Saturday, June 20, 2015

Avocado Pesto Zoodles

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I love zucchini.  I love basil.  I love avocado.  Put those three together and, BAM!!! You've got yourself an amazing vegetarian meal full of all kinds of nutrients!  This recipe includes sunflower seeds in place of pine nuts, because, really, who has pine nuts in their kitchen on a regular basis?  The "Zoodles" are served raw and cool.  It is absolutely perfect for a hot Summer afternoon or evening!  

Avocado Pesto Zoodles (Zucchini Noodles)

Serves 2

Kitchen Supplies

Spiralizer or Mandolin Slicer
Food Processor or  Blender (Vitamix)
Large bowl
Pasta tongs


1 Avocado
2-3 Zucchini (depending on size)
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 tbsp sunflower seeds
6-8 basil leaves
2 garlic cloves
Salt and Pepper, to taste
Water, as needed

Optional for garnish:
Parmesan Cheese


1. Cut zucchini into noodles with spiralizer or manodlin slicer. I use the Paderno Vegetable Slicer.

2.  In blender or food processor, add avocado, lemon juice, sunflower seeds, basil leaves, garlic cloves, salt and pepper.  Pulse until blended, added water as needed for desired consistency.

3.  Add zucchini noodles (ZOODLES!) to large, pretty serving bowl.

4.  Pour pesto mixture over Zoodles and either get your hands in there and mix it all around or toss with tongs until Zoodles are coated with sauce.

5.  Enjoy!


  1. This looks great! It's time for me to get a spiralizer! 😀

  2. I gotta try this. It looks so amazing.

  3. Yum! I love zoodles and this looks amazing :) So fresh and yummy!