Easy Paleo Pasta Recipe - Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Avocado Pesto

Eating a paleo diet today has never been easier.  When the paleo diet first came out, you had to collect appropriate paleo-approved ingredients and make recipes from them.

Many cookbooks are written by people wanting eat foods sans processed ingredients, and others were diagnosed with celiac disease and other autoimmune disorders, and the paleo diet is the best diet for people with these conditions, since they are devoid of processed sugars and other processed ingredients.

Those days are long behind us.  Now there are hundreds of paleo cookbooks available, and thousands of easy paleo recipes at your fingertips, and you can whip up paleo meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Many ingredients available at your local grocery store meet the guidelines of the paleo diet, and many even have a disclaimer that they are paleo-approved, so eating a paleo diet today has never been easier.

 

This easy paleo pasta recipe is delicious and nutritious.

 

Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Avocado Pesto

 

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Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Avocado Pesto
Recipe adapted from Eating Well

 

INGREDIENTS

 

2 large zucchini, spiralized
1 Tbsp olive oil
For the Sauce:
2 ripe avocados
1 cup fresh basil leaves
3 cloves garlic
¼ cup pine nuts
2 Tbsp lemon juice
½ tsp. sea salt
¼ cup olive oil
Cracked black pepper, to taste

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS

 

Spiralize your zucchini and set aside on paper towels so that any excess water is soaked up.  In a food processor, add avocados, basil leaves, garlic, pine nuts, lemon juice and sea salt and pulse until finely chopped.

Then with the motor still running, add olive oil in a slow stream until emulsified and creamy.

Drizzle olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat then add zucchini noodles, cooking for about 1 to 2 minutes until tender.

Add zucchini noodles to a large bowl and toss with avocado pesto. Season with cracked pepper and a little Parmesan, serve and enjoy!

 

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION

 

Serving Size:
1½ cups
• Calories: 172
• Fat: 16.1 g
• Saturated Fat: 2.1 g
• Carbs: 7.5 g
• Fiber: 3.6 g
• Protein: 2.9 g
• Sugar: 3.2 g
• WW Points+: 5
• Smart Points: 6

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Source: Eat Yourself Skinny

 

Ken Weiss

Ken Weiss is a blogger and stay at home dad.He is the founder of the-cookingpot.com, a cooking blog for stay at home dads, that offers cookware reviews, easy recipes and tips on how to make money with a blog.

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