This raw pasta marinara with no-meat balls is one of my go-to raw dinners because it's low in carbs, loaded with nutrients, and really delicious.
The no-meat balls are optional. If you want to make this an even quicker meal, you could skip making the meat balls. You can spiralize the zucchini noodles and blend up the marinara sauce in less than 20 minutes.
The sauce is very rich when you taste it straight out of the blender. But, it mellows out when you stir it through the zoodles. You're also best to add salt to taste once you've assembled the entire dish.
If you don't have a vegetable spiralizer to make spaghetti-style noodles, use a vegetable peeler to shave off thick fettuccine-style noodles. Either way, the pasta tastes delicious and looks gorgeous. Kelp noodles are also a great raw option.
Using raw vegetables in place of conventional cooked pasta opens up so many possibilities for including more vegetables into your diet. Spiralize squash, beets, or carrots for noodles, or use a mandoline to shave red or golden beets or jicama for ravioli-style pasta.
Get creative and make this dish your own.