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Basil and Raw Food, Expanded

As promised from yesterday, here is another great raw food recipe for you! (Note..we haven’t done the pesto, yet). This is a very quick and delicious way to use the Basil Walnut-Cashew spread from yesterday and turn it into a refreshing, satisfying dinner tonight! A little additional Basil Oil, and some filtered water thins the spread into a sauce. Chop up some veggies and you are good to go. Dinner in under 5 minutes!




Basil Veggie Primavera



  1. Whisk water and basil oil into Basil Walnut-Cashew Spread


  • 1 cup carrots
  • 1 cup zucchini
  • 1 cup yellow squash
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Basil Walnut-Cashew Spread
  1. Chop carrots, zucchini and yellow squash into bite-sized pieces.
  2. Stir in tomatoes.
  3. Top with sauce and mix to coat.
  4. Optional, top with chiffonade basil (thinly sliced), Himalayan sea salt and pepper to taste.

*Chef’s note: this sauce has a brownish tinge to it from the walnuts. If you want a white sauce, replace the walnuts with more cashews. But they are so darn healthy, I would use them!

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  1. Jess wrote on September 26, 2011

    I have a nut allergy, what other sauces would go well with this?

    • Susan wrote on September 26, 2011

      You could possibly do a raw tomato marinara sauce but then it would be a completely different recipe… :-)

  2. Kairi wrote on September 20, 2011

    Superior tihinnkg demonstrated above. Thanks!

  3. Maggie@livingfoodjunkie wrote on August 26, 2010

    This looks stunning! I think I might serve this dish when the parents come over for dinner :) Thank you for sharing.

  4. Chelsea wrote on August 25, 2010

    Yum! This looks absolutely amazing!


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