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Zucchini Noodle Pasta with Avocado Basil Pesto

Ingredients

  • 2 medium organic zucchinis, ends trimmed
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 large ripe avocado
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp pine nuts
  • 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tbsp water, plus more as needed for desired consistency
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan or goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup organic grape tomatoes
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Using a julienne peeler, mandolin, or spiralizer, spiralize the zucchini into noodles. Add noodles to a large bowl. You can also purchase pre-spiraled noodles. 

  2. Place your noodles on paper towel and pat them dry. Remove as much excess water as possible. 

  3. In a food processor, combine basil, avocado, garlic, pine nuts and lemon juice and pulse for 20 seconds. Add in water and process again until smooth. 

  4. Transfer to the bowl of zucchini noodles and toss until the noodles are well coated.  Top with tomatoes and cheese.