Raw Zucchini Pasta Salad with Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Raw Zucchini Pasta Salad with Pumpkin Seed Pesto

Farmer Lee Jones teaches us that at every stage of the plant's life, it offers something new and unique to the plate. This couldn’t be more true with any other vegetable like it is with the zucchini plant. The zucchini itself is really only a small percentage of the plant's total mass and it is in fact entirely edible.

In this dish we will make a pasta salad using every part of the plant. Stems, Leaves, Seeds, Fruits, and Blooms.

Aside from the pesto, the rest of the ingredients are raw and will marinate making them better with time. This salad will excel when prepped and assembled in advance.

Variations: if you don’t have a zucchini plant or a farmers market to shop at, we will offer a few substitutions throughout this recipe to assemble a delicious pasta salad of rigatoni, shaved zucchini, pesto, herbs and grated cheese.


1 comment

  • "B" Klein

    I thought I would let you know that I tried this recipe & it was a hit with everyone I gave it to. I substituted spinach for the zucchini leaves (the spinach came from a local famers market just outside of Vancouver-B.C and it was really sturdy, so it worked out great, unfortunately too late for blossoms)

    I asked the lady, Julia if she had ever heard of Farmer Lee Jones, and she never had, but she said she would have a look. Well better than that, I am going to give the book next week when I go again.

    I must thank Rachel R for bringing you folks to my attention, I am eating so many more vegetables, it’s all great.

    Thanks again for everything
    I only wish I was in Ohio or closer to you
    Fondly “B”

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