These lemony zucchini noodles with avocado pesto are the ultimate healthy comfort food! Naturally gluten free and vegan, they’re delicious for a light dinner, or paired with your favorite protein for a nourishing lunch. Yum!
So this is the first dish I created with my new Paderno Veggie Spiralizer. Oh, my, yum. As pretty as these zucchini noodles are though, I’m glad you didn’t see my very first veggie noodle attempt with a carrot.
Not so pretty, although I finally got the hang of it.
I swear that if there had been hidden camera in my house, I would have been the poster child for a bunch of dumb blond raw carrot noodle making jokes…
How many blondes does it take to make one batch of raw carrot noodles…?
But these zucchini noodles? They’re SO easy to make, and super versatile too!
The brilliant thing about these zucchini noodles is that you can top them with anything you might put on top of pasta.
Or, my latest healthy and delicious creation, this creamy, dreamy Lemony Avocado Pesto…
Easy Vegan Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Pesto
- 2 zucchini ends cut off, and cut into spiral noodles with a spiralizer or shredded with a grater or food processor
- 1/2 avocado peeled
- 1 tablespoon pine nuts plus extra for garnish
- 1/2 clove garlic
- Juice from 1/4 of a lemon
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- fresh ground black pepper
- Make the zucchini "noodles" using a spiralizer, grater, or food processor with the grater attachment and set aside.
- Make the pesto in a food processor or blender by combining all the remaining ingredients until well-blended, scraping the sides as needed.
- Mix the pesto into the zucchini noodles and top with additional pine nuts if desired.
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Hi There! I’m EA, an integrative registered dietitian nutritionist in sunny San Diego. I create easy, DELICIOUS gluten free recipes & low FODMAP recipes for a wide variety of diets: anti-inflammatory, low carb, Mediterranean, paleo, vegan, vegetarian, & more. My nutrition specialties include wellness nutrition, digestive health (celiac disease, IBS, IBD, SIBO), autoimmune disease, & optimal aging. Learn more about my nutrition philosophy and my nutrition coaching services, or get in touch~I’d love to connect with you!