Monday, July 26, 2010

Raw Pasta with Red Pepper Marinara

This is another recipe I found on the Organically Me blog. As I've said before, I like to eat raw zucchini pasta (a lot) in the summer. I bought some nice yellow zucchini at the farmers market and wanted to give them a twirl through the spiralizer. I've made raw marinara before, but it's always been tomato based, and this one is red pepper based. Sun-dried tomatoes give the sauce a little bit of "meatiness" so it's not pepper soup. It was a nice change of pace from tomato marina, and it had a good depth of flavor. Dennis and I both really enjoyed it.

The really nice thing about recipes like this is that they're super easy to prepare. A lot of people believe that raw food is complicated and time consuming. And yes, some recipes are. But recipes like this are super simple and easy to make. Simply throw all of the sauce ingredients into a food processor and mix it all together. You don't need a spiralizer to make raw pasta - you can use either a julianne peeler to make "spaghetti" or a regular vegetable peeler to make long flat noodles. Raw pasta is the perfect meal for hot summer evenings because the oven doesn't need to be turned on the food is cooling. And because it's delicious!

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