zucchini boating.

One of my favorite parts of my approach to food is the freedom to experiment with the many different types of “clean” eating. Thanks to a recent visit to Pure Food and Wine, as well as the encyclopedic information provided by Gena, lately I have been enjoying forays into the world of raw foods.

Summer seems like the ideal period to delve into the raw world. In an apartment like mine, where there isn’t much ventilation, an excuse to leave the oven off and still eat a satisfying meal is always welcome.

So, I decided it was time to throw together a raw recipe of my own. An opportunity to play with my food and essentially turn a salad into something pretty? Well worth it.

zucchini shells

raw zucchini boats

  • 2 medium zucchini
  • 1 roma tomato
  • 1/4 c fresh oregano
  • 1 T evoo
  • pinch salt

Hollow out zucchini (leave about 1/4″ on each side). In blender or food processor, combine inside of zucchini with remaining ingredients. Blend well; pour into zucchini shells.

raw zucchini boats

This was a) incredibly quick, b) incredibly fun, c) incredibly tasty.  Whoever says clean eating is boring has no idea what they’re missing.

Have you tried any raw food recipes? 



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9 responses to “zucchini boating.

  1. I’ve never tried a raw recipe that isn’t a salad, but those boats actually look amazing. I think I need to start making a list of all the blog recipes I want to try!

  2. fearlessfabulousfulloflife

    that looks FABULOUS!! i’ve been dying to go to pure food and wine in NYC!! we have a good restaurant here in boston called GREZZO (italian word for raw)

    have a wonderful evening leslie! 🙂 xoxox

  3. andrenna

    I really like raw foods. Raw Foods for One or Two People is my favorite raw cookbook right now. I think the desserts are particularly good – a chocolate pudding made of avocado, cocoa and dates is really amazing.

    I think your zucchini boats look good. I’d squeeze a lemon on top!

  4. I’ve never tried raw recipes, but I had a raw salad once in this raw vegan restaurant in NYC…
    That boats look so fresh and delicious! But I miss cheese…hee hee!

  5. Hi Leslie thanks for the lovely comment 🙂

    The zucchini boats look very yummy. I haven’t tried raw food recipes other than veggies.

  6. I have not tried any raw foods…but your yummy creations make me want to. 🙂

  7. Oooooh pretty zuke boats! You are so clever, I would never have dreamed those up!

  8. Yum!! That looks great. I have also been trying to experiment with more raw foods. So many more ways to do it and get creative than people think.


  9. foodnfit

    Wow! That looks so yummy!

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