October 17, 2014
This raw zucchini noodles and paleo pesto salad is a simple, healthy and clean plant-based meal full of goodness. The paleo pesto is bursting with flavour from the fresh basil and raw garlic, and the raw zucchini noodles have such an interesting texture and freshness.
Raw zucchini noodles are definitely all the rage at the moment. I love raw zucchini noodles mixed with raw carrot and beetroot noodles in my salads. The colours are amazing! Strange as it may seem, I also think the act of preparing the vegetables in this way actually changes their flavour. Raw zucchini noodles or raw beetroot noodles have a different flavour to eating slices of raw zucchini or beetroot. They taste really good. Plus you are getting all the goodness from eating raw vegetables. All those enzymes and phytonutrients are so good for you! Preparing vegetable noodles will also save you time. Making zucchini noodles – or ‘zoodles’ – is much easier and quicker than chopping zucchinis and cooking them. This is especially true if you have a handy spiral maker in your kitchen to help you out.
I had a really beautiful day on Sunday. I spent it with family and friends, learning lots about the wonderful benefits of essential oils. I left my friend’s house feeling centred and invigorated. When I got home, all I felt like was something raw and green. I had lots of zucchinis in the fridge and I have a plentiful supply of basil in my garden. I also had some baby spinach in the fridge that I really needed to use. So, raw zucchini noodles with paleo pesto it was.
If you think you are going to make vegetable noodles on a regular basis, I highly recommend buying a vegetable spiraliser. The one I have has three different blades, so you can make different shaped vegetables. My husband was experimenting with it tonight and made these amazing spiral potato chips. Very cool.
You can order vegetable spiralisers online or find them at good kitchen stores or health food stores. I think they’re a really wonderful contraption to have in your kitchen if you want to eat more raw foods. My kids also love using our spiraliser and they’re much more inclined to try the raw foods that it produces. Alternatively, you can always make vegetable ribbons with your peeler. Zucchini ribbons are beautiful in salads too.
Now it’s time to make your pesto.
Now if you don’t have a vegetable spiraliser, you can still make this recipe! Just grab a grater and grate your zucchinis. Easy! Below is a picture of some grated zucchini and carrot with the paleo pesto and a big dollop of Cumin Spiced Hummus that I featured earlier on the blog. This was so delicious. Of course, if you have this recipe with hummus it is no longer paleo, but the pesto and the hummus together are just divine!
May 29, 2016
I have got the most amazingly delicious gluten free, dairy free and cane sugar free chocolate slice recipe for you. Say hello to my Cacao Almond Slice! This was one of the first recipes I ever created over three years ago and I’m finally getting around to sharing it with you. My bad!
May 20, 2016
It’s time to crack out the lamb shank recipes! I love this Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks with Sweet Potato creation. It is really simple to make and full of wholesome ingredients and fragrant spices to make your mouth water. The smells in the kitchen while its cooking are divine.
May 17, 2016
I’m a massive fan of home made almond milk. It tastes great and it’s so simple to make with just two ingredients! It wins hands down in any competition against the store bought varieties of almond milk. It contains a greater proportion of almonds to water, it has no nasty additives, preservatives or thickeners, and …