some like it raw


January 26, 2010 by Sarah S.

I apologize for the post title, I just couldn’t help myself!

Today I tried my hand at making a somewhat raw recipe! And I have to say, it was PRETTY darn tasty. Because I see it’s such a popular food on the bloggies, I decided to attempt the making of some zucchini. Because I don’t yet have a spiraler (but I will one day!) I just peeled mine with a normal carrot peeler. This worked very well and wasn’t at all as tedious as I imagined. Here’s the pic and the recipe:



1 can (about 15 oz) organic garbanzo beans

1 can organic diced tomatoes with chilis (or without, if you prefer)

1 tsp Berbere seasoning (or: ½ tsp red chili flakes, dash of cinnamon, ½ tsp cumin)

Salt and pepper to taste

1 normal size zucchini


In a medium saucepan, combine tomatoes, garbanzo beans, and seasoning. Bring to medium heat. Meanwhile, peel your zucchini into thin fettucine-like ribbons. Once the tomato/bean mixture is thoroughly heated (I cooked it for 8 minutes to really let the spices absorb into the tomatoes, but if you’d like to make this more “raw”you don’t even have to heat it up at all.) Transfer to blender and process until it’s your desired sauce consistency. Mine ended up being a nice hearty sauce. Spoon atop “noodles” and eat!

Now, I’m not sure if canned ingredients really qualify for raw eating, but that’s why I said somewhat raw. It was super delicious though, nice and spicy. I put it on top of HTB’s tilapia this evening and that was a hit too.

What are your favorite “raw noodle” recipes? I feel kind of addicted all of a sudden! Good thing I have a drawer full of zucchini! Tomorrow I think I will try an alfredo sauce with coconut milk and nutritional yeast. Stay tuned!


2 thoughts on “some like it raw

  1. How conveeeeeeenient that I just bought some berbere for Happy Herbivore recipe testing!

    Haha, I’m not surprised you’re feeling instantly addicted to raw noodles–same thing happened to me! Still love them but thankfully over the kick where I ate em every day for a while–that got old. I actually have a raw vodka sauce recipe of my own from a while back–it’s pretty tasty too! Go to my site and search “rawsta a la rawdka” or something silly like that. I think that was the title. (Or just search raw vodka sauce, duh.) My fave raw sauce is still Gena’s raw marinara though!

  2. mrssturgis says:

    I will definitely check out that sauce! I lurves my raw pasta. I’ve been looking for a spiraler everywhere and can’t find one. I haven’t tried Gena’s yet, so I’ll get on that too! I’ve got PLENTY of zucchini in the fridge, so no prob. 🙂

    I love the berbere spice! It’s so super spicy though, I only put a teaspoon in the sauce and it’s quite piquant.

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