Avocado Pesto Zucchetti (Zucchini Pasta) | Oil Free

Pasta to me nowadays is a wide term which can include all varieties of incredible noodles beginning at whole wheat noodles. Continuing with corn, quinoa, beans or even zucchini/courgette noodles. So lovely that we can alternate and choose whatever we desire most at each meal. For this dish I used a combination of whole wheat spaghetti noodles and zucchini noodles, but you can use your preferred choice of noodles and enjoy them with this rich & creamy, super healthy, clean and “whole-foodsish” plant-based pesto sauce.

Yields: 2 servings

Ingredients

1 large zucchini
100 g spaghetti whole grain pasta of choice (wheat, corn, quinoa pasta etc.)
1 ripe & soft avocado
1 clove of garlic
1 handful of fresh basil leaves
1 Tbs nooch (nutritional yeast)
A dash of salt
1/3 cup walnuts
1/3 cup soy (or any other plant-based) milk/coconut milk (to enable the blending. If you have a strong blender, you might not need this addition at all)

Instructions

  1. If you’re using dry pasta, boil it according to the instructions on the packet. Tip: get it to the level of softness you enjoy and then wash it with cold water to stop the cooking process from continuing.
  2. If you’re using zucchini/courgette too, slice the zucchini into thin slices (or use a spiralizer if you have one) and sauté it in a skillet (no oil needed). You can secure the lid on top to fast forward the pace. Sauté till the level of cooking you like. I like having some of the strips browned but not entirely cooked and mushy. I like them to stay fresh and crispy.
  3. In a blender, throw in all of the remaining ingredients (apart from the walnuts) and blend until smooth. Then add the walnuts and give it a few more pulses. I like having them chunkier rather than utterly smooth as I find that the contrast in textures complements the noodles.
  4. Pour the pesto sauce on top of the pasta and mix them together.
  5. You might like to sprinkle some more nooch on top at the end to give it another flavour kick.

The last step is sharing it with friends!

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Avocado Pesto Zucchetti (Zucchini Pasta) | Oil Free
Avocado Pesto Zucchetti (Zucchini Pasta) | Oil Free
by vegaNoga
Enjoy your pasta with a clean ,healthy, plant-based and oil free plant-based pesto sauce made from whole foods.

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Yield: 2

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