RAW ZUCCHINI SPAGHETTI WITH MARINARA SAUCE
I remember tasting this dish for the first time and wondering why I ever bothered to cook zucchini or marinara. It tasted so shockingly delicious that I wanted to drink all that sauce up by myself. The spaghetti is so tender, yet crunchy, and surprisingly easy to prepare on a spiral slicer. When combined together, you end up with a plate of alive and vibrant food, infused with the aroma of fresh herbs. The dish takes mere minutes to prepare, and works especially well during tomato season, which will start soon in the warmer months of the year. It’s also ideal for a first tasting of raw food, as everyone loves it.
How to Make Zucchini Noodles
Zucchini noodles? Yes! Long strands of zucchini that look like pasta noodles and taste terrific. Zucchini noodles are a great way to add vegetables to your diet. You will need an inexpensive tool called a spiral vegetable slicer to make them.
Cool Tool – Spiral Vegetable Slicer
If you are trying to get more vegetables into your diet (and who isn’t), here is a fun was to meet that goal. Zucchini noodles!
I first encountered one of these gadgets years ago working with a catering company. We used them for creating long, thin strands of bright orange carrots and ruby red beets for garnishes. I recently bought one and have begun to experiment with it to expand our vegetable repertoire at home.
Although I purchased my spiral slicer at a big name cooking store, I found it a little cheaper on Amazon. There are two offerings that look the same. Here are both links. The first link from Paderno World Cuisine and the second by ClearMax. Read the reviews and choose for yourself.