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Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Avocado Sauce & Sun-dried Tomatoes

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After receiving my  Xclusive Meals Vegetable Spiralizer I was excited to try it out and decided that zucchini noodles – otherwise known as zoodles – were the perfect place to begin.

If you haven’t already seen my review on the spiralizer you can read about it in my previous post here. Today is also the last day of the giveaway to win a free spiralizer and if you haven’t done so yet you can enter on the same page:

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This was my first time using the spiralizer to make a complete meal, rather than just experimenting with it. For the zucchini noodles, I found I preferred the second smallest setting, which created noodles in a similar shape as spaghetti. It works way better than anticipated and is very easy to use, although it does take just a little more elbow grease than counter-top spiralizers. Still, spiralizing four fairly large zucchinis was pretty easy and I was happy with the way the noodles turned out.

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A lot of people like to spiralize the veggie noodles then simply throw a sauce on top. I prefer to prepare them a little more by tossing in a squeeze of lemon juice, a sprinkle of Himalayan salt, and a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil. Then allow them to sit for about 30 minutes and drain off the excess fluid. This has the effect of softening the noodles so they have a texture and mouth-feel that is closer to regular pasta and not so crunchy.

Also normally when you add a sauce to unprepared zucchini noodles this draws the water out of the zucchini so that you end up with a small pool of liquid in the bottom of your bowl. Prepping the noodles in advance helps to minimize this effect.

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This recipe is pretty fast and easy, especially once you have your zucchini noodles ready. You simply blend a few ingredients to create the creamy avocado sauce, pour it on top of the noodles, and add some sun-dried tomatoes.

I used organic sun-dried tomatoes without any oil or salt. These need to be soaked in advance to soften them and you can do this during the time it takes to prepare the zucchini noodles. Otherwise, if you prefer you can use your favorite kind of ready-to-eat sun-dried tomatoes or even fresh cherry tomatoes as a substitute.

Depending on your appetite and whether this is going to be the main dish this recipe will make two to four portions. If you want to prepare it in advance make sure to store all the components separately and add the sauce right before serving so as to avoid watery noodles. The avocado sauce should keep up to 24 hours in an airtight container in the fridge.

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Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Avocado Sauce and Sun-dried Tomatoes

Servings: 3
Author: Mizpah Matus

Ingredients

Noodles:

  • 4 medium zucchinis
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Dash of Himalayan salt

Creamy avocado sauce:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • 1/4 teaspoon Himalayan salt
  • Black pepper or cayenne to taste optional
  • 1/4 cup water as needed

To assemble:

  • 3 cups butter or oak lettuce
  • 1/2 cup sundried-tomatoes

Instructions

  • Spiralize the zucchinis.
  • Sprinkle noodles with Himalayan salt, juice of 1/2 lemon and 1 tablespoon olive oil. Toss well.
  • Allow to sit for 20-30 minutes then drain off excess water..
  • To make the sauce place avocado in a blender or food processor with basil, garlic and juice of 1/2 lemon. Add as little water as necessary to facilitate blending.
  • Blend or process until creamy then drizzle in olive oil with the motor running on low.
  • Taste sauce and adjust the seasonings to your preference.
  • To assemble place lettuce in the bottom of the bowl then add zucchini noodles.
  • Spoon sauce over the noodles then arrange sun-dried tomatoes on the top.
  • Enjoy immediately.
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2 comments

  1. 4 stars
    This would be a great start to the Spiralizer!
    I dont eat allium vegitables and not many root vegitables, Although I extremely love My Carrots!

    I would do it alittle different as I love Avocados!! And have an old family recipe handed down from father to son, for avocado and bread.
    Although I go beyond the old recipe and make it my own, whilst keeping that old format, in terms of taste, present.

    I would put my finished avocado on the Spiralized Zuchini that has soaked for 15-30mins in olive oil, salt and pepper. And Add the sun dryed tomatos on with a parsley leaf for decoration and some Spiralized Carrot on top for decoration as well. And maybe thinly sliced Red Cabbage for a purple-red color boost!

    Avocado Recipe – original
    1-2 avocados
    Good salt
    Basil
    Garlic powder
    oregano
    thyme
    Home-made Chili Powder (Find good mild whole dryed chilis)
    smoked paprika
    lemon
    cumin
    (My father made it own by adding onion to it- chopped fine)

    On a hard bread.

    Avocado recipe – how i like it. Everything is to taste.
    1-2 avocados
    Pink himalayan salt
    pepper
    cumin
    turmeric
    basil
    thyme
    oregano
    A small amount of fresh rosemary
    parsley
    Home-made Chili Powder (Find good mild whole dryed chilis)
    lemon aprox.1/2 lemon
    olive oil 1tbs per avocado
    Carrots Cut veryvery tiny
    red pepper and a bit of green cut to small sizes
    (optional mushrooms cut very tiny)
    Grape tomatoes cut into very tiny pieces

    On toasted Organic sprouted bread.

    This has to be in perfect ratios in terms of having mostly avocado in the end and not messing up by adding to much of other ingredients. If you lack experience with any spice put a bit on the tongue and savor and absorb the taste. – It works – My body always knows the measurements. A good ratio is %65-%70 Avocado, %20-%25 veg, %10 herbs and spices.

    Experiment and have fun!

  2. Ps. You can Also add things like Chlorella, Spirulina, Maca, or Moringa.

    Also I wouldnt use green pepper, only ripe peppers like red pepper – Dont know why I said green peppers.

    It sounds like alot of things but so very little of everything is used so it blends nicely. Listen to the whisperings of your body.

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