Saturday, 20 April 2013

Easy Peasy "Spaghetti Bolognese" ... raw

This is such a delicious alternative to traditional spaghetti bolognese; the flavours in the raw sauce are so much better when the ingredients aren't cooked!

For 2 servings, you will need:
  • 6 sundried tomatoes, soaked for a few hours in water
  • 3 pitted dates
  • 12 really decent cherry tomatoes (its's worth getting good ones if you want a tasty sauce)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Juice of half a small lemon
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp tamari (or soy sauce)
  • A small handful of fresh basil
  • Sprig of parsley to serve
  • 1 large courgette

Chop the ends off the courgette and spiralise into spaghetti. If you don't have a spiraliser then slice as finely as you can or use a mandolin.

Once the sundried tomatoes have soaked for a few hours, take them and pop them in the food processor with all the other ingredients except the herbs. If your dates are very dry then pre-soak them too. Pulse until you have a textured sauce, but before it gets pureed!

Drain anyway any excess water (you'll get some from the tomatoes) and dollop the sauce onto your pile of courgette spaghetti. Chop up your basil and scatter on top and serve with the parsley.

1 comment:

  1. Yes, the addition of some greens would be fabulous! :) Thanks for commenting!