Zucchini Noodles with Basil-Pumpkin Seed Pesto

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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
20 min 5 min 4
Zucchini Noodles with Basil-Pumpkin Seed Pesto
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Ingredients


1/2 small Yellow onion (chopped)
1 clove(s) Garlic (chopped)
2 cup Basil, fresh
1/2 cup Pumpkin seeds (pepitas) (toasted)
1/3 cup Olive Oil, Extra Virgin
2 tsp Lemon juice
1 dash Red pepper flakes
1 pinch Sea Salt
3 large Zucchini
1 tbsp Nutritional yeast (optional)
1 cup Cherry Tomatoes (optional)

Instructions


To prepare pesto sauce, combine onion, garlic, basil, toasted green pepitas (pumpkin seeds), olive oil, lemon juice and red pepper flakes in a food processor.

 

Blend until smooth and season with about 1/2 teaspoon of salt to taste.

 

To prepare the zucchini noodles, spiralize the zucchini with a spiralizer. Toss the zucchini with pesto in a pan over medium heat until sell coated and season with about 1/4 teaspoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast (optional).

 

Transfer the pesto noodles to a large platter and add cherry tomatoes (optional) and garnish with fres h basil leaf for presentation. 


Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 326
Calories from fat 232
Calories from saturated fat 37
Total Fat 25.8 g
Saturated Fat 4.2 g
Trans Fat 0.0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3.3 g
Monounsaturated Fat 14.4 g
Cholesterol 0
Sodium 233 mg
Potassium 1332 mg
Total Carbohydrate 15.1 g
Dietary Fiber 7.0 g
Sugars 10.2 g
Protein 11.7 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion


Meat Alternative 0.3
Vegetables 4.2

Energy sources


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