Posts filed under ‘Noodles’

Creamy Basil Pesto

Creamy Basil Pesto
This was one of those “what can I throw together?” nights. I went to Gone Raw and searched under sauces and found this wonderful recipe! I looked at the recipe…I had some basil that was mysteriously frozen in my fridge, but still smelled good. I just happened to have some cashews already soaking for a smoothie.  And I had everything else. It was a miracle. :) I don’t get my hopes up too high with new recipes…but this one did not disappoint. I ate it on zucchini noodles topped with clover sprouts and avocados, and Matt ate it on his salad as dressing. It would be great as a dip for flax crackers or as a spread on a collard leaf wrap. Enjoy!

Creamy Basil Pesto
Recipe by Suasoria on Gone Raw

1/2 cup cashews (soaked for 4-6 hours, then rinse well)
1/2 cup pine nuts
1/2 cup water
2 medium cloves garlic
Juice of one medium lemon
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast (optional)
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon onion powder (I used onion flakes)
A dash of coarse black pepper
One big handful of fresh basil, leaves only (most of one bunch, about a generous 1/2 cup)

Blend all ingredients except the basil until smooth and creamy. Then add basil and pulse – you still want there to be green flecks in the sauce.

How did I make my noodles? With my trusty Spiralo!  I’ve said it before…it’s all about the TEXTURE with raw foods. I could have sliced up some zucchini and put my delicious sauce on top, but it wouldn’t have tasted nearly as good as these delicate angel hair type noodles. It’s definitely worth it to invest in some helpful tools to improve the texture of your foods (dehydrators help with this as well…). Here are some pics of the process:

Making Noodles
Zucchini Noodles


July 11, 2009 at 5:51 am 13 comments

Cilantro Lime Soba Noodles

This recipe has been a “once a weeker” for a year now. We looooove it. It’s from a Vegetarian Times magazine (they have great recipes!). It’s so versatile…and can be used on any type of noodle. I prefer soba (buckwheat) noodles. I like their texture and they are healthy. You can play with this a bit…I usually just throw it all together without measuring. It’s yum. You can also add steamed shelled edamame, avocado, cubed tofu, broccoli, snow pea pods…whatever your heart desires. The leftovers are delicious cold.

1/4 c. olive oil
Grated zest and juice of one lime (or 2 T of lime juice)
1-2 garlic cloves, depending on your taste
3/4 t. salt or to taste
8 ounces soba noodles (find these in the Asian section), or use any whole wheat noodles
1/2 c. chopped cilantro
Black pepper to taste
1/4 c parmesan – optional

January 5, 2008 at 11:40 pm 4 comments


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