Zucchini Noodles With Creamy Avocado Basil Sauce

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I love pasta, but normal pasta dishes have an overwhelming amount of carbs and it sends my blood sugars through the roof! This dish is just as tasty as pasta, but it’s not! It’s better! This is a great dish to have when you are craving a fresh healthy meal, but don’t feel like actually cooking something up. The creamy avocado-basil sauce is really fantastic and light. It doesn’t end up leaving you have that full bloated feeling that you would normally get with thick heavy creamy sauces. The noodle dish itself is not only super good, but also is just beautifully vibrant with the colorful fresh veggie ingredients.

Further Food Nutritionist Commentary:

If you’re having a hard time finding basil seasoning in the spice section of your grocery store, fresh basil should work just as well. Also, if you don’t have a spiralizer, grating the zucchini can make ‘noodle like’ pasta. At just 21 calories per cup, zucchini is a great source of the antioxidant rich vitamin C, which is needed to help protect body against free radicals and help metabolize cholesterol. In addition, has a ‘healthy fat’, avocados contain 20 vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients including vitamin E, folate, fiber, iron, potassium, lutein and beta carotene.

By Nikki Nies, MS, Nutritionist
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Zucchini Noodles With Creamy Avocado Basil Sauce

  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Servings: 2

Ingredients

Ingredients:

2 zucchinis
1 cup cherry tomatoes
½ cup fresh basil leaves
salt and pepper (to taste)

 

Ingredients for the Avocado Basil Sauce:

1 avocado
1 tablespoon basil seasoning
½ tablespoon garlic
½ cup olive oil
1 tablespoon lemon juice
½ teaspoon salt

Instructions

1. Prepare the sauce by mixing all the ingredients thoroughly until smooth. Add more olive oil if the consistency is too thick. Taste test and adjust as necessary. You can also use a food processor if you have one. I just mixed them thoroughly by hand.
2. With a spiralizer, spiralize zucchinis with Blade C (the small noodle tray option) and place into a bowl.
3. Add in cherry tomatoes cut in half, basil leaves, salt and pepper. Then toss with ½ of the avocado basil sauce and taste test to add more sauce.
4. Ready to be served and devoured!

1. Prepare the sauce by mixing all the ingredients thoroughly until smooth. Add more olive oil if the consistency is too thick. Taste test and adjust as necessary. You can also use a food processor if you have one. I just mixed them thoroughly by hand. 2. With a spiralizer, spiralize zucchinis with Blade C (the small noodle tray option) and place into a bowl. 3. Add in cherry tomatoes cut in half, basil leaves, salt and pepper. Then toss with ½ of the avocado basil sauce and taste test to add more sauce. 4. Ready to be served and devoured!

Nutrition Information

Per Serving:  Calories: 200; Total Fat: 16g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 1478mg; Potassium: 435mg; Carbohydrate: 13g; Fiber: 5g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 4g

Nutrition Bonus:  Vit C: 27%; Vit A: 14%; Iron: 12%

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One thought on “Zucchini Noodles With Creamy Avocado Basil Sauce

  1. Emilie Josephine

    This is so clever! I like the use of avocado as a sauce. I’m going to try it with a sprinkle of nutritional yeast as “parmesan” YUM.

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