A Healthy Take On Pasta

In this fun healthy dish, we used fresh zucchini and transform it into long noodles that look like real pasta! We tossed our “pasta” in a fresh and creamy avocado dressing, creating a super-healthy meal that’s gluten-free and vegan.

Raw zucchini noodles with creamy avocado sauce

This recipe not only tastes amazing but you will never believe that the "noodles" are actually raw zucchini. We used a spiralizer to create these long pasta-like noodles. If you don't have a spiralizer or don't want to buy one, a simple julienne peeler will work just as well but yield a short and thinner noodle. The avocado sauce gives this dish a healthy dose of fats, fiber and adds creaminess. Even your pickier eaters or kids will be fooled!

Raw zucchini noodles with creamy avocado sauce recipe

Serves 2


For the creamy avocado sauce

  • 1 medium avocado, halved and pit removed
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled
  • 1 lemon, juiced and zested
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 1/4 cup plain unsweetened coconut milk or soy milk
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Few dashes of hot sauce
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For the zucchini pasta

  • 2-3 large zucchini, ends removed, spiralized
  • Fresh veggies as garnish (we used cherry tomatoes)


  1. In a blender, add all of the ingredients for the sauce and process until velvety smooth. Give the sauce a quick taste to see if it needs additional seasoning.
  2. Add the zucchini noodles to a bowl and pour the sauce over top. With tongs gently toss the noodles mixing well. Divide between 2 plates and garnish with tomatoes. Serve immediately.

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Comments on "Raw zucchini noodles with creamy avocado sauce"

Brandi July 08, 2013 | 4:43 PM

Angie - yes you can definitely use parmesan cheese in this dish dish!

Angie July 08, 2013 | 1:37 PM

I don't have any nutritional yeast on hand...is there something I could use instead? Although the dish would no longer be vegan, would parmesan cheese work?

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