Zucchini Pasta with Avocado Pesto

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Zucchini noodles or 'zoodles' are a nutritious base to have for many meal options and are a low carb, healthier alternative to pasta. The avocado pesto is rich, creamy and packed with flavour. Every single ingredient in this zucchini pasta dish has major health benefits. This recipe is super filling and a great way to increase your vegetable intake. If you are wanting a non-vegetarian option, add some chicken to the dish. Like many avocado based dishes, I recommend eating this right away if possible, that being said, the leftovers are edible.

Zucchini Pasta with Avocado Pesto

Recipe Type

:

Dinner

Prep time:

20 mins

Cook time:

2 mins

Total time:

22 mins

Serves:

4

Ingredients

  • 4 large zucchini, spiralized
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatos, sliced
  • 12 basil leaves
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  • 2 ripe avocados
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt + pepper

Instructions

  1. Spiralize the zucchini and place onto paper towels so that excess water is soaked up.
  2. Place zoodles and a pinch of salt into a fry pan on medium heat and cook for 2 minutes. Set aside.
  3. To make the sauce, add the remaining ingredients into a food processor and blend until smooth.
  4. Place all ingredients into a bowl and mix well. Serve into bowls and place cherry tomatos and basil leaves on top.
  5. Enjoy

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