MY FAVORITE RAW DINNER. So I don’t always eat raw dinners – I always prefer a cooked meal as my last meal of the day. Especially in the winter. But, it’s hot as hell out so I’ve been eating a lot more raw food to keep my body temp down and also my apartment a lot cooler. This “marinara” sauce I make is absolutely delish! So if you read my blog regularly, you already know I’m not that precise with measurements or recipes because I honestly throw things together and taste test until it is perfect – I urge you to do this as well because you can see exactly how YOU like it, not necessarily me. I also put my sauce over raw zucchini noodles (“zoodles”) and in order to do this you will need a spiralizer! (www.williams-sonoma.com) but you could also put it over rice noodles, udon noodles, anything you want. I just love the zoodles because it feels like you are eating pasta but you eat about, three zucchinis…and we all know that is fantastic.
1.) Tomatoes (3-4)
2.) sun-dried tomatoes
3.) Cherry tomatoes
4.) Hemp seeds
7.) Green Onion
So in the vitamix I throw 4 tomatoes, sliced. A handful of cherry tomatoes. And a couple of sun-dried tomatoes. (Some sun-dried tomatoes need to be soaked for a couple of hours so they can blend properly) I then put in a couple leaves of fresh basil and a teaspoon of oregano. As for the green onions, I slice up about a cup worth and throw that in as well. As for the dates and hemp seeds, I put 2 dates in (Make sure you remove the pit, you can also soak these so they are easier to blend) and a tablespoon of hemp seeds. Then blend it up on high, and taste test. You will be left with a savory “pasta” sauce.
I apologize again for my awful, awful recipe writing – it’s something I will work on (and will start measuring what I do!) I would love if someone tried out the recipe and told me what they did differently or didn’t do differently!