This recipe is a great one, as it can really fulfill the need for something a little more interesting than salad and not as dense as something dehydrated. All you need to make it is a spiral slicer to create veggie spaghetti (also known as a saladacco), or for thicker pasta you could use a potato peeler.
SERVES: Serves 1 large plate or 2 small
Spiral slicer, Blender
Your choice of vegetable for making your "spaghetti" (see below for ideas)
1/3 cup pine nuts or macadamias (or combination of)
1/3 cup olive oil
Half a handful of basil
1 clove garlic
Water to taste
To make the spaghetti:
Take your spiral slicer and set it on the fine spaghetti setting. Use any of the following vegetables to create flavoured spaghetti or your choice: Carrot; Beetroot; Courgette (zucchini); Marrow; Sweet potato/yam. (My personal favourite for using in conjunction with a sauce is either marrow or courgette as both soak up flavours very well and have a very mild flavour themselves which doesn't interfere with the flavour of the sauce.)
Green pesto sauce:
- Blend all ingredients together until smooth.
- According to your personal taste, add more nuts for a deeper/creamier flavour, more oil for an oilier texture, more basil for a stronger flavour, or more water if it’s too rich. Process until fully blended.
- Pour onto your spaghetti and toss well for even coverage.
Raw Coach Top Tips:
- The spaghetti can be served simply "as is", as part of a salad meal, as a base for a dish such as this, or can be really fun within a soup!
- If you have a good raw tomato sauce recipe, this makes for a great alternative dressing for the spaghetti
- Don't forget to dress any spaghetti dish with fresh olives and basil leaves!
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