Raw zucchini pasta

I’m completely hooked on raw zucchini. I don’t like it cooked, but I simply can’t get enough of it when it’s raw. Saturday night I made raw zucchini “pasta” with parsley pesto topped with macadamia nut crumbles. It was so delicious. I don’t have a fancy spiralizer, so I used my vegetable peeler to make the zucchini noodles.

raw zucchini noodles

Parsley Pesto

serves 1

2 Large cups of parsley leaves

1 Clove of crushed garlic

1/8 Cup extra virgin olive oil

1/3 Cup chopped red pepper

Put all ingredients in food processor except for the olive oil. Turn machine on and slowly drizzle in the oil until everything is well combined. The red pepper gives the pesto a slight sweetness that goes nicely with the parsley. Mix pesto with the zucchini noodles and top with macadamia nut crumbles. Serve immediately.

Macadamia nut crumbles

1/3 Cup macadamia nuts

1 Tablespoon hemp seeds

2 Teaspoons nutritional yeast

1 Clove of garlic minced

Sea salt to taste

Pulse in food processor until the macadamia nuts are broken up. Store unused portion in an air tight container in the refrigerator.

mac nut crumbles

Here is the finished product.

Raw zucchini pasta

It was a great dinner paired with some roasted potatoes, brussels sprouts. and garlic

roasted potatoes

You simply must make the macadamia nut crumbles they are such a great topping. I put some on my salad the next day. This salad was one head of green leaf lettuce dotted with a few nori rolls. I spread the nori with some cashew butter then piled on cucumbers, cilantro and peppers. Another delicious lunch. Since I’ve been eating mostly raw foods my meals have gotten simpler yet more delicious.

raw zucchini pasta

Tonight I had zucchini noodles yet again for dinner. This time I used my julienne peeler and the zucchini was more like an angel hair pasta, but better. I added in sauteed local cremini mushrooms, tomatoes, snap peas and sunflower seed sprouts. Finished it with some lemon juice and sprinkled on the mac nut crumbles and it was ready to go. I paired it with a roasted sweet potato and dinner was served. Super fast and really good. I love zucchini season.

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  • this looks refreshing. i’m discovering new foods like this, and i’ll try this. i just recently discovered spaghetti squash (cooked). never had it before (i was too busy eating meat at the time). i fell in love with it, so much so i tried to pass it off on the kids,.. they noticed the difference. lots of frowns that eve… i digress, this is about your lovely presentation. i will indeed pick up a zuc, and try 🙂

    • Thanks Brian, I just love when you digress it’s always interesting.

  • this looks refreshing. i’m discovering new foods like this, and i’ll try this. i just recently discovered spaghetti squash (cooked). never had it before (i was too busy eating meat at the time). i fell in love with it, so much so i tried to pass it off on the kids,.. they noticed the difference. lots of frowns that eve… i digress, this is about your lovely presentation. i will indeed pick up a zuc, and try 🙂

    • Thanks Brian, I just love when you digress it’s always interesting.

  • Nabdel

    sounds so delicious!! i will definitely try the macadamia crumbles.

  • Nabdel

    sounds so delicious!! i will definitely try the macadamia crumbles.