Saturday, July 14, 2012

Refreshing Noodles


As I said in my last post, I have a simple savory recipe to share - rather, a few recipes. Let's face it. In the summer we want to eat cooling, watery foods. Zucchini pasta is a tasty, light, yet filling meal to enjoy this time of year. Kelp noodles are another fun base for a refreshing pasta dish and I have a few ideas for that as well.


Recently I kicked up regular sun dried tomato sauce and enjoyed it over zucchini noodles along with a sprinkle of hemp seeds. The kalamata olives are one of the components that really make the sauce... they add some body and a touch of creaminess. Can't beat fresh basil with noodles either! Mmmm!


Chunky Sundried Tomato Sauce

1/2 cup packed sun dried tomatoes, soaked 3-6 hours
1 cup diced fresh tomato
1/2 cup diced red bell pepper
6 kalamata olives, pitted
1 small clove garlic
2 tablespoons chopped green onion
2 tablespoons packed fresh basil
1 teaspoon dried oregano
Squirt of lemon juice
1 tablespoon olive oil
Sea salt, to taste
Large handful chopped parsley

Process all ingredients except the parsley and salt, in a food processor until still a little chunky but mostly broken down.
Stir in the fresh parsley. Season with sea salt, to taste.
Toss with spiralized zucchini noodles.

Or maybe you want something creamy? This dish is heartier but so delicious and cooling. Perfect served with a salad. You can dress the noodles with just the sauce, or toss in some fresh herbs too. Sun dried tomato bits and small bits of red pepper are nice too and add a splash of color.


Alfredo Noodles


1 1/4 cup cashews
3/4 cup water
1/4-1/3 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon himalayan salt
1 clove garlic
1 drop stevia

Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy.
Toss with zucchini or kelp noodles.

How about something with a bit more zing?! Ginger, garlic, fresh cilantro, and miso flavored creamy sauce is paired with veggies and kelp or zucchini noodles. 


Creamy Ginger Kelp Noodles

1 package kelp noodles
Veggies of your choice, sliced such as:
Zucchini
Baby bok choy
bell peppers
Carrot
Celery
Cilantro
Chopped cashews, raw peanuts, or sunflower seeds

Creamy Miso Ginger Sauce

Here's another yummy sauce I made recently (I didn't get a pic), also for kelp noodles. It's creamy and coconutty which I love. Serve it over zucchini or kelp noodles with veggies.

1/4 cup raw sesame oil*
8 tablespoons orange juice
3 tablespoons almond butter
3 tablespoons white miso
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 teaspoons lemon or lime juice
3 drops stevia
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
2-3" piece of ginger, peeled
1 small clove garlic
Cayenne, to taste

Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy in a blender.

*not to be confused with toasted sesame oil which has a very strong taste. The extra virgin kind has a very neutral taste.


Stay tuned for a fun announcement this week! 

Try some raw vegan Mac N Cheese. Recipe here!


What's your favourite noodle recipe? 


On that note I'm hitting the lake for a swim! Hope you're having a fun weekend too!!!
Part of Slightly Indulgent Tuesday and Wellness Weekend

12 comments:

Raw Kitty said...

I always wondered how the kelp noodles were so firm as if they were cooked.

Is it just because you let them sit in the sauce awhile before eating or you put the dish in a dehydrator to warm them up getting them softer?

Raw Kitty said...

I always wondered how the kelp noodles were so firm as if they were cooked.

Is it just because you let them sit in the sauce awhile before eating or you put the dish in a dehydrator to warm them up getting them softer?

Gabby @ the veggie nook said...

So many great ideas here Heather! I want them all!! Have a lovely weekend!

Heather Pace said...

Kitty - the kelp noodles do get really soft if you dehydrate them for a bit with some sauce. They're lovely that way!

Thanks Gabby, you have a great weekend too!

Lisa is Raw on $10 a Day (or less!) said...

Very nice! We have zucchini coming out our ears, so we have zuke pasta almost every day!

Michaela {au naturel design} said...

Sounds amazing. I've had spaghetti squash and zucchini lasagna before but never zucchini pasta. Fresh sauces are amazing too.

Heather Pace said...

Lucky you Lisa! I cant wait for the garden zucchini. Prob wont be until next month here.

Michaela - zucchini noodles are so lovely. I even like them in a salad! Fun texture in my opinion :)

Elizabeth said...

Yum!!!! I adore raw pasta. Recipes look divine.
Peace and Raw Health,
Elizabeth

Averie @ Averie Cooks said...

I need to dust off my spiralizer - your noodles look great!

Jen @ Savory Simple said...

I love these recipes! I used to work the line at a restaurant that served a lot of raw cuisine and I always felt so good after eating it. Can't wait to try this!

Tumbleweed Contessa said...

I love your sauce. I have all those ingredients on hand. Now I know what's for dinner, thanks. I found you from the Slightly Indulgent Tuesday hop.

Mauimandy@The Grains of Paradise said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comments. You've always given me so much inspiration in the kitchen! Much aloha from Maui :)