Recipes for a Summer of Health: Puttanesca Sauce over Zucchini Pasta

July 21, 2014

raw+zucchini+pastaWe have asked our foodie and nutrition friends to share their recipes to keep your health and wellness goals on track all summer long! This wonderful recipe comes courtesy of the Hacienda del Sol.

Puttanesca Sauce over Zucchini Pasta

Yield: 5 servings

Recipe created by Crystal

This is a delicious detox friendly recipe and you’ll be amazed how much the texture of the zucchini pasta resembles real pasta! If you are used to eating heavy wheat pasta… won’t miss it at all! Above all this pasta is easy to digest, which is what makes it such a great detox recipe. The more easily a meal can be digested the less energy and resources the body has to waste on digestion, rather then helping your body renew and cleanse.

1 cup sun dried tomatoes, soaked in one cup of water for 20 minutes

2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped

1 tablespoon red onion, finely chopped

½ cup fresh basil, finely chopped

1 cup pitted kalamata olives

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons maple syrup

1/2 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning

1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half or quarters

½ teaspoon fresh sea salt (or to taste)

To make the Puttanesca Sauce: Empty the sun-dried tomatoes from the soak water. Roughly chop the sun dried tomatoes. Place them in a large mixing bowl and add the rest of the ingredients. Mix thoroughly, and let the juices marinate together for at least 30 minutes. Serve over the Raw Zucchini Pasta!

Raw Zucchini Pasta

5 zucchini

2 tablespoons of olive oil

2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice

To make the Zucchini Pasta: Cut ends off zucchini then cut in half. Sandwich 1 segment of zucchini between the metal nose of your spirooli and spiked handle; start spinning. Repeat with the remaining zucchini segments. Voila, instant pasta! Toss the spaghetti in the olive oil and the lemon juice. Allow the spaghetti to sit at room temperature for at least one hour. For best results spoon out the marinated zucchini onto non-stick drying sheets and place in your dehydrator for one hour before serving.


Hacienda del SolHacienda Del Sol is an Eco Wellness Retreat and Spa oasis, which focuses on detoxification and rejuvenation. Our ongoing 7 to 21 Day juice cleanses, detox, fitness, yoga and spa retreats aim to renew you from the inside out. Visit them on facebook or twitter for more info!



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