Creamy Raw Zucchini Noodles

Zucchini noodles are an excellent raw alternative to the regular carb filled wheat noodles. They make a great dinner because they’re easily digestible and also very light and won’t leave you feeling full or bloated. If anything you’ll feel vibrant and energized from the full power of raw, living, foods. This particular recipe also has a delicious cashew based cheezy mustardy type sauce that is creamy and also raw. Fresh basil, hot sauce, and some freshly ground black pepper top it all off for a really refreshing and light entree.

I used a spiralizer to get these lovely zucchini noodles. This is the one that I bought and it works just perfectly. If you do not have a spiralizer you can certainly just use a vegetable peeler to make noodles that are more wide and thin but still work as noodles.

Sauce recipe:

1/2 cup cashews

1/2 cup white beans

1 tbsp onion

1/2 cup nutritional yeast

1 tbsp stone ground mustard

2 tbsp olive oil (or other oil of choice)

dash of sea salt

dash of pepper

water as needed (for creamy consistency)

If it’s too watery add a few more cashews or a bit more nutritional yeast, if it’s too thick add a bit more water and etc.

*additional ingredients: cayenne, garlic, mustard powder, lemon juice, basil, agave,  hot sauce to taste

Toss the noodles in the desired amount of sauce, serve with fresh basil,

black pepper and hot sauce and enjoy!

You can of course add any other veggies that you’d like to this dish too. I always love the coolness of a fresh cucumber or some thinly peeled carrot strips. You can also spiralize another kind of noodle like sweet potato or yellow squash and have some beautiful colors and variety of nutrients on your plate!

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8 thoughts on “Creamy Raw Zucchini Noodles

  1. This looks really good! I’ve been wanting to try zucchini noodles. And your sauce has some of our household’s favorite ingredients! How long does it take to make the noodles? Oh, also, please consider adding a Pinterest button to make it easier to pin your recipes 🙂

    • Thank you so much! The preparation time really depends on your preferences. For completely raw noodles it only takes a few minutes! It just takes as long as it takes you to spiralize or peel your zucchini. If you’d like the noodles to be a bit softer (and you don’t mind a little extra cooking time) you can let them marinate in a couple tbsp olive oil and sea salt for about 20 minutes or dehydrate them for about an hour at 115 degrees. (If you use a veggie peeler theyll already be quite soft) You could also always go the non raw route and sautee them for a bit on the stove until theyre as soft or crispy and as warm as you like them! For the recipe I did I just spiralized my zucchini and put the sauce on and the whole thing took under 30 minutes. I will also definitely add a pinterest button!

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