Several years ago, I had the unique experience of learning more about raw foods from a friend of mine. She introduced me to green smoothies and a host of other nutritional, fresh, and stimulating raw recipes. To this day, one of my favorite go-to recipes (especially in the summer) is for raw zucchini spaghetti with tomato-basil marinara.
My friend CJ Cantrell posted this recipe on her blog Use the Advantage (which was originally from Nicole at New Leaf Nutrition). When I make this dish, I don’t always use the dates. It tastes fine without them. Additionally, a cheap spiralizer can be purchased online for around $20 (more or less). If you’re into this meal as much as I am, you’ll find it is a worthwhile purchase!
When serving the meal, I frequently serve it with a crusty French or Italian garlic bread and/or a green salad.
You’ll find the recipe for my Cucumber & Chickpea Salad here. If you omit the bread, this meal is instantly gluten-free as well.