Avocado Pesto Zucchini Noodles

This is such an easy, healthy recipe that can be thrown together in minutes. It’s a great side dish and makes for a super simple meal!

The “zucchini noodles with pesto” is a dish that is perfect for the summer. The zucchini noodles are easy to make, and the pesto sauce gives it an amazing taste.

What is Healthy Glow Co, and what does it do?

I had no clue what I was doing when I initially began blogging many years ago. I used to write one-sentence posts (here, here, and here are just a few examples). I didn’t have a Pinterest, Facebook, or Twitter page (OK, I still despise Twitter, but that’s beside the point). And I didn’t participate in the food blogging community at all.

Monique from Ambitious Kitchen, a food blogger, was the one exception to this lack of contact. I was really enamored with her. She had excellent recipes, fascinating writing, and, most importantly, a strange and hilarious sense of humour. She liked me, too, since we’d comment on one other’s blogs from afar for years. Then, when I decided to devote my complete attention to Broma, I wrote Monique for help. We started up a dialogue and arranged to meet in person in Chicago a few months later.

We hit it off right away. To my jelly, she was the peanut butter (an appropriate metaphor since her blog is healthy and delicious and mine is sugar). We saw each other practically every month for the next two years, went on vacations together, and sent cat gifs all the time. When we Skype, we also place our cats in front of the screen so they can chat with us. 

We’ve also made use of each other’s assets. Monique is a fantastic recipe creator and marketer, and I’m a skilled photographer. As a result, she assists me with almost all of my inquiries, and I assist her with some of her photographs for her blog. Okay, I know what you’re thinking: “wait, this article was meant to be about Healthy Glow Co…”, but there’s a reason for that.

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BECAUSE. Monique and another really brilliant blogger, Lee from Fit Foodie Finds, just developed the most incredible healthy living site. Healthy Glow Co is the name of the company, and it’s all about living a healthy, balanced life, from working out to meal planning to developing a good connection with your body.

Healthy Glow Co, on the other hand, is much more than a website. It’s a network and resource for women who want to live a better, more vibrant life and radiate beauty from the inside out. Monique and Lee have put in a lot of effort to develop a comprehensive PDF guide with exercises, meal plans, shopping lists, and encouragement from your favorite healthy eating bloggers.

There are not just meal plans, but also complete shopping lists so you know precisely how much of everything you’ll need for the week. The exercises are varied and enjoyable, with step-by-step photographs and videos to stimulate you. As if that weren’t enough, there’s also a Facebook group with over 6,300 members who post images, ask questions, and share their favorite meals from the previous week with one another.

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Monique and Lee have gone to incredible lengths with this tutorial. Rather of focusing just on working out, healthy foods, or encouraging remarks, they cover everything. Because maintaining a healthy and happy lifestyle is about more than just one thing; it’s about living a balanced, guilt-free existence.

BONUS: the food photography was done by me! Lol.

The Healthy Glow Guide starts at $64 and can be purchased on their website at www.healthyglow.co. It includes food planning, exercises, and innovative, tasty recipes for six weeks. I can’t suggest it highly enough, and I’m so proud of these women for completing such an incredible task. GIRLS, YOU GO!

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Tips for creating zucchini noodles with avocado pesto

So, I just wanted to briefly note a few things about this zucchini noodles recipe:

Use a ripe avocado – A really ripe avocado will provide the creamiest, tastiest avocado basil pesto. Your homemade pesto will taste a bit weird if you use one that is really firm (plus, the avocado will be tougher to blend up).

If necessary, replace the pine nuts — Pine nuts may be rather pricey. If you don’t want to spend the money on them or don’t have any on hand, walnuts or another mild nut may be substituted for a comparable texture.

Store the pesto and zoodles separately – If you believe you’ll have leftover zucchini noodles, keep the avocado pesto and zoodles in different containers to keep them from becoming soggy.

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Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchini, trimmed ends
  • 12 cup basil leaves, packed
  • 12 avocados, huge and ripe
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • pine nuts, 2 tablespoons
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice, freshly squeezed (from 1 small lemon)
  • 3 tbsp. water, plus a little more if required
  • 14 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • To taste, kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 12 cup grape tomatoes, sliced

Instructions

  1. Spiralize zucchini noodles using a julienne peeler, mandolin, or spiralizer. Toss the noodles in a large mixing dish.
  2. In a food processor, pulse basil, avocado, garlic, pine nuts, and lemon juice for 20 seconds, or until pesto is diced. Add the water and pulse once more until the mixture is perfectly smooth. You may need to add extra water to get the appropriate consistency; I like mine to be a touch thicker. Toss the zucchini noodles in a bowl with the dressing until they are evenly covered. Toss with tomatoes and serve. Serve refrigerated or at room temperature.

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These vegan zucchini pasta sauce is a simple and quick to make pesto. It is made of avocado, garlic, basil, parmesan cheese and oil. The pesto can be used on pasta or as a dip for vegetables.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you make zucchini noodles not soggy?

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Should you salt zucchini noodles before cooking?

A: You should salt your zucchini noodles before cooking to help draw out the moisture inside.

Is pesto made from avocado?

A: No, it is not. Pesto is a sauce that can be made from basil leaves, pine nuts, and olive oil. Avocados do not have any seeds in them so are unable to create avocado pesto by themselves.

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