I’ve been a spiralizing fiend lately. The zucchini at the Farmer’s Market has been so delicious. And it’s the easiest thing in the world to turn summer squash into cute little noodles if you have this handy-dandy tool. Half the joy of eating is having fun while you chew, right? So twirl your fork, slurp these cute little babies up, and have a blast!
I decided to mix the zucchini with kelp noodles mostly to have fun with different textures. But there are so many other reasons to use kelp noodles. They provide 15% of your daily recommended calcium and 4% of iron. Kelp noodles are also high in iodine which plays an important part in metabolism and thyroid function. But really, I just like how they crunch! And they go with every type of sauce I’ve ever tried.
Speaking of sauce, I hope you like this one. The basil and garlic give it a spicy kick, but the apricots and almond butter temper it. If you’re not into spice, just a basil leaf or two will do. I love a whole handful.
Raw Zucchini and Kelp Noodles with a Creamy Basil Apricot Sauce
Creamy Basil Apricot Sauce Ingredients:
- 3 fresh apricots (or 6 dried apricots soaked in 1/3 c. water)
- 1 clove garlic
- small handful of basil leaves
- juice of 1/2 lime
- 1/4 c. almond butter
- 1 T. gluten-free tamari or coconut aminos
- 1 T. apple cider vinegar
- 1 package kelp noodles, soaked and drained
- 1 zucchini, peeled and spiralized
- 1 red pepper, chopped
1. Place all sauce ingredients in the food processor. If using soaked apricots, include the soaking water as well. Process until smooth. You will need to stop several times to scrape down the sides of the bowl.
2. Cut kelp noodles with kitchen shears while they are soaking and drain well. Place in a large bowl.
3. Add spiralized zucchini and red pepper to the kelp noodles. If you do not have a spiralizer, you can use a vegetable peeler to create long strips of zucchini.
4. Pour the Creamy Basil Apricot Sauce onto the noodles and peppers and mix until well coated.
More Raw Noodle Dishes to Try:
- Do you like kelp noodles?
- Are you a spiralizer?