Strix's Raw Pasta

Strix’s Raw Pasta

Recipe by: Strix

Zucchini “Pasta” (Yellow zucchini, Crookneck; Green zucchini
OR turnip, rutabaga, squash, or other raw vegetable, prepared as “noodles.”)

NOTE: For green zucchini or other choices which may have tougher skins or undesireable color, you can peel the veggies before making into noodles. I do this with the green zucchinis when they are older or have sort of bitter or thick skins. Zucchini makes the best noodles and pastas; the others are much crunchier but still yummy.

Strix’s Raw Pasta

Recipe by: Strix

Zucchini “Pasta” (Yellow zucchini, Crookneck; Green zucchini
OR turnip, rutabaga, squash, or other raw vegetable, prepared as “noodles.”)

NOTE: For green zucchini or other choices which may have tougher skins or undesireable color, you can peel the veggies before making into noodles. I do this with the green zucchinis when they are older or have sort of bitter or thick skins. Zucchini makes the best noodles and pastas; the others are much crunchier but still yummy.

To make the “noodles,” you can either use a spiral slicer (like the Spirooli) or make it into fettuccini with a vegetable peeler.

After slicing, toss Zucchini with salt; set aside to sweat at least one hour. Drain, rinse off salt, drain on kitchen tea towels and pat dry well.

Dress with sauce of choice.

* If you don’t salt and drain, you will get a watery dish. {Of course, you could forgo this step and eat immediately… if you’re in a rush or really hungry } And, while it still is a bit more al dente than real pasta, this sweating process does soften it quite a bit to a more cooked pasta-like texture.

And you need double or triple the amount of a serving that you would normally eat for real pasta, as zucchini is mostly water and you won’t get filled up as quickly — so eat up!

From Vegan Buddies Forum

After slicing, toss Zucchini with salt; set aside to sweat at least one hour. Drain, rinse off salt, drain on kitchen tea towels and pat dry well.

Dress with sauce of choice.

* If you don’t salt and drain, you will get a watery dish. {Of course, you could forgo this step and eat immediately… if you’re in a rush or really hungry } And, while it still is a bit more al dente than real pasta, this sweating process does soften it quite a bit to a more cooked pasta-like texture.

And you need double or triple the amount of a serving that you would normally eat for real pasta, as zucchini is mostly water and you won’t get filled up as quickly — so eat up!

From Vegan Buddies Forum

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