For those looking to eat clean, this is the perfect meal to give you the satisfaction of a savoury dish, yet is still gluten free, plant based and raw!
With the main ingredients of this dish being fresh, whole produce, you will not only be taking in all the rich nutrients of each ingredient but you will also be able to taste what real food should taste like.
Ingredients supplied by ETL Lifestyle Membership partner the FRANK FOOD company.
When we consume foods raw, the digestive enzymes contained within are not broken down and so it is easier for the body to assimilate its nutrients. This aides better digestion and retains the nutrient content of the foods. With foods like pasta, we know it all comes down to the sauce. The main ingredient in this sauce is of course tomatoes, an under-rated and cost-friendly superfood. Tomatoes are packed full of beneficial nutrients and antioxidants such as vitamins A and C and folic acid. Lycopene (the antioxidant that gives tomatoes their colour) are well researched anti-inflammatory phytonutrients. Some people cant digest a compound in tomatoes and other nightshade foods and this has created a common misconception that they are inflammatory. If you can digest tomatoes just fine, do not avoid them! Lycopene is know as one of the most powerful antioxidants in the world as they prevent and help cure disease.
Prepare the Zucchini noodles first using a spiralizer.
Sprinkle spiralized Zucchini with salt and leave in a sieve to drain. To prepare the sauce, chop up the Tomatoes and place in a blender. Add in the Medjool Dates, Mustard Powder, Shallot and blend until desired texture.
Add in Salt, Pepper and Chili to taste. Squeeze any liquid out of the noodles and place into a large bowl. Add the sauce and using tongs, mix well.
Serve and top with Olives, Goji Berries and fresh Basil.
2-3 Medjool Dates
½ tsp Mustard Powder
Dried Goji Berries
Dried Chili Flakes
Salt and Pepper to taste
Special thanks to the FRANK FOOD company for their delicious organic produce that was delivered straight to the ETL Haus.