Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Marinated Zucchini with Veggies


I love using my spiral cutter to make raw food “noodles”, and zucchini makes the best “noodles” for your raw food recipes. The only problem is they lack in flavor. When you are just using them as a base for a flavorful sauce, it isn’t an issue. But when they become a center item for your raw food recipe, they need a little help.
I decided to make a dish using marinated zucchini. It is amazing how much zing a little marinade can give to these noodles. Since I was craving a clean recipe, the filling had to be tasty but light. You eat this for lunch or warm it in the dehydrator for diner.

Marinated Zucchini with Veggies
Marinade
2 tablespoons lemon juice1 tablespoon agave (or sweetener of choice)1 teaspoon grated ginger1/3 cup olive oil1 teaspoon thyme
1. Mix all ingredients together.
Mushrooms:
2 cups portabello mushrooms1/4 cup olive oil3 tablespoons nama shoyu2 tablespoons agave, or sweetener of choice
1. Cut mushrooms into slices
2. Mix together olive oil, nama shoyu and sweetener. Pour over mushrooms and marinate overnight.
Assembly:
2 zucchinis, spiralized2 carrots, grated2 scallions, thinly slicedmarinated mushrooms, see above1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1. Place zucchini noodles in bowl, pour marinade over noodles and let sit in the refrigerator overnight.
2. Drain noodles and place in a circle on the plate.
3. Mix together carrots, scallions, mushrooms and pumpkin seeds. Place in the center of the noodle nest.
Tagged as: raw food, raw food diet, raw food recipes
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