You’re probably all familiar with zucchini noodles and pesto, but I bet you haven’t tried avocado with it! A friend of mine introduced me to this idea and I loved it. I couldn’t believe I hadn’t thought of adding avocado earlier. I had seen a lot of people on Instagram making zucchini noodles, so I took the plunge and bought a spiralizer. They have a fantastic texture and are like pasta in the sense that they take on the flavor of whatever sauce you add to it. This is a really easy and healthy lunch or dinner that only takes about 20-30 minutes. It’s a great low carb choice and the healthy fats from the avocado and pesto will keep you full and satisfied for hours. I normally like to grill some chicken on a cast iron grill to add some extra protein.
This is a delicious low-carb alternative to your standard pesto pasta. Filled with vegetables, protein and healthy fat, it is sure to satisfy every craving!
3 medium zucchinis
1 ripe avocado
Cashew pesto or store bought pesto
1 chicken breast
First, get your zucchinis and chop off the ends.
Attach to your spiralizer to turn them into noodles.
Put the zucchini noodles aside.
Mix your pesto (anywhere from 5-9 tbsp) in with the avocado – mash them together and put them aside.
Flatten the chicken breast with a meat hammer and season both sides with some salt, pepper and paprika.
Put a little bit of olive oil in the pan and grill the chicken for approximately 6 minutes per side or until the chicken breast reads 165 farenheit, if you have a meat thermometer.
Put the chicken aside and dice them after about 5 minutes.
Put the zucchini noodles in a big pan with some olive oil.
Cook the noodles until they are soft (about 5-7 minutes) and then add the pesto avocado mix and the diced chicken.
Cook for another few minutes and then serve with some parmesan sprinkled on top.
This has become a weekly staple for me and my husband. We both LOVE it and it’s guaranteed to satisfy your family and friends too. Let me know what you think about this recipe if you do try it!
*For more from Alice, be sure to visit her site Honestly Fitness.