Zucchini noodles are ideal if you are looking for healthy pasta alternative, add our avocado pesto for a simple and delicious dish that everyone will love.
Makes: 4 cups
Serving size: 2 cups
- 1 avocado (ripe)
- 1 ½ tsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp onion powder
- ½ cup fresh basil leaves (or any other green leaf)
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- Water as needed
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 2-3 zucchinis (spiralized)
- Slice almonds to garnish
For the sauce: In a food processor, blend avocado, garlic, onion powder, basil leaves and lemon juice until smooth, then mix in extra virgin olive oil. Add water, 1 tbsp at a time, until sauce reaches a fluid yet thick consistency. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
For the zucchini noodles: Sautee noodles with a splash of olive oil over medium/high heat until slightly soft and bright green, 3 to 5 minutes. Drain excess water.
To Serve: Toss noodles with sauce and top with sliced almonds or pecans (you may not need all of the sauce).