Zucchini Noodles Al Dente
Excerpted from Raw and Simple Detox by Judita Wignall
Zucchini noodles are a favorite in the raw food world. The taste is neutral, especially if you decide to peel them, and they take on the flavor of whatever sauce you dress them in. They shine best in Italian flavors. Below is my light and lovely noodle recipe that can all be tossed easily in one bowl. I also included a couple of my classic raw Italian sauces if you want something more familiar. They work great slightly warmed, too. And they're even better topped with a little Parmesan Cheese.
MAKES 2 SERVINGS
PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES
To prepare the zucchini noodles, use a vegetable spiralizer (I really like the one from World Cuisine) or use a hand peeler to turn them into linguini-style ribbons.
2 zucchini, spiralized or peeled into ribbons
2 Roma tomatoes, diced
½ of a small bell pepper, diced
¼ cup (25 g) chopped Botija olives
¼ cup (35 g) raw pine nuts
1 to 2 tablespoons (15 to 28 ml) olive oil
1 tablespoon (3 g) chopped fresh basil
1 small clove of garlic, crushed
Salt and pepper, to taste
Light squeeze of fresh lemon juice
Toss all the ingredients in a bowl and serve.
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