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Zoodles with Pesto!

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Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Zoodles (zucchini noodles), are a great swap to for regular pasta. They pair up deliciously with our easy pesto sauce. You can purchase a number of food spiralizers ranging in price from $15.00 - $40.00 at your local kitchen store. Spiralizers are a great investment, not only can you use them to spiralize zucchini, you can also create fun dishes with carrots and sweet potatoes among other veggies.

Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. Let’s prepare the zoodles! Spiralize your zucchini and you’ll have wonderfully curly zoodles. Heat 1 tbsp of the olive oil in a pan and sauté the zoodles for 2-3 minutes to soften them a little. Set aside.
  2. Now it’s time to make the pesto. Wash the basil leaves and toss them into a blender or food processor with the pine nuts, remainder of olive oil, pepper and parmesan cheese. Blend until you have a smooth sauce. If your sauce seems too thin, add a bit more parmesan until you reach the desired consistency. Some parmesan cheeses are saltier than others, so only add salt if needed at the very end.
  3. Toss the sauce with the zoodles, garnish with a few basil leaves and sprinkle with some parmesan cheese to taste.
Nutrition Facts
Zoodles with Pesto!
Amount Per Serving
Calories 646 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g 40%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 268mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 16g 5%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 6.5g
Protein 8g 16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Tips & Notes:

This sauce freezes well, so feel free to double your ingredients and freeze extra portions for future use.

If you find your pesto is a bit thick, add some water or stock.

Pesto is very versatile, if you don’t have enough basil you can add some avocado for a creamier version.

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  • http://www.twirlybites.com/ Twirly Bites

    This is an awesome recipe Half Your Plate!! I use a lot of zoodles on Twirly Bites too :) Keep spreading the spiralizer love to fellow Canadians!

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