Raw Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce

I have been hearing so much about the raw-food diet in the foodie world so I decided to investigate. The idea behind the raw-food diet is that food is healthiest in its most pure, natural form. The belief is that when food is cooked using high temperatures it removes some of the essential vitamins and nutrients. I can’t say that this is a realistic lifestyle for me personally but it definitely has some merit and I am all for trying new things! So here is my first raw-food recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 2 carrots
  • 1 squash
  • 1 zucchini
  • 6 tomatoes
  • 5 sun dried tomatoes
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 bunch of fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons of oregano
  • 1 tablespoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup of onion
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil
  • 1/4 cup of lemon juice
  • 4 pitted dates
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt to taste

Directions:

For The Pasta

1. For thinner, angel hair-like pasta, you can use a julienne peeler (which looks like a cheese slicer or potato peeler). You can also use an ordinary (potato) peeler: Peel thin slices of the squash, then with a fork or knife, create thin strands of “pasta”. But most raw food foodie’s use a spiralizer, a device that makes spaghetti-like “noodles” quickly and easily.

2. Put the pasta strands in a bowl and sprinkle with a mixture of olive oil and some salt. Set aside.

For The Marinara Sauce

1. Put all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until creamy. Add purified water if you feel the consistency is too thick.

It was actually really good. I had had something like this at RAW in the French Market (Chicago) but I never thought I could make it myself. It was very filling too, surprisingly!

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Have you ever tried to make a “raw” recipe? If so which one?

What are your thoughts on the raw food diet?

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11 responses to “Raw Spaghetti with Marinara Sauce

  1. I’ve never made anything raw, love this take on spaghetti using veggies 🙂

  2. I’ve never tried making anything raw, but I would like to try this dish! I’m not a huge pasta fan, so the veggies would be a nice change 🙂

  3. This sounds awesome! Love raw foods 🙂

  4. This looks and sounds really good! I’ve never tried a raw recipe before, but I definitely want to!

  5. This recipe is one of my fav’s raw food! Sarma’s book has her lasagna recipe which is TO DIE FOR!

  6. love the noodle variety!!!! I use my spirilizer weekly now to make a zucchini and veggie “pasta” salad and it’s so raw and delish and ADDICTIVE! yours looks soooooooo good! =) I’ve got to try the marinara sauce raw =)

  7. Wow, this looks delicious! I actually just bought a julienne peeler, and have really been enjoying zucchini spaghetti. Thanks so much for the sauce recipe! I’ll have to try it!

    As far as raw foods go: I’ve made raw cookies (dates and nuts blended together–kind of like a Larabar), but that’s about as far as I’ve gone. I like hot food too much to give it up! 🙂

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  9. I’ve always been interested in concept of a raw food diet, but always thought the dishes would never satisfy my hunger! That looks great though, and reassuring to know it filled you up! 😀

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