Raw Food Recipies: Spaghetti

This is a real raw food classic and one of my favorite raw food recipies: spaghetti al Marinara. The spaghetti is made of zucchini or squash. Another raw food recipe that's delicious quick and easy to prepare.


Spaghetti al Marinara

Serves 4

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Ingredients

Spaghetti

3 yellow summer squash or zucchini

Marinara Sauce

6 large tomatoes
5 sun dried tomatoes
2 garlic cloves
1/2 bunch fresh basil
2 tablespoons oregano
1 tablespoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 cup onion, chopped
1/2 cup cold-pressed olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
4 dates, pitted
1 teaspoon Himalayan sea salt

Directions

For The Pasta

There are several ways to make pasta from a squash. I use a julienne peeler (sold at better kitchen appliances stores - about 10 USD/Euro). It looks like a cheese slicer or potato peeler. With this fancy but inexpensive and easy to use tool you make the most beautiful raw spaghetti strings in seconds.

You can also use an ordinary (potato) peeler: Peel thin slices of the squash, then with a fork or knife, create thin strands of "pasta".

Another way is using a kitchen tool often used in the raw food kitchen and by chefs: a spiralizer. Cut the zucchini in about four pieces and by putting them in the mandolin, you can create beautiful thin angel hair pasta. But I have to be honest, it never works for me...

Put the pasta strands in a bowl and sprinkle with a mixture of olive oil and some salt. Set aside.

For The Marinara Sauce

Put all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until creamy. Add purified water if you feel the consistency is too thick.

For serving

Take off the excess oil of the pasta. Put the pasta on a plate and top with the sauce. You may add additional toppings such as slice olives, chopped tomatoes, onions or basil leafs.

Tip

  • This is one of the most flexible raw food recipies. You could serve this pasta with other sauces like a pesto or Alfredo sauce. Just replace the marinara sauce with a pesto sauce or Alfredo sauce.

  • This pasta tastes delicious with "meat balls" made from walnuts.

  • For creamier sauce, I'd like to add a few almonds or some hemp seeds.

  • You can heat up the pasta up to about 118 degrees F if you feel like eating a warmer dish. You can do this by rinsing it with warm water or by leafing it a few minutes in the dehydrator at 50F or oven at 70F.

  • This is one of the best raw food recipies to make in case you also have to cook for not raw family members. You can make them ordinary - or better: whole wheat spelt - pasta and share the sauce and topping.

  • If you or your family members are used to processed ketchup or tomato sauces, you may not think this sauce is sweet and salty enough. (Heinz ketchup is 30% sugar). In this case you may want to add a few more dates or drops stevia and some more salt until your taste buds are adjusted.

Enjoy!


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