We recently bought a spiralizer and it's quickly becoming my favorite cooking tool in the kitchen! I follow a Paleo diet 80% of the time so finding a delicious substitute for my beloved pasta is life-changing! I have made vegetable pasta with both zucchini & summer squash - both are amazing! In fact, I find them even more flavorful than traditional pasta. For this meal, I combined zucchini noodles (zoodles), shrimp & homemade avocado pesto - so delicious and healthy!
4 large zucchini, spiralized
1 large avocado
3 cloves garlic
1/4 cup walnuts
handful of fresh basil leaves
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/2 lb shrimp, peeled & deveined
Spiralize zucchini and set aside on a paper towel to soak up any excess water.
In a food processor, add avocado, basil leaves, garlic, walnuts, lemon juice & sea salt. Pulse until finely chopped. Slowly add olive oil until creamy.
Drizzle olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Then add zucchini noodles and any seasonings you like (I used garlic salt & black pepper). Cook for a few minutes until tender.
In a separate large skillet on medium heat, add olive oil. Add shrimp and season with salt & pepper. Cook until they become plump and pink.
In a large bowl, combine zoodles, pesto & shrimp. Serve warm and top with fresh Parmesan cheese.