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Zucchini Spaghetti and Walnut ‘Meatballs’ with Tomato Passata

You won’t believe how super-quick, super-easy, super-healthy and super-yummy this meal is!  Seriously, it’s really really good – the ingredients sound like a strange combination, but trust me it works!

This is designed to be a raw food dish, served cool or at room temperature.  If you wanted a hot meal, swap the zucchini spaghetti for cooked regular pasta spaghetti, bake the meatballs in the tomato passata for a bit (I don’t know how long because I haven’t done it), and then assemble the meatballs and passata onto the spaghetti.  If you try it this way, let me know how it goes.

I took two photos, one before the tomato passata (so you can see the meatballs better) and one after (so you can drool :-)).

Zucchini Spaghetti with Walnut 'Meatballs'

Zucchini Spaghetti with Walnut ‘Meatballs’

Zucchini Spaghetti with Walnut 'Meatballs' and Tomato Passata

Zucchini Spaghetti with Walnut ‘Meatballs’ and Tomato Passata

Serves 2


  • 2 zucchinis
  • 1½ cups walnuts
  • 1 cup semi-dried tomatoes
  • 3 tsp sage
  • 1 tsp fennel seed
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • ½ tsp rosemary
  • ½ tsp marjoram
  • Pinch black pepper
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • Pinch of himalayan salt
  • Tomato passata (you can use the sauce from this recipe)


Spiralise the zucchini and place on the serving plates.

Add remaining ingredients (except for the tomato passata) to a food processor, and whizz until well combined.

Roll into balls – you should get around 15-20 balls.

Arrange meatballs on top of zucchini spaghetti, spoon passata over the top.

Yum!  See, I told you it was easy 🙂

Adapted from: Zucchini spaghetti and tomato passata – Food Matters, The Recipe Book by James Colquhoun, Laurentine ten Bosch and Emma Sgourakis; Walnut ‘meatballs’ – The Earth Diet by Liana Werner-Gray

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