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Creamy Avocado Basil Zoodles Recipe

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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
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
  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.
New Zealand's Top Mummy Blogger Parenting Travel Blog Family Zoodles Recipe

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