Butternut Squash Pasta and Caesar Salad Recipe

by Callie England

If you are looking for a tasty healthy recipe, butternut squash pasta with caesar salad will work for either lunch or dinner. In this article, Callie demonstrates how to prepare this delicious vegan recipe that will work for the entire family. She also shows you how can make your own dressing (instead of buying a dressing full of preservatives from a store). Enjoy this dish!

Butternut Squash Pasta and Caesar Salad

Photographer: Callie England

(Raw Vegan) Casear Salad

Dressing

  • 1/2 C soaked sunflower seeds
  • 2 T raw tahini
  • 3 T lemon juice
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tsp miso
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp kelp powder
  • 1/2 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 tsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 C filtered water

In a high-speed blender, blend all ingredients until smooth. Note: This dressing also makes a wonderful dip as well!

Parmesan

  • 1/4 C pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 C nutritional yeast
  • dash or two of sea salt

Process all ingredients in a food processor, or, I use my magic bullet.

Assembly

1 head of romaine lettuce, washed and chopped.

In a large mixing bowl, dress lettuce with a few spoonfuls of dressing and toss well. Sprinkle Parmesan on top (store leftover parm in a glass container).

Butternut Squash Pasta

  • 1 peeled butternut squash
  • truffle oil
  • olive oil1 tsp + sea salt
  • dried Italian mixed herbs
  • basil for garnish
  • black pepper

Using mandoline, thinly shave squash. Stack shaved slices and cut linguine sized strips. In a large bowl combine noodles and sea salt. Be generous with sea salt, as you will be rinsing most off. Vigorously massage noodles and salt, let sit for about 30 minutes. Once noodles have softened, rinse noodles in a colander (squeeze out excess liquid). In a large bowl toss softened noodles, equal parts truffle oil and olive oil, Italian herbs, and a dash of sea salt. Garnish with basil and fresh ground pepper.

If you are interested in the story behind this recipe and additional tips, please visit Callie’s website at www.rawxy.com.

(Callie England is passionate about raw (and sometimes cooked) vegan food. She is experienced in creating raw food recipes that taste delicious and look great. She is a regular contributor at foodbuzz.com, and she also regularly updates her blog at http://www.rawxy.com to share ideas about healthy recipes that can be prepared within a budget.)

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