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Make Pasta Without the Stove

BY: KATIE CORTESE | 6.26.2014 |

Make Pasta Without the StoveEric Brent, the creator of HappyCow, has eaten his way through more than 50 countries. He named Rawlicious, a vegan eatery in Canada, as one of his favorite places to dine in the world. And the dish that stayed in his heart long after he returned to the States? Zucchetti pesto. Below, Brent shares the recipe, which can also be found in his new book, The HappyCow Cookbook, which was released this month.

Zucchetti Pesto

Serves: 4

This recipe is a great way to satisfy your pasta craving without feeling guilty! A tool called a spiralizer is used to turn zucchini into noodles—they look so much like spaghetti it might even fool a few people!

6 medium-size zucchini

1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes

1 cup Rawlicious Pesto (recipe follows)

10 cherry tomatoes

1 sprig parsley

Peel the zucchini and create the zucchini noodles by pushing them through a spiralizer. Slice the sun-dried tomatoes and cherry tomatoes. Toss the zucchini noodles with pesto. Garnish with parsley.

Rawlicious Pesto

Makes: 1 1/2 cups

1 1/2 cups basil

1 cup spinach

1/2 cup olive oil

1/3 cup lemon juice

1 1/2 cloves garlic

1/4 tsp. sea salt

1/4 tsp. pepper

3/4 cup sunflower seeds (soaked 4–6 hours and drained)

Add all ingredients, except the sunflower seeds, in the food processor and blend until thoroughly combined. Add sunflower seeds and combine once more. Remove and store. The pesto will keep in the fridge for 4 to 5 days.

Photo courtesy of Rawlicious

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