• Spiralized Zucchini in a Creamy Avocado Sauce (on a bed of spinach and sun-dried tomatoes)

     

    It’s official. I have done it. I have resorted to the ‘Ooo, let’s put ‘Zucchini’ instead of ‘Courgette’ to make this dish sound posh and exciting’ tactic. I hang my head in shame. This has been a pet hate of mine for quite sometime now. But if I am truly honest…. I sometimes think ‘zucchini’ looks better than ‘courgette’. There! I’ve said it. Right, now on with the recipe (which incidentally is very posh and exciting.)

    Spiralized Zucchini in a Creamy Avocado Sauce

    You will need a spiralizer for this recipe. If you don’t have one, use your potato peeler to create thin ribbons of courgette, sorry, zucchini, no courgette! Zucchini? Zucchini. 

    • 2 zucchini, green skin peeled if you want it to look more like wheat pasta
    • 1 carrot, grated
    • 2 avocados
    • juice of half a lemon
    • 2 clove garlic
    • 1 tbsp onion powder (optional)
    • 1 tbsp honey or agave
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
    • 2 tbsp tahini (optional)
    • Water to blend if needed
    • Salt and pepper to taste
    • 2 large handfuls of spinach, rinsed and crushed in your hands
    • Chopped sun-dried tomatoes
    • Alfalfa sprouts
    Serves 2 generous portions.
    Scoop the flesh out of the avocados and place in a blender along with the lemon juice, garlic, agave, olive oil, tahini, onion powder and cayenne. Blend adding a little water if it is too thick. Taste and see if you like it! Add some salt and black pepper and whizz it up again.
    Spiralize your zucchini or create thin pasta ribbons using your peeler. Place in a bowl and pour over two thirds of the garlicky avocado sauce. Gently mix together to coat the pasta.
    Place the crushed spinach in a circle around the edge of a plate. Place a mound of the creamy zucchini pasta in the middle. Then top with a pile of grate carrots, followed by more pasta then topped with a dollop of left over sauce. Scatter with sun-dried tomatoes. Top with a handful of nutrient dense alfalfa sprouts. Get a fork and get stuck in!

7 Responsesso far.

  1. I believe that avoiding processed foods is the 1st step to shed weight. They will taste great, but highly processed foods currently have really small vitamins and minerals, making you eat a lot more just to have enough vigor to get throughout the day. In case that you are constantly eating these foods, changing to grain and other complex carbohydrates will aid you to have far more vigor while having less. Thanks alot : ) for your blog post.

    • lainey says:

      I agree, the body just keeps reaching out for more nutrients, which is why you can easily over eat processed foods. Many thanks for reading and for your comment! 🙂

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  3. Lee says:

    Any idea where can I buy a cheap spiraliser? They all seem to be really expensive for what they are.

    • lainey says:

      Hi Lee, I bought mine for £30 on Amazon.. It may seem a bit pricey but I think it’s worth the investment as it really does help when transitioning onto raw foods. It creates such good spaghetti and noodles from raw courgette, you can wrap it round your fork and everything! So if you’re missing you’re usual pasta or chinese meals it’s a great piece of equipment to have in the kitchen. They are very easy to clean, too! Hope this helps 🙂

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