Raw Vegan Marinara Sauce with Yellow Squash Fettuccine

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Making a raw marinara sauce has been on my mind for a while. Sometimes I Just randomly think of it and I can’t get rid of it until I actually make it!

I will say that I personally have a weak stomach with raw foods, it just seem to make my stomach a bit upset afterwards, that’s why I’ve included a suggestion for a way to “heat it up” at the end. I know that most people will probably be fine eating it raw, so go for it!

Before I forget, YELLOW SQUASH LOOKS LIKE PASTA!

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Raw Vegan Marinara Sauce with Yellow Squash Fettuccine

2 yellow squash
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan/sea salt

Sauce
6 Roma tomatoes
1/4 cup sundried tomatoes in olive oil & Italian herbs
2 tablespoons crushed walnuts
1 tablespoon garlic flavoured extra virgin olive oil (regular is fine too)
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon garlic powder (or 1 clove garlic)
1 teaspoon onion powder (or 1 tablespoon chopped red onion)
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
10-15 fresh basil leaves
1 pitted date
A few sprinkles ground pepper
A few sprinkles Himalayan/sea salt

To make the Pasta: Wash the yellow squash, then use a vegetable peeler to peel layers of the squash off. You may want to experiment peeling from different angles so the “pasta strips” come out smaller sized. Otherwise, you can simply peel it, then use a knife to slice down the centre so the pasta noodles are not too wide.

Let the squash sit in a large bowl and add 1/4 teaspoon salt, covering all parts of the noodle. This way, it will drain out the water. Let it sit for about 30 minutes or longer while you prepare the other ingredients.

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To make the Marinara Sauce: Chop the Roma tomatoes in four or five pieces, and put them in a food processor. Add the rest of the ingredients. Don’t forget to crush the walnuts with your hands if they’re in big chunks, and wash the basil.

Once everything is in the blender, give it a few pulses until everything is very well chopped. Do not put this on a high powered blender like Vitamix, because you will end up with orange sauce.

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Remove all the water released from the yellow squash pasta.

At this point, you can either eat it as it is, or do what I really love:

Put the pasta sauce and squash separately in a dehydrator or oven (with the lowest setting) for a few hours. This way, you get the cooked flavour. Once you can smell a really fragrant aroma, it’s ready to be eaten.

Once it’s ready for you, spoon the pasta onto a plate and top it with the sauce and garnish with basil.

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Raw Vegan Marinara Sauce with Yellow Squash Fettuccine
Serves: 2
 

Ingredients
  • 2 yellow squash
  • ½ teaspoon Himalayan/sea salt
Sauce
  • 6 Roma tomatoes
  • ¼ cup sundried tomatoes in olive oil & Italian herbs
  • 2 tablespoons crushed walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon garlic flavoured extra virgin olive oil (regular is fine too)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (or 1 clove garlic)
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder (or 1 tablespoon chopped red onion)
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 10-15 fresh basil leaves
  • 1 pitted date
  • A few sprinkles ground pepper
  • A few sprinkles Himalayan/sea salt

Instructions
  1. To make the Pasta: Wash the yellow squash, then use a vegetable peeler to peel layers of the squash off. You may want to experiment peeling from different angles so the “pasta strips” come out smaller sized. Otherwise, you can simply peel it, then use a knife to slice down the centre so the pasta noodles are not too wide.
  2. Let the squash sit in a large bowl and add ¼ teaspoon salt, covering all parts of the noodle. This way, it will drain out the water. Let it sit for about 30 minutes or longer while you prepare the other ingredients.
  3. To make the Marinara Sauce: Chop the Roma tomatoes in four or five pieces, and put them in a food processor. Add the rest of the ingredients. Don’t forget to crush the walnuts with your hands if they’re in big chunks, and wash the basil.
  4. Once everything is in the blender, give it a few pulses until everything is very well chopped. Do not put this on a high powered blender like Vitamix, because you will end up with orange sauce.
  5. Remove all the water released from the yellow squash pasta.
  6. At this point, you can either eat it as it is, or do what I really love:
  7. Put the pasta sauce and squash separately in a dehydrator or oven (with the lowest setting) for a few hours. This way, you get the cooked flavour. Once you can smell a really fragrant aroma, it’s ready to be eaten.
  8. Once it’s ready for you, spoon the pasta onto a plate and top it with the sauce and garnish with basil.

 

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