A yummy zucchini dish made with a vegetable spiralizer
I promised you a clean eating zoodles recipe some weeks ago, when I presented our new spiral vegetable slicer. So finally here it is and I’ve included even a short video (1:22 Min) for you.
First of all I’m still new to zoodles and I can’t believe that I’ve overlooked this healthy cooking trend for so long. The main reason for this is, that I thought preparing spiralized pasta might be too time-consuming.
One thing is clear, the preparation process takes you of course a bit longer than jotting store-bought pasta in your pot. On the other hand you get a super clean, low-carb vegetable pasta that brings a playful creativity into your kitchen.
Check out my clean eating zoodles recipe below:
- 2 medium/large zucchinis
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 avocados, cut, sliced, pealed and pit
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tomatoes in cubes
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- some pepper
- some fresh basil leaves, hacked
- some basil leaves
- 1 tablespoon almonds, hacked (or hazelnuts)
- spiralize 2 zucchinis to zoodles using a spiral vegetable slicer (e.g. Lurch Spiralizer)
- heat olive oil in a pan
- add garlic
- let it simmer for 3 minutes - in the meanwhile...
- place avocado halves in a food processor
- add lemon juice
- add salt and pepper
- process for a few seconds
- add sautéed garlic
- process again for a few seconds
- bring salt water to a boil
- add zoodles
- let it simmer for 1-2 minutes
- drain zoodles
- toss zoodles gently in a bowl together with pesto
- add tomato cubes
- add almonds
- mix everything gently together
- serve in pasta plates
- garnish with basil leaves
- Enjoy immediately!
- For 2 portions I recommend to use a bit larger zucchinis.
Video (1:22 min): How to Make a Clean Eating Zoodles Recipe
When you watch the short video closely you will find 2 mistakes I made when preparing this clean eating zoodle recipe:
First of all I have forgotten to put the 1/2 teaspoon of salt in the Avocado pesto.
But I’m sure this is something you won’t forget if you follow my recipe instructions above.
The second mistake is…something that really annoyed me a bit;)
When I first produced this video I had way too small zucchinis. The result was rather a zoodle dish for one person instead for two. In consequence I had too much avocado pesto left and you can see it by the end of the video or in the pictures above that the spiralized zucchini pasta is much more creamier than it should be.
That’s why I decided to make a new video with two larger zucchinis. This is what you see at the beginning of my video. I’ve also added a new picture with the perfect recipe at the beginning of this post.
So… the zoodle quantity in the beginning of the video is much larger than the one I used for making the actual dish in the video. Sorry for that, I’m still new to the video production process…But I still hope that my video could inspire you to make your own clean eating zoodles recipe in future. By the way, I love the music it comes with;)
As mentioned in the beginning I’ve used for this recipe my new spiral vegetable slicer. If you want to learn why I absolutely love my new kitchen gadget and how my daughter could convince me to buy it, then feel free to read my Spiralizer Review on the Lurch Super Spiralizer
Do you have a Favorite Clean Eating Zoodles Recipe?
Already a fan of spiralized vegetables? Share with us your favorite zoodles recipe or other spiralized pasta in the comment section below!