This simple summer dish is loaded with all the flavor, but sans the calories of a typical pasta dish. A spiral vegetable slicer is one of the best kitchen tool purchases I’ve made, creating simple salad and “noodle” dishes in just minutes.
Raw Zucchini “Pasta”
- 1 Large Zucchini or 2 Medium Zucchinis
- 1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes, halved
- 1 T Hemp Seeds
- 1 T Pine Nuts
Using a spiral vegetable slicer, spiral zucchini into “noodles.” Add tomatoes, sprinkle with hemp seeds and pine nuts, and top with fresh pesto basil and mix well.
Fresh Basil Pesto
- 1/3 Cup Basil
- 1/2 Cup Pine Nuts
- 2 T Olive Oil
- 2 T Juice from Fresh Lemon
- 1/2 Clove Garlic
- 1/2 T Nutritional Yeast (Optional)
- 2 T Water
Add all ingredients to Vitamix, or food processor, and blend well. Gradually add more water if consistency is too thick.
Serve and Enjoy! 🙂