the mind-body-soul connection; fill your mind with positive thoughts, feed your body healthy natural foods, and fulfill your soul's purpose with truth and love. These will help create balance in your life which in turn, will help foster humanity. Live life passionately, laugh often and love unconditionally but more importantly, live in unity with love!
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2 Responses to Zucchini Pasta with Avocado and Herbs Pesto

  1. K says:

    This was delicious 🙂 I also added some spanish olives. Really nice with the blend of herbs, and it’s a great idea to use the paper towels, last time I tried to make a raw zucchini noodles water just kept coming out and ruining the dish so thanks for this.

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