Sunday, March 3, 2013

Zucchini Pasta with Creamy Basil Avocado Sauce

Lately I've been seeing a lot of spiralized veggie noodles on an a vegan parenting group page, so today I pulled out mine for some raw gluten-free vegan lunch. That sounds impressive for something that took less than 5 minutes to prepare.

2 zucchini, spiralized into noodles
1 avocado
2 cloves garlic
Juice from 1/2 lemon
Handful fresh basil
Garlic salt and nutritional yeast to taste

I blended everything except zucchini until smooth and tossed with my "noodles." My 3.5 year old not only loved the meal, but loved helping make it too. I let her turn the handle on the spiralizer and peel the garlic.

Since I get lots of questions about what spiralizer I have, this is the affiliate link to the New and Essential Spiralizer Tri-Blade Spiral Vegetable Slicer on Amazon that I have.  The blades are sharp, so make sure you supervise, but the turning is easy enough for the little ones to do.





7 comments:

  1. Where does one find a spiralizer? Also do you cook the squash? Thanks, sounds delicious!!

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    1. I got mine at Williams-Sonoma.

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    2. Veggetti, from the dollar store, or online, I got mine from Walgreens. I love it.

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  2. I got mine on Amazon and if I could figure out my Amazon affiliate program I would link through there... But that's okay. Just Amazon. I think the brand name might be Spirooli?? I have seen them at a couple different high end health or cooking stores, but I bet Amazon is still the best deal.

    I don't cook the zucchini, but sometimes I will let it "marinate" or pickle, as it were in a sauce. We like sesame oil, pepper, garlic salt, and fresh squeezed lemon. YUM.

    I HAVE used the spiralizer to make yam or daikon noodles. The yam noodles I blanched really quickly so they wouldn't be too starchy. The daikon I actually just added to super hot miso soup and it made it like a great noodle bowl.

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  3. Mine is called the "veggetti" && boy does it do wonders! Amazon, bedbathandbeyond or bealls.

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  4. Feed that poor kid some meat!! Look how pale that poor baby is!!!!

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