Friday, 1 May 2015

Green Pesto Zoodles


I'm a huge fan of zoodles or courgetti spaghetti (whichever you prefer to call them), they are the perfect healthy alternative to spaghetti and are great if you fancy something light but wont leave you feeling hungry about an hour later.
Here is a really simple recipe that tastes delicious and requires very little in terms of time and ingredients. So here is my green pesto zoodle recipe with roasted vine cherry tomatoes:

What you'll need:

-1 Courgette
-1 Handful of pine nuts
-2 Handfuls of fresh basil
-1Tbsp olive oil (add more if required)
-Cherry tomatoes on the vine
-Salt & Pepper for seasoning

How to make:

Start by pre-heating your oven to 180 fan so you can roast the tomatoes. Drizzle a little olive oil over the tomatoes and pop them in the oven - they should take around 10-15 minutes to soften.

For the zoodles you will need a spiralizer to create the noodle like effect, however if you do not have one you can create 'ribbons' of courgette using a peeler.
For the pesto, place the pine nuts, basil, olive oil and salt & pepper into a blender and blitz up the ingredients until it has all been finely chopped and mixed.

You can eat the zoodles raw but I personally like to give them a few minutes over the heat to soften them up. Place the zoodles and the pesto into a non-stick saucepan/frying pan and heat for around 5-6 minutes (don't let them fry so keep stirring them). Finish the dish off with the sweet roasted cherry tomatoes and a sprinkle of pine nuts.

Keep an eye out for more zoodle recipes still to come. Enjoy!

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