Enjoy two great recipes in one, Avocado Pesto, and Spiralized Zucchini with this pesto featured as the sauce. Marvelously light with lots of flavor, it is a family favorite dish served year-round. Low in calories, zucchini is a nutritious substitute for grain-based pasta, and is a valuable source of vitamins A, B6, and C, potassium and magnesium. Buy spiralized zucchini noodles or easily make them at home.
With low oil content compared to many pesto versions, avocado pesto is superbly creamy, remaining thick and emulsified. It is also an excellent source of potassium, magnesium, dietary fiber, and vitamins C and B6. Keeping avocado pesto on hand in your fridge transforms workweek meals, and is great for impromptu entertaining. Serve spiralized zucchini either briefly sauteed or raw tossed with avocado pesto. This heart-healthy dish is absolutely luscious!
Original recipe, thoroughly tested. Easy step-by-step directions. Ingredient listing includes ounce/gram weights, volume, and inch/centimeter measurements, where applicable, making it easy to follow. One PDF with 2 recipes and photos. 4 main course servings or 6 to 8 pasta first-course servings. Optional Cook time for spiralized zucchini: 3 minutes.