Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Zoodles (zucchini noodles), avocado pesto and cherry tomatoes

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    Today, just the once will not hurt, this is a trendy recipe I'm going to talk to you about. You may have seen those zoodles on the Web the past months. They are "noodles" of zucchinis/courgettes that are barely cooked and that you enjoy with a sauce or other vegetables like wheat pasta.

   I served the zoodles with an avocado pesto, other trendy recipe. You just have to blend avocado, basil (Parmesan cheese and pine kernels if you want) and a slight quantity of olive oil. The advantage of this pesto is that it brings you good fat and nutrients, better than the traditional pesto genovese and as good!

   I just added a handful of raw cherry tomatoes to add a fresh and sour touch to the dish. If you want to prepare a healthy, light and gluten free dish, for dinner for exemple, these zoodles are a good choice. You just need to own a "spiralizer". If you're not equipped, you can of course use plan B : slice the zucchinis/courgettes in the length with a vegetable peeler to make "tagliatelle" and then cut them again with a sharp knife to make spaghetti.

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Zoodles (zucchini noodles), avocado pesto and cherry tomatoes

Prep time : 10 minutes
Cook time : 5 minutes
Serving : 2 plates

- 1 ripe avocado
- 1 basil leaves bouquet
- 1 garlic clove
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- salt and pepper
- pine kernels (optional)

- 2 large zucchinis/courgettes
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- a handful cherry tomatoes
- salt and pepper

  • Blend the avocado flesh with the basil leaves, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, some salt and pepper and the pine kernels (optional) until it turns into a creamy and homogeneous texture - add some water if needed (1 tbsp at a time) - then keep aside.

  • Wash and brush the zucchinis/courgettes, cut off the ends and create the spaghetti with the spiralizer (or using the plan B explained above).

  • Warm the olive oil in a frying pan and slightly cook the zoodles on medium heat for about 5 minutes, be careful to not cook them too much or it could endamage the spaghetti. Add salt and pepper at the end.

  • Serve with raw cherry tomatoes and the avocado pesto aside or mixed with the zoodles as you prefer and enjoy right away because it cools down quickly.

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