Eating aboard - Raw courgette pasta

Raw courgette pasta

Apologies for being somewhat late with this post. The boating keeps us busy, and then we don't always have internet access.

Raw pasta is something we have been trying to get right for a while, and not too successfully.

But here in the Netherlands, while on the boat, we found these lovely large courgettes at a market. I don't think we get them like this back home in South Africa.

Fortunately Karen just loves chopping and slicing.
She first cut the courgettes into thin slices, and then the slices into thin strips.
Back home we could have used the spiralizer, but here on the boat we have far less kitchen equipment.

The courgette strips were tossed in a fresh basil pesto, made on board using the recipe from the Rawlicious book.
The only slight difference, Karen used pine nuts instead of macadamia nuts.

The recipe as per the book -

3 cups fresh basil
1 clove garlic
1/3 cup macadamia nuts
1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
1/8 cup lemon juice
1/2 tspn rock salt
1/3 cup olive oil

Blend in a food processor till well chopped and combined.


On the boat we don't have a food processor, but we have a stick blender.
This gadget has been the best buy of all the kitchen items we have bought for our boat. We use it a lot. The other electrical item we are missing here is a power blender.

We have found courgette works best for raw pasta. We have used butternut, or sweet potatoes, but you do need to lightly steam, or at least blanch these in hot water first.

Next up - eating aboard - green smoothie for breakfast - using our trusty stick blender.

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