This is one of my favourite meals to make – Living Pesto Pasta made with fresh zucchini and kelp noodles. Zucchini noodles are so fresh and juicy – a super refreshing, light and easy to digest meal to make for the hot summer months.
Whenever I want to turn people on to raw food, I serve them this meal. Every single time I serve it to a person interested in raw food, they always say how much they love it and how easy it would be to switch from regular wheat pasta to living pasta. Once I made the switch, over 6 years ago now, I would never dream of going back. Living pasta dishes can be made in any number of ways, with a tomato marinara, or a curry-style or mushroom sauce, but if I had to choose, I go with Pesto Pasta.
Living Pesto Pasta
Living pasta is so easy and fun to make. I use a spiral slicer, that you can buy at Amazon for only $35, well worth the investment, considering everything you can do with it. When making this dish, if you want, you can make a combination of zucchini noodles and kelp noodles, also a great additional ingredient to any raw food kitchen. I use Gold Mine Kelp Noodles, another great affordable find on amazon. You can either choose to combine the two or not, it’s up to you, a living pasta with only zucchini noodles is just as excellent. I love how fresh and juicy this living pasta tastes.
For this living pasta dish, follow this recipe to make raw vegan pesto.
Take a handful of fresh living noodles and place it into a bowl. Place one big scoop of pesto into the bowl and mix it together until the pesto is spread evenly. I then take a spoon and make a nice ‘nest’ or ball with it, and then gently place it on a plate.
What would pasta be without parmesan cheese? I love adding a little raw vegan parmesan, that’s quick and easy to make, and adds a beautiful aesthetic of the white on green for a beautiful presentation. Top that with some fresh diced basil and perhaps a few slivers of tomato and there you have it, a tasty and easy to make raw living pesto pasta.
You can serve this living pasta with a side of salad or raw dehydrated crackers or a side of soup if you like…whatever tickles your fancy!
Most importantly, take a moment to connect to where this food came from and bless it up! Thank Mother Earth for all the abundance that she provides, it is after all, what’s sustaining your life here on earth.
Enjoy this wonderingly delicious raw living food main dish!
Aloha from the Big Island of Hawaii,