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Raw Zucchini “Spaghetti” with Avocado Pesto Sauce

No one feels like cooking in the summer heat – so why not enjoy all the pleasures of pasta without the stove? This recipe is rich and creamy thanks to the avocado.

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Raw Zucchini “Spaghetti” with Avocado Pesto Sauce

Prep Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 435kcal
Author: Carol Kicinski

Ingredients

  • 1 large zucchini ends trimmed and spiralized into “spaghetti”
  • 1 large just-ripe avocado  peeled and pitted
  • ½ cup pine nuts or raw walnut pieces
  • 1 cup lightly packed fresh basil leaves
  • ¼ cup lightly packed fresh parsley leaves
  • 1 small garlic clove chopped
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice Fine sea salt to taste
  • 1 large tomato diced
  • 2 medium green onions sliced
  • 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast optional

Instructions

  • Using a spiralizer, convert the zucchini to “spaghetti” (see note). Place in a medium bowl.
  • In the bowl of a mini food processor or blender, blend the avocado, pine nuts, basil, parsley, garlic, vinegar, lemon juice, and salt until smooth. Add to the bowl with the zucchini and toss until all of the zucchini is evenly coated. Add the tomato and green onions and toss again. Divide between 2 plates and sprinkle each with 1 tablespoon of the nutritional yeast, if using. Serve immediately.

Notes

If you don’t have a spiralizer, you can use a regular vegetable peeler drawn lengthwise along the zucchini to create “fettuccine” strips instead of “spaghetti.”

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Raw Zucchini “Spaghetti” with Avocado Pesto Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 435 Calories from Fat 306
% Daily Value*
Fat 34g52%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Sodium 29mg1%
Potassium 1295mg37%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 13g52%
Sugar 8g9%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin A 2240IU45%
Vitamin C 53.8mg65%
Calcium 103mg10%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Disclaimer: All nutrition facts on Simply Gluten Free are meant only as a guide and may differ depending on product brands used or ingredient substitutions. Some errors may occur, so you are encouraged to confirm the recipe’s ingredient and nutrition suitability for your own diet.
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