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Zucchini Pasta with Avocado Sauce

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Source: Chelsea - Victae.com


Serves
2
Prep
10 Minutes
Cook
5 Minutes

The avocado sauce for this zucchini pasta is dreamily creamy and silky, and the grated parmesan on top adds a nutty and salty bite.  If you do not own a spiralizer, you could certainly use a vegetable peeler to make long, thin fettucine-type zucchini noodles.  Scrumptious!

 Why (the science):   It’s astonishing to me that a serving of zucchini pasta with avocado sauce has  10 grams of protein, 120% of your daily vitamin C, and almost 50% of your daily fiber recommendation!...So long, white pasta!  Don’t be alarmed by the fat content here, because avocado and olive oil are monounsaturated fats, meaning they are heart-healthy J  Olive oil even contains antioxidants!

 


Ingredients


2 zucchinis


1 ½ tablespoons olive oil


2 avocados


1 teaspoon red pepper flakes


Salt and pepper to taste


 


¼ cup Parmesan cheese


Directions


Spiralize the zucchini according to your spiralizer instructions, or use a vegetable peeler to make long, thin zucchini strips.


Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a sauté pan over medium heat.  Add zucchini and sauté for 3 minutes, tossing to coat in the oil.


Meanwhile, add avocado, ½ tablespoon olive oil, red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper to a large bowl.  Mix until smooth.


Add zucchini to the large bowl, and toss until coated evenly with avocado sauce.


Divide between two bowls, and top with grated parmesan cheese.


 


Enjoy!


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