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Zoodles : Zucchini Pasta

A dish made almost exclusively with vegetables….Is this not a dream ?

It’s as beautiful for the eyes as it is good for the palate ( and healthy too! ).

For your information, the word ” Zoodles” is a contraction of the words : ZUCCHINI and NOODLES.

So these are zucchini pasta or zucchini noodles, as you like.

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Here is the list of ingredients you need to make this recipe :

  • 2 large zucchinis
  • 3  generous spoonfuls of goat cheese spread
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 avocado
  • Lemon peel ( 1 teaspoon )
  • Around twenty cherry tomatoes ( a mixture of red and yellow ones )
  • Pine nuts
  • Fresh parsley ( 1 handful )
  • Fresh basil ( 1 handful )
  • Olive oil ( 4 tablespoons )
  • Basilic vinegar ( 1 tablespoon )
  • Pepper
  • Salt

You’ll need a julienne knife, as shown on the picture below, and an electric chopper too.

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So let’s get started, we cut / grate our zucchini with the julienne knife in order to get our zucchini pasta.

Stop when you reach the beginning of the soft part inside the vegetable ( it’s too wet for our noodles ).

Put it aside.

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Fill the chopper with parsley, basil, goat cheese, a handful of pine nuts, lemon peel, olive oil, salt and pepper.

And then : CHOP !!!!

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Pause to add the avocado. And once again, chop until we get a consistent green paste.

Here it is, our beautiful avocado pesto is now ready. Put it in the fridge while we prepare the rest.

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Cook the chopped onions on the stove for a few minutes with salt, pepper and a drizzle of olive oil.

Then add the cut tomatoes with salt, pepper and a little bit of olive oil.

Remove the mixture after no more than 5 minutes to avoid overcooking.

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It’s now “cooking time” for our zoodles !!!….. yummy….. Exciting 🙂

We combine our Zucchini pasta, our spoonful of balsamic vinegar, 2 generous spoonfuls of our favorite pesto and the onion/tomato mixture in a pan and cook briefly before removing (increase the amount of pesto until you find the taste at its best).

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Remove the zoodle mixture from the stove.  Serve with a few pine nuts on top.

And voila!  Now all you have to do is enjoy!

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I hope this recipe inspires you as much as it inspires me.

Extras :

* If you like garlic, add some during the preparation of the pesto.

* Parmesan grated over our dish is also a great addition.

Bon appétit 🙂

 

 

 

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1 Comment

  • Reply Melissa 28 January 2017 at 12 h 37 min

    I have to make this recipe…I love zicchini’s so much

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