Friday, June 22, 2012

Zucchini "Pasta" Salad with Almonds {RAW}

Everywhere I looked, a spiralizer seemed a must for raw foodies to make "pasta" out of carrots, zucchini, or anything like that. But the least expensive spiralizer was fifty bucks and it went up from there. Remember I'm not gadgety? Then I realized that if all I wanted was something to cut "pasta"-like strands out of my veggies, I just needed a really sharp knife and a lot of patience or I needed a julienne peeler.


Today I found one and it was perfect for making zucchini "pasta"...and it only cost me twenty dollars.

I julienned 4 zucchini and tossed my pasta salad with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, fresh thyme, fresh mint, and raw sliced almonds.



I decided to link this up to Presto Pasta Nights #270. I know, I know, it doesn't actually include any real pasta as in pasta made with semolina wheat. But it's a great pasta alternative for any raw foodies or gluten-free pasta lovers!

Click to read the original post invite from Heather at girlichef.com.

Cick to explore all the pastas you could ever dream of at Presto Pasta Nights.

3 comments:

  1. It's also a great dish for pasta lovers on South Beach Diet, phase 1 when NO carbs are allowed. Your dish would tame the pasta cravings for sure! Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Nights.

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  2. This is exactly what I love using my Julienne Peeler for, as well. There's just something fun about long, noodle-ish strips of veggies ;). Your pasta looks delicious - and what a wonderful alternative for specific diets. =)

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  3. I adore zucchini noodles and a julienne peeler definitely helps if you don't have a spiralizer! I've even used shortcuts like broccoli slaw for other raw salads. :)

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