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Raw Tomato Basil Sauce Recipe

Fresh and Flavorful: Raw Tomato Basil Sauce Recipe

Raw tomato basil sauce
Zucchini noodles are served topped with raw tomato basil sauce, sesame seeds, kelp, and nori.

Are you looking for a fresh, delicious, and healthy sauce to pair with your zucchini noodles? I got you covered! This raw tomato basil sauce is not only easy to make but also bursting with vibrant flavors. Perfect for those on a raw food journey or anyone seeking a nutritious meal option, this sauce will quickly become a favorite in your kitchen.


Raw Tomato Basil Sauce Recipe


Ingredients


  • 4 medium ripe tomatoes, chopped

  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, packed

  • 1 shallot

  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes (preferably soaked in water for about 30 minutes to soften)

  • 1 tablespoon key lime juice

  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (adjust to taste)

  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne (adjust to taste)


Directions


  1. Prepare Ingredients: Ensure all ingredients are washed and prepped. Chop the fresh tomatoes and soak the sun-dried tomatoes if they’re not already soft.

  2. Blend Ingredients: Add the chopped tomatoes, fresh basil leaves, garlic cloves, olive oil, soaked sun-dried tomatoes, lemon juice, sea salt, and black pepper to a high-speed blender or food processor.

  3. Blend Until Smooth: Blend the mixture until smooth and creamy. If you prefer a chunkier sauce, pulse the blender a few times until you reach your desired consistency.

  4. Taste and Adjust: Taste the sauce and adjust the seasoning if needed. Add more salt, pepper, or lemon juice as desired. If you’re using nutritional yeast, add it in and blend for a few more seconds.

  5. Serve Over Zucchini Noodles: Spiralize your zucchini into noodles using a spiralizer or a julienne peeler. Toss the zucchini noodles with the raw tomato basil sauce until they are well coated.

  6. Garnish and Enjoy: Serve immediately, garnished with a few fresh basil leaves and a drizzle of olive oil if desired.


Tips:

  • For added richness, you can blend in a few soaked cashews or a tablespoon of raw tahini.

  • Store any leftover sauce in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

  • This sauce also works great as a raw pizza sauce or a dip for veggies.

  • If the sauce is too thick, add more orange juice to thin it out.


Enjoy! This dish is a great way to incorporate more raw foods without sacrificing taste. Whether you’re a raw food enthusiast or simply looking for a healthy, tasty meal, this recipe is sure to please.


Feel free to share your experience with this recipe in the comments below, and don’t forget to check back for more raw food inspirations!

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