Raw and Wonderful Wednesday: Raw zucchini pasta and tomato sauce

Starting a new thread for Wednesday (not every wednesday).  I try to eat at least half of my meals raw.  Raw food is easier on our bodies and have much more vitamins and nutrition in them than their cooked counterparts.  That being said, most of the foods that I love are cooked so I try to fit in half of my food in a raw state.  Sounds scary huh?  Well its really alot easier than it sounds.  More fruits and veggies and if you want to go nuts with it there are so many great blogs dedicated to eating raw but here is my childrens absolute favorite food and it is raw.  Local zucchinis were at market this last week so here ya go:
What you’ll need:
1 zucchini per adult or every 2 children
5-6 roma tomatoes

3-4 cloves of garlic
2 scallions of half a small onion
1/2 cup sunflower seeds (almonds or some other type of nut would work too but try to soak them in water for a few hours first)
couple of basil and oregano leaves or a 1/2 tsp each dried
1/4 cup good olive oil
splash of red wine vinegar
salt to taste, I do not measure but add about two nice size pinches you might like more or less

 with a vegetable peeler, peel ribbons of zucchini going around the zukes 
 until you reach the core where the seeds are, save these cores for the next step

 rough chop your tomatoes, the left over core of the zucchini, herbs and either mince or chop the garlic as small as you can

 now throw your tomotoes, onion, garlic and zukes into a food processor, add the olive oil, herbs, vinegar and salt and blend until it reaches the consistency that you like either chunky or smooth

 place your zucchini pasta ribbons on a plate and pour the sauce on top.

 I serve it with a carb to fill tummys and dinner is on the table in minutes.  This meal is so light and tasty and perfect for hot summers.

2 Responses to Raw and Wonderful Wednesday: Raw zucchini pasta and tomato sauce

  1. Megan and Marcus of June 25, 2011 at 5:56 pm #

    We're drowning in zukes right now, so you can bet we'll give this one a shot! God bless!

  2. Josette June 25, 2011 at 1:58 am #

    tried this today and it was very good!! I used pistachios!

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