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Recipe: Zoodles with pesto

Zucchini noodles (or: ‘zoodles’) have become a trend and a fun way to include more veggies in your spaghetti dishes. So in this article I share a simple zucchini noodle recipe.

You make these noodles by peeling the zucchini and slicing it with a spiral or mandoline slicer (or a knife). NOTE: this is NOT real spaghetti! I think the name is slightly misleading, especially for a pasta lover like me. I like zucchini noodles, but it’s not real spaghetti. I can’t eat a plate of zucchini noodles and feel as happy and satisfied as I do after eating a plate of spaghetti. But it’s healthy, so what I like to do is mix wholegrain spaghetti with zucchini noodles. Remember, whole grains are healthy grains 1. Also, cooking zucchini noodles is much faster than cooking regular spaghetti.

I thought of this zucchini noodle recipe on one of those evenings I was aimlessly wandering through the supermarket without any inspiration or will to cook. Cooking zucchini noodles is very easy; this recipe is simple and doesn’t take much time. Also, it tastes really good :-). Recipe below!

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Recipe: Zoodles with pesto
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Vegan
Cook Time 30 mins
Servings
serving
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Vegan
Cook Time 30 mins
Servings
serving
Instructions
  1. Cook the spaghetti and set aside.
  2. Slice the zucchini until you reach the seeds in the middle.
  3. Heat some olive oil in a wok (low heat) and wok the zucchini noodles for a minute or two, until they’re warm. Add the pepper, salt and Italian spices.
  4. Add the spaghetti and mix with the zucchini noodles.
  5. Mix some pesto through the spaghetti mixture.
  6. Put the spaghetti mixture on a plate and sprinkle with some nutrional yeast. Add arugula and you’re ready to eat!
Recipe Notes

This easy pasta is great with the addition of some nuts (walnuts, pine nuts) or roasted chickpeas.

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