RAW Zucchini Pasta With Tangy ‘Cheese’ Sauce

Raw Zucchini Pasta Recipe

I received a spiralizer for my birthday, and I’ve been dying to use it.

A spiralizer is a special type of vegetable slicer that cuts veggies into long, thin strips or wafer thin ribbons.

I’ve wanted a spiralizer for years!

I ended up receiving a Benriner Turning Slicer, and I tried it out for the first time, yesterday. It was so easy to set-up and use. And, it was so much fun to create zucchini pasta, instantly!

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This recipe is one of my favorite raw recipes. The ‘cheese’ sauce is really tangy, and you can also use it to make ‘cheesy’ kale chips or raw ‘cheese’ nib crackers.

Of course, this ‘cheese’ sauce is completely raw vegan. It doesn’t contain any animal products. But, to make it, you really do need a high speed blender with a tamper (I like to use my Vitamix).

I always eat this dish, as is: the zucchini pasta in its raw state, and the ‘cheese’ sauce straight out of the blender.

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If you’re not into eating cold food, and you’re not concerned with keeping this dish completely in the RAW, just heat the zucchini pasta quickly by either submerging the zucchini in hot water for 1 minute, or sauteing the zucchini in olive oil for 1 minute. You can also heat up the ‘cheese’ sauce, in a pot.

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RAW Zucchini Pasta With Tangy ‘Cheese’ Sauce
 
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This raw cheese sauce is the bomb!
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Serves: 2

Ingredients
  • A high speed blender with tamper (I like to use my Vitamix)
  • A spiralizer (turning slicer) or Benriner, Japanese Mandonlin
  • 1 + 1/2 medium sized red bell peppers
  • 1 cup of soaked cashews (whole or in pieces: it doesn’t matter)
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
  • 2 + 1/2 tbsp of nutritional yeast
  • 2 small garlic cloves
  • 1/4 tsp of sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp of ground pepper
  • Note: this recipe makes roughly 4 cups of ‘cheese’ sauce
  • 1 zucchini (per serving)

Instructions
How to make the ‘cheese’ sauce
  1. Soak 1 cup of cashews in plain water, over night. Drain and rinse the nuts, then place them into your blender.
  2. In a high speed blender, like a vitamix, add all of the other ingredients.
  3. Gradually turn the speed of the blender up — while tamping down on the ingredients, using your Vitamix tamper.
  4. Keep blending the sauce until it is completely smooth and creamy.
How to make the zucchini pasta
  1. Using a spiralizer, create the zucchini pasta. You can also use a Japanese Mandolin. (Make sure to add the thin strip blade to the spiralizer or mandolin before you start to cut the zucchini.)
  2. Heap the zucchini noodles onto a plate, and spoon some sauce on top.
  3. Again, if you’re not into eating cold food, and you’re not concerned with keeping this dish completely in the RAW, just heat the zucchini pasta quickly by either submerging the zucchini in hot water for 1 minute, or sauteing the zucchini in olive oil for 1 minute. You can also heat up the ‘cheese’ sauce, in a pot.

 

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5 Comments on “RAW Zucchini Pasta With Tangy ‘Cheese’ Sauce

  1. Pingback: Gluten-Free Crispy Potato With Poached Egg and Sauteed Kale | AlisonSmith

    •  by  admin

      Isn’t it amazing how you can order anything and everything online : ) Keep looking in Montreal; I’m sure you’ll find some. Why do I add nutritional yeast? Two reasons: it has a ‘cheesy’ taste to it, so it helps raw vegan cheese sauce taste like cheese. And, it contains B12 (and I’m all about getting lots of B12 in my diet).

  2.  by  Lisa Van Ahn

    Alison this is great! I added a similar recipe to my blog awhile back. https://bodyredesignonline.com/simple-zucchini-fettuccine-with-creamy-cauliflower-sauce/

    It was delicious and I ADORE my spiralizer. It is so much better than just shaving the zucchini and it feels like “real” noodles.

    I really want to try your “cheese” sauce but I don’t have a vitamix. Will this still work with a cuinsart processor or will it not get smooth enough? It looks really creamy and I’m wondering if I would get the same result using a weaker blender…

    •  by  admin

      Lisa, thanks so much for the comment! You know what…I think your food processor might do the job beautifully. I have a cuisinart processor too, and it certainly is powerful. If you use a food processor or a regular blender, you’ll find that you will have to scrape the sides of the container constantly. But, if you have the patience, I say go for it : ) Try the food processor first, though.

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