Healthy & Hearty Avocado Zucchini Pasta

This post is happening because a miracle occurred and I felt like cooking on a Friday night. I’ll seriously do anything to avoid finishing a paper but this pasta was worth the procrastination!

done
Finished product. Cheese required. Sauce inspired by Damn Delicious and zucchini noodle instruction by Inspiralized.
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Spiralizer in action. This is seriously the best tool and super cheap, too!
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Yes, the middle of the zucchini will look like this after spiralizing. Use it to scare your dog or husband.

Here is what you’ll need:

  • 2 medium zucchinis
  • 2 medium avocados (ripe)
  • 2 small lemons
  • 4 Trader Joe’s fresh basil cubes (thawed)
  • 2 cubes Trader Joe’s fresh garlic cubes (thawed)
  • 1 cup spinach
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Fresh pepper
  • Red pepper flakes (optional for added spice)
pan
Cooking the zucchini noodles. Added spinach for extra green!

Step 1 – Spiralize the zucchinis following the directions from your machine. Cut the noodles so they are not endlessly long! Heat a splash of olive oil in a pan on medium heat and add noodles. Saute for about one minute. Add spinach. Saute an additional minute or two until everything is just slightly soft. Put into strainer to reduce excess water and set aside.

process
I like my sauce chunky in case you could not tell!

Step 2 – Add the juice of both lemons, about 1/3 cup of olive oil, both avocados, basil cubes, garlic cubes, salt, pepper and red pepper flakes (to taste) to the food process. Pulse until smooth. Or leave a bit chunky as I did above. This sauce is delicious either way!

mag spag
Dig in. A side of Charlie Hunnam is highly recommended.

Step 3 – Add sauce to your zucchini and spinach and enjoy! (Hint – since the sauce is not warm, microwave everything for one minute after mixing together so your cheese will melt.)

Happy (and healthy) eating!

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