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zucchini noodles and marinara
Raw "Pasta" with Marinara Sauce
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
These raw Zucchini Noodles with Marinara Sauce are a great alternative to the classic tomato pasta. Fresh, bright, and packed with a ton of flavor.
Servings: 4
Ingredients
Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles)
  • 4-6 zucchini
  • 1 tsp. fine sea salt
Marinara Sauce
  • 6 Roma tomatoes
  • 1 cup sundried tomatoes (about 22 pieces)
  • 5 fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 Medjool date, pitted
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
Instructions
Zucchini Noodles (Zoodles)
  1. Place the spiralizer on a clean, dry, and smooth surface. Push down on the device to activate the suction cups, which will “glue” the spiralizer to the counter-top and hold it in place.
  2. Trim the ends of the zucchini and line it up between the spiky gripper part and the blade. Make sure the zucchini is lined up properly. Now squeeze a piece of zucchini between the spiky part and the blade. With your left hand, grab the handle in front of you and push towards the left, all the while turning the crank handle with your right hand.
  3. Place the noodles into a bowl and sprinkle them with some sea salt. Massage the salt into the zucchini noodles for a few minutes, until they become tender and start releasing water. Drain the water and pat the zucchini dry with a paper towel.
  4. Cut the zucchini noodles into regular-sized noodles.
Marinara Sauce
  1. Place all the ingredients for the marinara sauce into a food processor and pulse briefly. The sauce should be a little bit chunky (not a puree).
Assemble
  1. Serve the marinara sauce over zucchini noodles. Garnish the dish with a little bit of chopped basil and serve immediately.