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Raw Vegan Spinach Manicotti by Natalia

Posted in Breakfast and Brunch on 2010-11-04
Raw Vegan Spinach Manicotti by Natalia
Difficulty 5 minutes Serves 8-10
I love raw Italian Food!  There are ways to mimic spaghetti, lasagna, ravioli, pizza, you name it

Ingredients

For the Noodles:
4 medium zucchini
2 tablespoons olive oil

For the Spinach & Sunflower Cheese Filling:
2 cups of sunflower seeds (from above)

Derections

   1.
      Soak 2 cups of sunflower seeds in pure water for 4-6 hours.  Drain and rinse.
   2.
      In a separate bowl, soak 2 cups of sundried tomatoes in pure water for 4 hours or longer.  Drain

For the Noodles

   1.
      Cut off both ends of each zucchini.  Using a mandoline, slice the zucchini the long way so that you have long, wide noodles.  If a mandoline is not available, use a knife, cutting as thinly as possible.
   2.
      Place in a bowl, drizzle with olive oil and toss very gently.

For the Spinach & Sunflower Cheese Filling

   1.
      In a high-speed blender, combine sunflower seeds, water, lemon, garlic and salt.
   2.
      Blend well until smooth.  Scrape into a large bowl.
   3.
      In a food processor, process the spinach and parsley in batches until chopped but not pur