It’s light, refreshing, tangy, delicious, and fun to eat. The zucchini is spiralized to make long strands of angelhair pasta which are then combined with fresh tomatoes, carrots, green onions, garlic, and herbs, then tossed with a yummy lime dressing. Serve with guacamole, or seed cheese, or greens for a more substantial meal.
Ingredients: Serves 2
2 cups zucchini, spiralized
3/4 cup fresh ripe tomatoes, chopped
1/2 cup carrots, grated
4 tablespoons green onions, minced
1 tablespoon Herbs de Provence
12 cilantro leaves, optional
(Salt, pepper, and garlic are in the dressing.)
Wash zucchini, and remove any bad spots, but leave on skin.
Cut into 3 inch chunks. Put into a Saladacco on the angelhair pasta setting.
Transfer to a large bowl.
Add carrots, tomatos, green onions, cilantro, and herbs. Mix well.
2 tablespoons fresh lime juice*.
3 tablespoons olive, or Spectrum walnut oil
1/4 teaspoon Himalayan or Celtic salt
1 clove garlic, peeled and pressed
Freshly cracked black pepper to taste
Mix ingredients in bowl until velvety smooth. Pour over salad. Toss well to evenly coat ingredients.
*Note: We just got a Lemon/Lime Press. They're the greatest tool to get out every drop of juice. The cost of the press will be paid back within six months because we're getting so much more juice. To use, put half a lemon or lime fleshy side down, and press.
A Little Story: Raw Food Weekend
Weekends are the perfect time to try out one or two new raw food recipes. Or to see if eating zestful, energizing foods for a couple of days each week will work with your body's nutritional needs.
As some of you may remember, years ago Rex and I used to make Fridays our raw food day. This soon expanded to where we could go raw for several days at a time. Lately we've been trying to make Fridays a juicy feast day, where we drink liquids all day. These meals can take the form of juices, smoothies, or even blended soups. This regime is helping us to break up old habits, and it feels wonderful.
To construct several days of raw food delights, take advantage of our drop down menu in the archive section and select a group of recipes for each day. To get started, here are some suggestions for three days of eating raw. If these don't resonate, check the archive section under the Breakfasts, Salads, Entrees, and Drinks headings for replacements. Click on the links listed in bold to go instantly to the recipe.
Crunchy Raw Granola with Almond Milk
Fresh Fruit Salad
Guacamole and Salad Greens
Sunflower Seed Salad
Quinoa Salad with Mangos and Cashews
Asparagus Tomato Transitional Salad
Apple Juice with Lemon and Ginger
Sweet Tea and Reviving Juice
Hemp Seed Nut Milk
We invite you to drop us a line and let us know how this worked for you—we love to hear your stories!