• Jul 31, 2017
  • by Morena

Raw Vegan Zucchini Noodles with basil and spinach pesto

Recipe by: Morena Escardo

Serves 1

Prep time: 15-20 min

Ingredients:

    1 medium zucchini or summer squash (or half of each)
  • ¼ cup raw organic cashews or pine nuts
  • ½ shallot or ¼ onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1 cup basil
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 tablespoon Rawmesan
  • Celtic Sea salt, to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Peruvian olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
Instructions:
  1. Soak the cashews in water overnight or for a few hours. Drain when ready to use. (You don't need to do this if using pine nuts)
  2. Make the zucchini noodles with a mandolin or  a spiral slicer).
  3. Mix all the other ingredients except the raw noodles, in a blender until creamy. (Add 2-4 tablespoons water if needed)
  4. Taste for seasoning.
  5. Pour the cream over the noodles and mix everything until the raw pasta is soaked in the sauce.
  6. Serve in a bowl and decorate with basil leaves, cherry tomatoes, and avocados slices on top.