Zucchini Zoodles with Avocado Cream

Zucchini Zoodles with Avocado Cream

Posted 2016-04-07 by Georgina Tselekidisfollow
It's truly amazing how easy it is to replace ingredients such as pasta or dairy, with vegan alternatives. I wanted to minimize my pasta intake, so the zucchini was an excellent choice. Instead of using cream, I made my own avocado cream sauce. A must try for any vegan or pasta lover who's on a health kick.

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 2 servings

Ingredients
2 medium - large zucchinis
2 cloves of garlic
1 ripe avocado
1/4 cup olive oil for the pan
1 tablespoon olive oil for the avocado sauce
10 mushrooms thinly sliced
A quarter of pumpkin cut into small pieces
2 teaspoons of thyme
Fresh basil leaves
Salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoons water
Chopped macadamia nuts or whole pine nuts (optional)


Method
  • Using the spiralizer, shred the zucchini into thin strands over a large bowl. If you don't have a spiralizer you can use a mandolin or julienne the zucchini.





  • Cut the pumpkin, garlic and mushrooms, and add them to the pan with the 1/4 cup of olive oil. Cook over a medium heat until the garlic is fragrant and the pumpkin is going soft.



  • In the meantime, place the ripened avocado in a bowl with the tablespoon of olive oil, thyme, water and salt and pepper. Use a hand mix to blend it or instead of placing it in a bowl, use a blender.





  • Once the avocado is nicely pureed, add the zucchini pasta to the pan with the cooked pumpkin, garlic and mushrooms. Stir until the zucchini is al dente.



  • Add the avocado sauce and stir through the zoodles for a few minutes over a medium heat. Stir contiguously. My mixture did let out a little water, so you can also cook your zucchini noodles separate and then add the sauce to the cooked zucchini.



  • Once ready, serve with fresh basil leaves, top with salt and pepper, and a teaspoon of raw olive oil. You can also add delicious macadamias or pine nuts, which would go really well with the flavours.



  • Categories
    #zucchini
    #vegan
    #vegetarian
    #avocado
    #healthy_recipes



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