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Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Pesto

Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Pesto

Zucchini noodles with creamy avocado pesto is a healthy and delicious alternative to traditional pasta dishes. This recipe is perfect for those looking for a light and refreshing meal that is packed with flavor. The combination of zucchini noodles and avocado pesto creates a satisfying and nutritious dish that will leave you feeling satisfied.

Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 5 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 medium zucchini, spiralized
  • 2 ripe avocados, pitted and peeled
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional toppings: cherry tomatoes, grated Parmesan cheese, red pepper flakes

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a food processor or blender, combine the avocados, basil leaves, garlic, pine nuts, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Blend until smooth and creamy. Set aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the zucchini noodles and cook for 2-3 minutes until they are just tender. Be careful not to overcook them, as they can become mushy.
  3. Remove the skillet from the heat and add the avocado pesto to the zucchini noodles. Toss gently to coat the noodles evenly with the pesto.
  4. Serve the zucchini noodles with avocado pesto in bowls or on plates. Top with cherry tomatoes, grated Parmesan cheese, and red pepper flakes, if desired.
  5. Enjoy your healthy and flavorful zucchini noodles with avocado pesto!

Serving Suggestions

  • This dish is perfect for a light lunch or dinner.
  • Serve it as a side dish with grilled chicken or fish.
  • It's a great option for those following a gluten-free or low-carb diet.
  • Pair it with a fresh green salad for a complete meal.

Try this zucchini noodles with avocado pesto recipe for a refreshing and nutritious twist on traditional pasta. It's a great way to incorporate more vegetables into your diet while still enjoying a delicious and satisfying meal.

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