Spaghetti all Puttanesca

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A very refreshing and beautiful spaghetti dish. The basil really shines and brings out all the traditional Italian flavors.


2 cups grape tomatoes, sliced
5 cups basil 
2-3 fresh garlic cloves, grated 
1 cup raw pistachios or pine nuts 
1/2 cup + 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 
1/2 red onion, chopped medium size 
4-6 medium size zucchini
1/2 cup raw black olives, pitted and chopped 
2 tablespoons of hemp seeds 
Celtic sea salt and black pepper to taste crushed red pepper, optional



  1. In a food processor with the “S” blade add 4 cups of basil, 1 cup pistachios and 1/2 cup olive oil. Blend until smooth. Add salt and pepper to desired taste.
  2. In separate bowl chop tomatoes, garlic, remaining basil, chopped, red onion and remaining olive oil. Toss and add salt to taste. Let marinate for a few hours.
  3. Using a vegetable spiral slicer, slice the zucchini into pasta shape *. Toss the pistachio pesto with the pasta until mixed well. Toss in tomato mixture and let dish set 15-20 minutes before serving.
  4. Variation: To spice it up a little, toss in crushed red pepper. Sprinkle hemp seeds on top.
Tonya Cole LightfootAbout Tonya Cole Lightfoot

Tonya Cole Lightfoot is a certified raw food chef and teacher. Her training consists of teaching classes in New York City, Calgary, Washington DC, Phoenix, Houston, Dallas and Austin, Texas under Naturopathic Doctor Ritamarie Loscalzo, creator of fresh n’ fun living and in Maine under Alissa Cohen. She has taught over 500 people in Living on Live Foods and raw classes, taught for the Calgary library, Community Natural Foods, City of Calgary and written for Synchronicity, Body Soul & Spirit, City Style and Living Magazines and Purely Delicious. She has also hosted and coordinated major raw food events in Calgary with Chef Elaine Love, David Wolfe, Dorit, Paul Nison, Brendan Brazier and Matt & Angela Monarch and currently teaches a weekly Lunch n’ Learn series at her raw food retail store Journey of Health. She currently lives in Calgary, AB, Canada with her husband and daughter.

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