Raw Vegan Zoodles with Romesco


Trying out a raw vegan diet or just looking for an easy no-cook recipe? This spiralized zucchini noodle dinner with red pepper sauce is refreshing, satisfying and oh-so-delicious! Plus, it couldn't be easier to make. Just whir up the 5-ingredient sauce in your food processor or blender, toss and serve!


8 cups zucchini noodles (from 3 medium)

½ teaspoon salt, divided

¼ teaspoon ground pepper

¼ cup raw almonds

1 medium red bell pepper, cut into chunks

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil  

1 small clove garlic, crushed

1 teaspoon paprika

½ teaspoon ground cumin

¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper (Optional)


Toss zucchini noodles with 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper in a large bowl.

Place almonds in a mini food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Add red pepper, oil, garlic, paprika, cumin, crushed red pepper (if using) and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; process until fairly smooth. Add 3/4 of the red pepper sauce to the zucchini and toss to coat. Serve, topped with a bit more sauce, if desired.