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Creamy Avocado Basil Zoodles Recipe

Oh.  My.  Lord.

Never made zoodles before, preeeety sure I’ve never created OR made a whole foods recipe before either.

First time for everything – including using New Hemisphere Hemp Seed Oil –  and let me tell you, I will be making this again, and again and again.  The nutty taste of the Hemp Seed Oil is the perfect complement to the smooth, creamy avocado blend (especially as I forgot to buy pine nuts for the pesto!).

I read a lot about zoodles before I began, it seems the key to making them is not to overcook them, you don’t want a pile of courgette / zucchini mush on your plate.  Use the same principles as cooking regular pasta – firm, al dente noodles are your goal.

Creamy Avocado Basil Zoodle Recipe
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For the Zoodles
  1. 2 x zuchinni
  2. 1 x carrot
  3. 1 x garlic glove
  4. 1/4 red onion
  5. 1/4 red capsicum
  6. 1 x tblsp olive oil
For the Sauce
  1. 2 x ripe avocados
  2. 2 x garlic cloves
  3. 18-ish basil leaves
  4. 3 1/2 tblsp Hemp Seed Oil
  5. Squeeze of lemon
  6. Salt and Pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. - Spiralize your zucchini and carrot (I use the amaze OXO Hand Spiralizer from Stevens).
  2. - Chop garlic, onion and capsicum, saute in olive oil
  3. - Add carrot zoodles to pan about a minute ahead of zucchini
  4. - Cook for approx 5 minutes, stirring constantly
  5. - Remove from heat as soon as zoodles begin to soften, but still firm.
  6. - Add avocado, chopped garlic cloves, basil leaves, lemon and hemp seed oil to blender bowl.
  7. - Whizz it all up and add salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Gently stir sauce through zoodles, add olives, chopped tomatoes and grated parmesan to serve.
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Melissa

I live in rural Auckland, New Zealand. Two boys, one big, one not so big and 2 boy dogs belong to me and I them. I love Coca Cola in all of its sugar-less forms and I love you internet. I take way too many pictures of my kids and collect them all here. This is what I am doing when I should be cleaning or cooking or doing other 'useful' things.