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Raw Sauce

So you have your “RAW” noodles, but now what?

Well, you could easily just toss those with a bit of salt, pepper and olive oil and eat them as a side dish, but there are a few more interesting things to do too.

For starters you could make a good ol reliable pesto sauce.  Of course for it to be “RAW” you can’t use the parma cheese but that doesn’t mean it still can’t be great.

In a food processor or blender add:

  • 1 -2 cloves of fresh garlic
  • 1/4 cup of nuts ( pine nuts or walnuts or a combo of both, or my favorite, raw pumpkin seeds)
  • a few handfuls of baby spinach, arugula, basil or any combo of these
  • Salt & Pepper

Grind all those up and then with the motor still running slowly add olive oil until you get a nice paste. 

Presto you’ve got pesto!!

Toss this with your noodles and you are good to go.

Then there is another more involved sauce, a tomato based one that gives you more of a spaghetti and tomato sauce feeling.

Start with a couple of dried dates and sun dried tomatoes and soak them in some hot water to soften them up.

Then into the food processor:

  • 1 -2 cloves of fresh garlic
  • 2 -3 soaked dates
  • 3 -5 soaked sun dried tomatoes
  • 3- 4 leaves of fresh basil  ( or Italian parsley or oregano if that’s all you have)
  • 4 Roma tomatoes roughly chopped, juice included

Whiz theses all up in the food processor till you get a nice chunky consistency.

Now if we weren’t being “RAW” you could add some nice Kalamata olives to this but unfortunately they won’t work if you are being faithful to the raw philosophy.

Toss this sauce with your noodles and it will practically seem like REAL spaghetti and tomato sauce. 

Well, not really but it’s still a good alternative.

On this occasion when I made it, I added a good sprinkle of hemp hearts ( click here to read about them) they are a great source of protein and omega 3 and add a little extra substance.

Raw spaghetti with tomato sauce

 

Pair it up with a side salad and you have a very nice meal.

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Comments on: "Raw Sauce" (3)

  1. Jacquie D. said:

    I’m curious – why aren’t Kalamata olives raw? They’re not cooked, just brined, aren’t they?

    • Well, I could be wrong but I believe that most olives are heated in their preparation, much like any “pickled” item.

      • There also some questionable things that might be added like sulphites and the like that also would be against “RAW” rules.

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