Eating Raw While In College (And After!)

Eating Raw While In College (And After!)

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Zucchini Linguine with Basil Pesto

  • For the Basil Pesto:
  • 2 Cups Tightly Packed Basil
  • 1/2 Cup Pine Nuts
  • 1/4 Cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
  • 1 Clove Garlic
  • 1/2 Tsp Himalayan or celtic sea salt
  • 1/4 Cup Cold Pressed olive oil
  • Spring or Filtered Water
  • For the Zucchini Linguini:
  • 3 Large Zucchini
  • 2 Medium Tomatoes
  • 8-10 Dried Olives
  • 1/2 Red Capsicum
  • 2 Tbsp Pine Nuts
  • 1/2 Cup Basil Pesto


  1. For the Pesto:
  2. Soak the pinenuts and pumpkin seeds for at least 4 hours. Drain and rinse.
  3. Place all ingredients apart from the water into a food processor and process until almost smooth. You still want a little texture to it. Add a little water at a time if it seems too dry.
  4. Store in a glass jar in the fridge for up to a week.
  5. For the Zucchini Linguini:
  6. Use a julienne peeler to slice the zucchini lengthways into long noodles and place in a large bowl. You could also use a spiralizer.
  7. Chop the tomatoes and capsicum, destone and chop the olives and add these with the pine nuts to the zucchini.
  8. Add the pesto and mix thoroughly to combine.
  9. Leave to sit for 1hour before serving if you would like the noodles to soften a bit.

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