Spaghetti and Walnut Meatballs


Walnut Meatballs:

  • 2 c. walnuts, soaked
  • 2 c. pecans, soaked
  • 3/4 c. marinara sauce
  • 1/4 c. nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 Tbsp. Bragg’s liquid aminos
  • 1 tsp. ground coriander
  • 1 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1/4 c. sundried tomatoes soaking water
  • 1 Tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1/4 brown flaxseed meal
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh basil or oregano
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 Tbsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne
  • 3 Tbsp. olive oil

Marinara Sauce:

  • 4 Roma tomatoes
  • 2 c. sundried tomatoes, soaked and drained
  • 1 c. red bell pepper
  • 1/4 c. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 2 tsp. Himalayan salt
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh basil, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh oregano, minced
  • 1 date

Pistachio Basil Pesto:

  • 2 c. raw pistachios, shelled (can use walnuts)
  • 1/2 tsp. Himalayan salt
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • juice of 3 limes
  • 1/4 c. olive oil
  • 3 c. fresh basil leaves


  • Spiral-cut zucchini
  • Pistachio pesto
  • Marinara sauce
  • Sliced olives


  1. In a food processor, combine walnuts, pecans, marinara sauce, Bragg’s aminos, yeast flakes, coriander, cumin, Italian seasoning, olive oil, maple syrup, garlic, tomato soak water and fresh basil or oregano.
  2. Process until smooth. Add flaxseed meal and process until well mixed.
  3. Form into balls and place on dehydrator sheet. Dehydrate at 110 degrees overnight, turning occasionally.
  4. In food processor, combine tomatoes, peppers and date. Process until smooth. Add sundried tomatoes, olive oil, garlic, salt, basil and oregano and process until smooth.
  5. To make pesto: combine pistachios, salt and process until crumbly. While processing, add garlic, lemon juice and olive oil. Add basil and process until smooth.
  6. To prepare spaghetti: mix a little pesto into the zucchini spirals. Dip meatballs in marinara sauce and set aside. Mix marinara and black olives into zucchini  mixture. Serve with meatballs on top.
Browse Cook(s): Evita Tezeno
Browse Theme(s): Raw Foods Entrees Lunch or Dinner

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