Avocado Zucchini Pasta offers a fantastic gluten-free option to traditional pasta dishes. Zoodles, essentially zucchini strands created by grating them lengthwise, are paired with a delectable avocado pesto dressing and enhanced with sun-dried tomatoes—a delightful combination of flavours and textures.

Avocado Zucchini Pasta is the new pasta (well…actually, non-pasta) in town. I see them everywhere; for guys who didn’t catch the “zoodle” vibe, it’s zucchini noodles. No gluten or wheat is in them, making them an excellent meal for fitting in our bikinis this summer or a low-carb diet. This was my first attempt to do those famous”zoodles,” no need to buy those big spiralizer machines to make them; I simply use a cheese grater, and it does the trick. It’s an easy, fast, healthy recipe but also creamy and tasty; the avocado pesto makes it stand out.

Avocado Zucchini Pasta

Zoodlelizer or Not?

Most zoodles recipes out there use a spiralizer machine, which is expensive and quite bulky; I’ve just used a mandoline with large cheese grater holes. Some mandoline already have those teeth to make perfect juliennes. It looks thicker and more “noodles-like” (larger than spaghetti) with the machine.

Avocado Zucchini Pasta

The Avocado Pesto

As for the pesto, it’s a traditional Genovese pesto with plenty of fresh basil, pine nuts, parmesan and olive oil. Then, add some extra avocado to the mix to make the dish more fulfilling. It will bring the whole dish to some other level. Add a squeeze of lime to the pesto to prevent the avocado from oxidizing and turning brown. As for the finishing touch, a topping of dried tomatoes and parmesan.

Avocado zucchini pasta

Serve with

This dish is meant as a meal dish but could easily be a side dish or appetizer. I would totally serve this next to a lovely grilled fish or chicken. A super versatile dish, you can bring it to a potluck or picnic too.

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Avocado Zucchini Pasta

5 from 28 votes
Prep Time 18 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 561
Avocado Zucchini Pasta is a great gluten-free alternative to real pasta. Zoodles some say, are simply zucchini grated on its length and served with an unctuous avocado pesto dressing and extra dried tomatoes.

Ingredients

  • 3 zucchini
  • 1 avocado
  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • 30 g parmesan (or vegan parmesan)
  • 20 g pine nuts
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 tbsp olive oil extra-virgin
  • 1 tbsp lime juice (or lemon)
  • 10 sun dried tomatoes (*optional)
  • salt and pepper

Instructions 

  • Cut both ends of the zucchinis and grate them completely on its length side.
    zoodles
  • In the blender add the pine nuts, garlic, basil, parmesan to taste and olive oil.
    Creamy avocado pesto
  • Add the avocado, salt, pepper and lime and blend until it becomes a paste, add a bit of water if too thick.
  • Add the zoodles in a pan with a touch of olive oil and salt, just to warm them up, cook at medium-high heat for 2 or 3 minutes.
    warming up zoodles
  • Add the pesto to the zoodles and mix well.
  • Top with a few thin slices of dry tomatoes and shaved parmesan.
Author: Marie Breton
Calories: 561kcal
Course: Acompañamiento, Aperitivo, Plato principal
Cuisine: vegetariana
Keyword: avocado, pasta, pesto, vegetarian, zoodles, zucchini

Nutrition

Calories: 561kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 48g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 29g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 284mg | Potassium: 1761mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 2284IU | Vitamin C: 74mg | Calcium: 298mg | Iron: 4mg
Nutrition Facts
Avocado Zucchini Pasta
Amount per Serving
Calories
561
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
48
g
74
%
Saturated Fat
 
8
g
50
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
8
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
29
g
Cholesterol
 
10
mg
3
%
Sodium
 
284
mg
12
%
Potassium
 
1761
mg
50
%
Carbohydrates
 
27
g
9
%
Fiber
 
12
g
50
%
Sugar
 
12
g
13
%
Protein
 
15
g
30
%
Vitamin A
 
2284
IU
46
%
Vitamin C
 
74
mg
90
%
Calcium
 
298
mg
30
%
Iron
 
4
mg
22
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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