Steamed Zucchini with Spicy Raw Tomato Basil Sauce
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  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 2 medium tomatoes, cored and quartered
  • 1 sweet red pepper, stem and seeds removed, coarsely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • ½ medium sweet onion, coarsely chopped
  • ½ small Serrano pepper (optional), stem and seeds removed
  • handful of fresh Basil, thinly sliced
  • juice of half a lemon or lime
  1. Use a mandolin slicer or Spiralizer to cut the zucchini into thin noodles. You can use a knife if that’s all you’ve got, but it will take a while.
  2. In a blender or food processor, combine the onion, garlic, sweet pepper, and Serrano pepper. Pulse until well-chopped and combined.
  3. Add tomatoes, basil, and lime and pulse until the mixture is well-blended but still slightly chunky.
  4. Pour into a fine mesh strainer positioned over a bowl and allow to drain for 15-30 minutes. Reserve the liquid to add to a future juice.
  5. To serve, place zucchini noodles in a bowl and top with plenty of sauce. Garnish with extra basil leaves.
  6. Steam the noodles using a vegetable steamer if you have one, or boil them for 45 seconds, immediately removing them from the water.
Recipe by My Earth Garden at