I am probably one of the least gadgety cooks ever. I don’t have a food processor, stand mixer, or bread machine. I have, but barely use, my hand mixer or my blender. But after I attended a raw food workshop, I decided that I wanted to make pasta out of vegetables and I didn’t have [...]
I am probably one of the least gadgety cooks ever. I don’t have a food processor, stand mixer, or bread machine. I have, but barely use, my hand mixer or my blender. But after I attended a raw food workshop, I decided that I wanted to make pasta out of vegetables and I didn’t have the patience – or knife skills – to cut them on my own.
Everywhere I looked, a spiralizer seemed a must for raw foodies to make “pasta” out of carrots, zucchini, or anything like that. But the least expensive spiralizer was fifty bucks and it went up from there. Then I realized that if all I wanted was something to cut “pasta”-like strands out of my veggies, I needed a julienne peeler.
I found one and it was perfect for making zucchini “pasta”…and it only cost me twenty dollars.
This is an easy “pasta” salad. Julienne 4 zucchini and toss with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, fresh thyme, fresh mint, and raw sliced almonds. Feel free to adjust herbs to what you have on hand!
This is one of our favorite “no cook” meals.
1/2 pound orecchiette 1 pound white mushrooms, cleaned and thinly sliced 1 bunch spinach, rinsed and trimmed 1 pound fava beans, seeds removed from pods and pods discarded olive oil salt and pepper
Directions: For the fava beans, boil a pot of water. Blanch the beans, drain, and rinse with cool water. Carefully slip [...]
- 1/2 pound orecchiette
- 1 pound white mushrooms, cleaned and thinly sliced
- 1 bunch spinach, rinsed and trimmed
- 1 pound fava beans, seeds removed from pods and pods discarded
- olive oil
- salt and pepper
Directions: For the fava beans, boil a pot of water. Blanch the beans, drain, and rinse with cool water. Carefully slip the skins off the beans and discard the skins, setting the beans aside. Cook pasta according to instructions on package. Meanwhile, heat a skillet over medium heat. When hot, add olive oil. Add mushrooms and cook until tender, about 7 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove from pan and set aside. Heat a bit more olive oil in pan and add the spinach and fava beans. Season with a bit of salt.
Cook until spinach leaves are wilted and fava beans are just tender. Add the mushrooms and pasta to the pan and toss together. Check for seasoning, and add more salt and pepper if necessary. Top with parmesan if desired!
1 head broccoli, chopped 1 bunch dandelion greens Kosher salt 1 pound orechiette, penne or other pasta 1/4 cup extra‐virgin olive oil 4 cloves garlic, chopped 1⁄4 cup marinated artichoke hearts, drained and finely chopped Pinch dried red pepper flakes, or to taste Freshly ground pepper and salt 1⁄4 cup grated parmesan cheese
- 1 head broccoli, chopped
- 1 bunch dandelion greens
- Kosher salt
- 1 pound orechiette, penne or other pasta
- 1/4 cup extra‐virgin olive oil
- 4 cloves garlic, chopped
- 1⁄4 cup marinated artichoke hearts, drained and finely chopped
- Pinch dried red pepper flakes, or to taste
- Freshly ground pepper and salt
- 1⁄4 cup grated parmesan cheese
In a large pot, bring 2 to 3 quarts of water to a boil. While the water heats, trim the greens and wash them well. Cut the greens crosswise into 1‐inch pieces or strips. When the water comes to a boil, add 1 tablespoon of salt. Toss the pasta and greens into the boiling water; cook until pasta is al dente. Drain the pasta, leaving a little bit of water clinging to it. Meanwhile, in a large, heavy skillet, heat the olive oil over medium‐high heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon, just until the garlic begins to color. Add the broccoli and sauté until just cooked. Add artichoke hearts and allow them to warm. Add the pasta to the cooked greens; toss well. Season to taste with pepper and salt and sprinkle with a dash of pepper flakes for heat. Serve immediately with a loaf of the thick‐crusted, whole‐grain bread. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and enjoy!
(adapted from Seasonalchef.com)
Get WE News in Your Inbox!Receive WE posts (recipes and newsletters) in your in-box. It's as simple as that! We respect your privacy. Your e-mail will never be shared without your consent.
Recipe Spotlightapples artichokes Basil beets broccoli cabbage carrots cauliflower celery chard cherry tomatoes cilantro Community supported agriculture corn CSA cucumber easy eggplant fava beans fennel Fogline Farm Garlic Green Beans green garlic honey kale lemon lettuce olive oil onion pumpkin salad spinach spring onion spring onions squash strawberries Summer Squash sustainability sustainable agriculture Tomatoes watermelon winter winter squash zucchini