Pesto Pasta over Zucchini or Kelp Noodles

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I never get tired of pesto. and the greens are so alkalizing and energizing. A great raw food staple. This pesto recipe is also great as a spread on crackers or thinned with water and used as a salad dressing.



1 cup basil, parsley, arugula, kale, spinach or cilantro (combo is good too), very tightly packed

1 tsp. lemon juice or to taste

3-5 cloves garlic

1 Tbs. mellow white miso paste (cheesy taste)

1/2 tsp. Himalayan salt crystals

1/4 cup olive oil

1/2 cup pine nuts

1-2 packages of kelp noodles ( rinsed well, OR 4 zucchinis made into angel hair pasta using the Spiral Slicer



1) Place the herbs in the bottom of the blender or food processor then add remainder of ingredients.

2) Blend or puree until smooth but so it still has a little bit of texture (don't totally liquefy it)

Assembling the Pasta

1) Top the noodles with the pesto, stir and serve. You may want to cut the noodles with a scissors for ease of eating and serving.


The pesto will keep in a glass jar for 1 week or more refrigerated. Do not mix with noodles if you plan on keeping the pesto for more than a day.

About Elaina Love

Elaina Love is a professional Chef and Instructor, Lifestyle Counselor and Owner/Director of the raw food store and Pure Joy Planet. She authored the raw, vegan, living food recipe book Elaina's Pure Joy Kitchen to share her favorite recipe creations, which have also been published internationally. She is the creator of the Amazing Nut Milk Bag. Elaina has been teaching raw food courses worldwide since 1998. She is a Chef / Instructor at the renowned Living Light Culinary Arts Institute where she has been on staff since 2000. Elaina has taught classes and provided raw food meals at many raw food events and retreats, including those for David Wolfe of Nature’s First Law, Dr. Gabriel Cousens of The Tree of Life, Living Light Internationals Raw World, The International Raw Foods Festival, The Boutenko Family and many more recognized leaders in the raw food community. With a passion for sharing the knowledge she has attained through years of experience, Elaina has helped people throughout the country bring about positive changes in their lives. Her teaching and support empowers people to lose weight and gain energy by making positive lifestyle choices and incorporating more living, raw food into their diet.

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