Raw Pasta

Raw Pasta is something that I go back to over and over again because it’s so simple to make, incredibly delicious and nutritious.  I’m half Italian and half Irish and grew up with lots of pasta around. I no longer eat traditional pasta because it always leaves me with that “heavy” feeling. Raw pasta on the other hand, tricks your mind and stomach completely.  It’s 100 percent veggie yet filling without leaving you feeling “stuffed”.
I make it all the time using different veggie combinations.  Zucchini is my number one choice, but I like to mix it up and use daikon, yellow squash, cucumber, beets and anything else that comes to mind.
 
The spiral slicer that I use is a must have!  I’ve had mine for almost 2 years and I use it weekly.  
 
Here is a super basic and simple  – easy to make pasta dish and ANYONE can make this in just minutes.  All you need are some veggies, and a spiral slicer.

 

That white contraption above is a spiral slicer.  It comes with three different blade sizes so you can make veggies into angel hair, thick noodles or thin noodle slices.  I rinsed and peeled a zucchini, cut the ends off, and placed it on the spiral slicer.  Crank the handle and it shoots out of the holes in the blade into a pile of pasta like strands!  I did the same thing with one diakon (which produced the white noodles). Pretty awesome.
 
Once you have your bowl of Raw pasta, you can make the most simple dressing:
 
 
Sea salt, ground pepper and lemon juice.  Add it according to you personal tastes, and then add a drizzle of organic extra virgin olive oil to the dish as well. 
 
 
 
 
It’s that simple.
 
Now you have your basic raw pasta.  You can enjoy it just like this, or you can add toppings: diced cucumber, tomato, sundried tomatoes, cilantro, pine nuts, basil, cranberries, kiwi, bell peppers, sweet potatoes, beets, asparagus, etc.
 
You can also top this with some organic marinara, garlic and brazil nut parmesan (made from combining raw brazil nuts, sea salt and garlic in a food processor)
 
Get creative, have fun and make it your own!  This is one dish I will always enjoy.
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Bon Appetit!

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