Noodle dishes from any country’s cuisine can be so satisfyingly comforting, but pasta also comes with a heavy feeling, especially if eating processed ingredients. Add to that a heavy sauce, and some of those meals can creep up in calories, sodium, and fat. Instead, skip boiling the pasta and opt for healthier ingredients such as zucchini noodles to make a raw meal. Lighten up your cooking with these flippin’ awesome raw sauces:
The secret of this sauce is using sun-dried tomatoes and almonds, which will help you achieve a thick, hearty tomato sauce that tastes delicious on zucchini noodles.
You choose the peppers you want to use, then add in classic hot sauce flavors like garlic, chili powder, salt, and lime zest. Also, use star ingredients like Raw Apple cider vinegar and chia gel, which will help give you a thicker sauce.
Use your imagination with this sauce and put it on top of veggies and zucchini pasta – anything that could use a creamy zing.
This delicious, creamy, peanut butter sauce has an amazing Thai-inspired kick. Put it overtop carrot, zucchini, and red pepper noodles for a much healthier, raw, and vegan version of spicy peanut noodles.
This sauce is great for sushi or seaweed wraps. The recipe is pretty simple, calling for tahini, chili powder, miso, dates, lemon juice, garlic, and water, then blend everything until smooth.
Oh yes, raw vegans can eat enchiladas too, thanks to nutritional yeast and cashews, which are two amazing ingredients for achieving creamy, thick sauces. Use them for an out-of-this-world cashew cheese sauce to put overtop raw vegan enchiladas.
Make this avocado puree for a creamy and light sauce that will leave you feeling full and satisfied yet not weigh you down. Ladle it overtop fresh zucchini pasta.
For a sweeter sauce that’s perfect for an after-lunch treat, think fruity. In this sauce, apples, oranges, cinnamon, and nutmeg meet chia seeds and baby spinach for a healthy and tasty sauce.
After meals of enchiladas and veggie pasta, complete with delicious, savory raw sauces, try chocolate for dessert. This Pumpkin Cashew Cream Cake is not complete without the delicious chocolate drizzle overtop.
A coulis is a thick, French sauce made from pureed and strained vegetables or fruit. A simple harmony of dried goji berries, agave nectar, and water make up this simple yet sophisticated and tart coulis. This is another fabulous, sweet raw sauce, which goes overtop this Mindblowing Banana Chocolate Caramel Vegan Ice Cream Cake.
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