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Raw Vegan Zucchini Red and Green Pasta

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When I was on a raw vegan diet, I tried a number of recipes. This was one of my favorites, and I still enjoy it. This version gives two different sauces for the "pasta": a red one and a green (basil pesto) one.

 
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Step 1: Ingredients and Implements

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Pasta Ingredients:
  • Zucchini
Red sauce ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup black olives
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh garlic
  • 1 tsp olive oil
Basil pesto ingredients:
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 3 cloves or 1 tsp of fresh garlic
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil (or more for consistency)
  • 1/2 tsp salt (to taste)
Implements:
  • Julienner
  • Food processor
  • Pot with water on the stove

Step 2: Prep

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Prior to preparing the meal, soak the sun-dried tomatoes in water for a couple of hours.

Just before you are ready to prepare everything, put a pot of water to boil on the stove.

You can make the sauces ahead of time if you wish.

Step 3: Sauces

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To make the pesto, combine all the ingredients in a food processor. Mix until it becomes a paste, but don't grind the pine nuts into mush. There should be some crunch to it. Add olive oil if it's too thick. This recipe makes a good amount that can be stored for several weeks in the fridge.

Do the same with the red sauce ingredients. It should become something like a tapenade, though not as strongly flavored.

Step 4: Julienne the Pasta

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The pasta is simply long strips of zucchini.

To make it, cut off the ends of the zucchini and any blemishes on the skin, and then cut the zucchini in half (or thirds if it is very large). Put each part in the julienner and turn until strings the consistency of angel hair pasta emerge.
That is a good idea. Delicious.
jcorcoran42 years ago
There are so many reasons to choose a vegan lifestyle. Here are two short videos to help everyone understand why so many are making this life-altering choice: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKr4HZ7ukSE and http://www.veganvideo.org
susanrm (author)  jcorcoran42 years ago
Thanks for the comment! Bacon instructables are much more popular on sites like this than vegan ones, but together, we can change that. :-)