Raw Basil-Avo Pesto Pasta, Greek Salad, and Creamy Celery Soup!

Hey lovely individuals!
I’m so glad you could join me here on MandyBloomsRaw because I love sharing healthy recipes and how easy it is to get healthy, bloom with confidence, and gain awesome vitality.
Here in Costa Rica I’m volunteering as a raw and vegan chef at Finca De Vida, a lovely health retreat place where healthy-minded travelers trickle in.

You can read about some of my adventures here at TravelFruitLove and check out the video of visiting Nyaca Waterfall (one of the world’s #10 waterfalls)

We also visited the beach north of San Dominical and had a great day opening coconuts and playing in the water.


Now for the reason for this post… A few guests requested a demo of a 3-course meal to be prepared, so of course we had a blast creating the following! Check out that video as well!

The recipes follow!


Raw & Vegan Avo-Basil Pesto Pasta


2 1/2 Large Zucchini

1 Avocado

1 Lemon, juiced

1-3 Garlic cloves

1/2 tsp sea salt

1/4 Cup Fresh Basil

2 Tbsp Extra VIrgin Olive Oil

Dash Black Papper

1/2 –1 Tomato, diced


1) Using a spiralizer, spiralize zucchini to form pasta noodles. Dab a small amount of oil, a shake of sea salt, and a squeeze of lemon. Massage with your hands so they’ll soften and set aside.

2) In a high-speed blender, add all ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy.

3) Pour over noodles and let marinate for at least a half an hour.

4) Separate into serving dishes and add diced tomato. Enjoy!


Raw Greek Salad Dressing

1/3 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/3 Cup Lemon Juice

1/2 tsp ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar)

1 Tbsp Raw Honey or Agave

1/4 Cup Basil – packed

1/4 medium Tomato

1 tbsp Onion

2 Garlic Cloves

Pinch Cayenne

1/2 tsp Sea Salt


1) In a high-speed blender, combine all ingredients until smooth and creamy.

2) Pour over a huge salad with chopped greens (romaine, mustard greens, and bok choy were our greens), tomato, onion, cucumber, sun-dried tomatoes, chopped basil, and even a raw feta cheese if you so desire.

3) Enjoy!


Creamy & Healing Celery Soup


Walnut Milk (1 Cup Walnuts, 3 Cups of Water blended and strained with a nut-milk bag. Save the pulp for cookies or crackers)

2 Cups Celery

Dash of Black Pepper

1 Tbsp Fresh Ginger Root

2 Cloves Garlic



1) In a high-speed blender, combine soup until emulsified. If you have a Vita-Mix, let blend until warm (approximately 3-4 minutes).

2) Serve and enjoy!


There you are! These three recipes made one heck of a dinner, hopefully you’ll enjoy them as well!
Many blessings – Enliven your Life with Fruits & Veggies!

(Taken at Uvita Beach in Costa Rica!)uvita

P.S. Check out my latest post at –> Your Body Can Heal…Just Let it!