Zucchini Fettuccini

zucchini fettuccine on a blue plate and white wooden surface

Raw food lends itself very well to Italian flavours. Whether it’s something simple like this zucchini fettuccine recipe you’re looking at, or something more involved (but totally worth it) like this raw lasagne.

Even though it’s simple, we’re making this zucchini fettuccine a bit special with some simple tarragon oil.

We’re also giving you the recipe for quick macadamia parmesan, which is perfect for sprinkling on this dish before serving.

How to Cut Zucchini Noodles

There are a whole bunch of different ways to do this.

For this particular recipe, we’re going to be using a mandoline with a julienne blade attached. This is a great way to get the zucchini into more of a fettuccine shape.

Of course, there’s always the ever popular spaghetti version, which some people refer to as zucchini noodles, or ‘zoodles’. That would be done with a spiralizer.

Zucchini Pasta Without a Spiralizer

If you don’t have either of these, you can make shredded zucchini with a simple peeler, which will give you ribbons.

Sauce For Zucchini Pasta

This recipe gives you a zucchini alfredo type sauce, which is creamy and can be made more cheesy in it’s taste by the addition of nutritional yeast.

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Zucchini Fettuccine

A lovely, simple little lunch or dinner dish.
Servings4

Nutrition (For one serving)

Calories: 474kcalCarbohydrates: 24gProtein: 12gFat: 40gSaturated Fat: 6gSodium: 468mgPotassium: 1240mgFiber: 6gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 2069IUVitamin C: 85mgCalcium: 205mgIron: 7mg

Ingredients

Tarragon Oil

  • 1.8 ozs tarragon
  • 5 spring onion tops (or use chives / parsley)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil

Quick Macadamia Parmesan

  • 1/4 cup macadamias (dry and unsoaked)
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Zucchini Fettuccine

  • 4 zucchini (courgette)
  • 1 red bell pepper (sliced thinly)
  • 1/2 shallot

Alfredo Sauce

  • 1/2 cup cashews soaked for 20 minutes
  • 2 tbsp olive oil use tarragon oil from earlier
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 spring onions tops
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

Tarragon Oil

  • Blend all the ingredients together in a high-speed blender.
  • Strain through a nut milk bag, but only press hard enough to get the oil running through, not so hard that the water comes out. This oil should keep for 2 weeks at room temperature, so just making a little like this every now and then will be a nice treat.

Quick Macadamia Parmesan

  • Use a microplane, which is a really fine grater, to grate the macadamias into a bowl.
  • Crumble in the nutritional yeast, so it's powder and add the salt. Lightly mix these together, to maintain the fluffiness.

Zucchini Fettuccine

  • Slice the courgette lengthways on a mandoline with the large julienne attachment, or make into ribbons with a peeler. Then cut the red bell pepper and onion nice and thin. Place all of these in a bowl and put to one side.

Alfredo Sauce

  • Blend the cashews, water, olive oil, spring onions, lemon juice and salt in a high-speed blender until smooth.
  • Add small amounts of the sauce to the zucchini until you're happy with the amount. You don't want to swap the zucchini. Mix it through with your hands. Keep any remaining sauce in the fridge for up to 3 days to use as a salad dressing or crudité dip for snacks.
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September 15th, 2019

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