A while back I wrote about a raw chili that I had enjoyed for dinner. Since I loved the "nut meat" portion of the meal so much, I created a raw "pasta" meal using similar ingredients. Instead of noodles, I used a potato peeler to cut raw zucchini into ribbons. I topped the zucchini with a raw tomato sauce and some "nut meat".
Raw Tomato Sauce
3 large tomatoes
2 shallots, peeled
Handful fresh basil leaves
1 cup re-hydrated sun dried tomatoes (soaked in warm water for about 20 min.)
2 tablespoons fresh oregano
1 tablespoon fresh thyme
2 garlic cloves
1-2 tablespoons agave nectar
Sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth.
Italian "Nut Meat"
1 cup walnuts
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 handful of fresh basil
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped
1-2 tablespoons sun dried tomatoes (soaked if dry)
1/4 teaspoon sea salt, to taste
- Place all ingredients in a food processor and process into small pieces.