Eating Raw While In College (And After!)

Eating Raw While In College (And After!)

Monday, January 9, 2012

Zucchini Linguine Pasta with Basil Pesto!

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


For the Pesto:
Soak the pinenuts and pumpkin seeds for at least 4 hours. Drain and rinse.
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.
Store in a glass jar in the fridge for up to a week.

For the Zucchini Linguini:
Use a julienne peeler to slice the zucchini lengthways into long noodles and place in a large bowl. You could also use a spiralizer.
Chop the tomatoes and capsicum, destone and chop the olives and add these with the pine nuts to the zucchini.
Add the pesto and mix thoroughly to combine.
Leave to sit for 1hour before serving if you would like the noodles to soften a bit.


  1. Hey! Do you recommend a dehydrator? Thinking of getting one :)

  2. Yes I absolutely do :) You can do SO much more with one! The two best ways to store raw foods for more than a few weeks include 1) freezing or 2) dehydrating. When we have fruit that is about to go bad at my house we either puree it with spices and other fruits and pour it onto a dehydrator sheet and make fruit leather, or we simply cut it up and dehydrate it and store it in glass mason jars. :)
    If you are looking for a specific brand I recommend Excalibur, though any brand should work well too.