Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Pesto

Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Pesto

Description: Zucchini Noodles anyone?! Skip the carbs but enjoy a pasta-like meal with these zucchini noodles. The garlic mixed with lemon juice gives a flavor that pops. Add the avocado pesto and the meal is complete. Mix in a protein of your choice if you’re feeling fishy. Recipes4theWeek recommends this dish, with our without meat.

Ingredients:

  • 5-6 zucchinis
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 cup olive oil, divided
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 cup basil
  • 1/2 cup pistachios
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 ground pepper



Directions:

  • Prepare your zucchini noodles using a spiral vegetable cutter or vegetable peeler. They should be long strands, like spaghetti. Do not use the seeds.
  • Place noodles in a bowl, drain excess water, salt to your taste.
  • In a pan, heat olive oil and brown garlic. Add zucchini and cook noodles for about 3 minutes.
  • In a food processor or blender, add avocado, basil, pistachios, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Blend.
  • Add remaining olive oil to mixture, blend again.
  • Combine avocado pesto with zucchini noodles.
  • Enjoy!

Addition:

  • Add meat or fish for more protein and flavor! We recommend chicken or shrimp!