Zucchini noodles are a great low-calorie alternative to regular pasta. The consistency is very similar and if you use the right ingredients and the right sauce you won’t even notice any difference in flavor. These zucchini noodles with basil pesto have 200 calories less per serving than the same recipe made with spaghetti and this dish is high in essential nutrients like potassium, manganese, and antioxidants like vitamin C and vitamin A.
Zucchini Noodles With Basil Pesto Recipe
Prep Time: 10 min | Cook Time: 5 min | Serves: 2
+ 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
+ 1 tbsp olive oil
+ 1 cup spinach leaves
+ 1/2 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
+ 2 tbsp feta cheese, crumbled
+ 2 tbsp homemade pesto sauce
+ sea salt and pepper to taste
Use a vegetable peeler to cut the zucchinis into long, thin strips, discard the seeds and then slice each zucchini strip lengthwise into smaller strips resembling spaghetti. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat, add the garlic and the zucchini and let cook 3-4 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the spinach, cherry tomatoes, season with salt and pepper and let cook for one more minute. Serve with feta cheese and homemade pesto sauce. Enjoy!
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