A spiralized delight!
I just got my brand new Joyce Chen spiralizer and I was literally skipping home from the post office thinking of all the meals I couldn’t wait to try with this. I don’t normally like zucchini, but I remember my mom making a raw pesto growing up out of walnuts, basil, zucchini, garlic and olive oil which I used to love, so I figured raw spaghetti might not taste quite so squash-y with the right sauce. Man was I right!! Need proof?
I made Natalia Rose’s Amazing Raw “Peanut” Sauce. With sauces like this, who needs a stove?! This sauce was so rich, creamy and decadent – and didn’t contain a single peanut! It really reminded me of a Pad Thai sauce. I actually ended up adding more water to this and more chili peppers because I like my foods with a little spice 😉 I served this over raw zucchini noodles along with julienned carrots, red cabbage and broccoli (which I lightly blanched).
Amazing Raw “Peanut” Sauce by Natalia Rose (makes a little over 1 cup)
- 1/2 c. raw almond butter
- 1.5 tbsp fresh ginger
- 1/3 c. water
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 2 tbsp pure maple syrup
- 1.5 tbsp soy sauce
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 2 cloves garlic
- 4 dried red chilis (seen here)
Blend all ingredients in the Vita Mix until smooth, adding more water as needed to thin and Voila!