There is something about a blissful new relationship that makes the heart sing and the weight pile on! The last nine months of impressing my SO with homemade pizza have taken a toll on my own waistline. Tonight, we’re having something much healthier. Luckily, healthy can also mean effing delicious. This is how.
Raw Vegan Zucchini Noodles with Tomato Basil Sauce
Time to make: 15 minutes
I used a spiralizer for this recipe. If you don’t have one, use a vegetable peeler to create linguine-like strips.
- 3 small zucchini
- juice from 1/2 lime
- pinch salt
- 8 ripe cherry tomatoes
- 2 dates, pitted
- 5 basil leaves (or more!)
- 1 tablespoon chives, finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic
Spiralize the zucchini. If you don’t have a spiralizer, you can create pasta strips with a vegetable peeler by peeling strips lengthwise along the zucchini.
Toss the zucchini noodles in a bowl with the lime juice and salt. Set aside.
In a blender, combine the tomatoes, pitted dates, chives and garlic. You can add salt to taste, but I encourage you to try it without.
Divide the noodles into four equal servings and top with the tomato sauce.
Nutrition Information per serving (1/4 recipe)
Calories: 40.3; Total Fat: 0.1g; Cholesterol: 0.0mg; Sodium: 43.1; Potassium: 383mg; Carbohydrates: 10.2g (Dietary Fiber: 2.3g, Sugars: 5.5g); Protein: 1.1g