Zucchini Pesto Spaghetti

Posted on Apr 29, 2014 in Lunch & Dinner | 5 Comments

raw vegan zucchini peso spaghetti

raw vegan zucchini pesto spaghetti

Autumn is well and truly here in Perth. Seemingly overnight we’ve had crisp mornings and lots of rain. It’s been too rainy/dark to go for my runs, so to keep warm I’ve been going to Piloxing classes a few times a week. My cravings for comfort food go through the roof when it’s cold and if I were to act on them, they could wreck all my efforts of exercise.

So whenever I feel like a bowl of pasta, I make this Zucchini Spaghetti instead. There’s a gazillion zucchini spaghetti raw recipes around with tomato based sauces, but I prefer it with a fresh basil and mint pesto.  If you don’t mind heating your food, this dish tastes pretty amazing lightly warmed through, too.

RAW VEGAN ZUCCHINI PESTO SPAGHETTI

1.5 ZUCCHINIS
3 CUPS FRESH BASIL
1 CLOVE OF GARLIC
1 TABLESPOON LEMON JUICE
3/4 CUP PINENUTS
1 TEASPOON SEA SALT
1/3 CUP EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL

FRESH LEMON, LIME & MINT & EXTRA PINENUTS FOR GARNISH

Spiralise the zucchini with a Spiraliser (I recommend this one and this one). If you don’t have a spiraliser, make fettucine style zucchini instead by peeling long strips with a regular vegetable peeler. Place them in a colander and after five minutes gently squeeze the excess water from them and place aside in a bowl. Don’t skip this step, or your zucchini spaghetti will be watery and that will ruin your day. In a food processor, pulse the remaining ingredients until combined (leave a little texture in there) and stir through the zucchini. Garnish with a squeeze of fresh lemon or lime, pinenuts and fresh mint leaves.

raw vegan zucchini pesto spaghetti

5 Comments

  1. Velia
    December 17, 2014

    Hi A I was checking out your Twitter and now having a look at some of your awesome recipes. I will def give this one a go, hoping that my 21 month old likes it too ;)

    V

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    • Adrianne
      December 17, 2014

      Hi V! Thanks so much. How can it be so long since I’ve seen you – and how can your little one be 21 months already!?
      We’ll definitely have to catch up in the new year.
      x A

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      • Velia
        December 17, 2014

        Will have to for sure! Yep shes grown too fast its hard to believe. Have great Christmas and keep the recipes coming I need some inspiration and you are definitely one! x V

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  2. Graeme Macpherson
    August 22, 2014

    Hi Adrianne
    Mmmmm delicious dinner thank you.
    I did swap out the pine nuts for walnuts but it still had a nutty flavor.
    I also used the peeler so it was a fettuccini style dinner but will definitely buy a spiralizer to make it more authentic.
    Want to try your deserts now.
    Regards
    G

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    • Adrianne
      August 25, 2014

      So glad you enjoyed it, G! Thanks for stopping by.

      Reply

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