Raw vegetable pasta dishes vary greatly, perhaps even more so than their cooked counterparts. These raw pastas are made from zucchini or sea spaghetti. I do not recommend the use of kelp noodles as they are very processed and I don’t feel they’re a healthy food choice. The zucchini can be spiralized with special spiralizing tools available from raw food websites that create angel hair type pasta or thicker spaghetti style noodles. The zucchini can also be shaved with a vegetable peeler or mandolin to create wide flat noodles for use in raw lasagna recipes, or even grated to make an orzo pasta dish.
The other form of raw pasta noodles is sea spaghetti, which is actually just dried seaweed with no other processing, nothing added and nothing taken away. As a sea vegetable it is very nutritious and can be eaten with sauce or used to enhance a green salad. The noodles must be soaked for approximately twenty four hours to soften them up, so some forward planning is necessary when using these raw pasta noodles. Sea spaghetti is available from raw foods websites.
The zucchini noodles are fresher and lighter and so perhaps better suited for late spring, summer, and early fall. The sea spaghetti being more dense and filling may work better for the cooler seasons, but in the end it’s what appeals to you at the time. As with most pasta, the dressing or sauce can transform the dish from one culinary extreme to the other. And unlike their cooked counterparts, raw pasta is sometimes dressed with sweet sauces; mango and peach are several that come to mind. Both the zucchini and sea spaghetti pasta can be paired with any number of raw sauces, seed cheese or even salad dressings; however it would seem that savory sauces may be best on the sea spaghetti.
As with cooked pasta these raw pastas will have their flavor enhanced by the use of fresh herbs. Basil, cilantro, flat leaf parsley, rosemary, sage, fennel, and dill are just a few that come to mind. Paired with the right sauce, these fresh herbs can transport your pasta from bland to phenomenal. You may have to experiment a little, but I’ve never been disappointed with a raw pasta dish yet.
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Zucchini pesto noodles
Ingredients (dinner for two people who can eat a large amount): zucchini (approx 4 pounds, select small to medium size so they will be tender) …
Spicy Tomato Sauce
This is a really thick hearty tomato sauce that can go on zucchini noodles, sea spaghetti, or any other raw dish that you want to add a little zing to. …
Zucchini pasta with tomato-peach sauce
Spiralize some young zucchini squashes into a large shallow bowl. If you don't have a spiralizer, cutting thin strips with a vegetable peeler also works …
Tomato Apricot Sauce Not rated yet
This may seem like an odd combination, but it’s really quite good. The apricots are not too sweet so you still get a savory sauce with just a little sweetness. …
Sea Spaghetti Salad Not rated yet
This salad is quite filling and has a wonderful texture, something you can really get your teeth into. The sea spaghetti is really just dried sea weed, …
Raw Tomato Sauce Not rated yet
This is a wonderful recipe for allowing your creativity to run wild. What did you used to put in your cooked tomato sauce? Ok then, you can pretty much …
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Nov 25, 20 10:37 PM
Maria's Healthy green recipe 1/2 a cup of orange juice, coconut water or water 1 cucumber 1 parsley 1 stick of celery some lemon juice some ginger 1 green
Nov 25, 20 10:35 PM
Cabbage is very healthy for kidneys. But it is very difficult to consume raw juice. To overcome the pungent taste of cabbage, you can try this. Cabbage