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Lean Green Avocado-Spinach Pesto Pasta
Ingredients For the Mushrooms 1 tablespoon olive oil 8 ounces baby bella mushrooms, de-stemmed and thickly sliced For the Avocado-Spinach Pesto Find it here! For Pasta 4 large zucchini (spiralized) or 8 ounces brown rice fusilli or penne Garnish large flake sea salt (optional) Instructions To Make the Mushrooms Add the olive oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add in the mushrooms and saute for 8-12 minutes, stirring infrequently to allow the mushrooms to turn golden-brown. Remove from stove and set aside. To Make the Avocado-Spinach Pesto Add the flesh of the avocado, spinach, almonds, garlic, juice of the lime, sea salt, and chili flakes to a food processor. Process for 2-3 minutes, stopping to scrape down sides as needed, or until smooth and creamy. To Assemble If you opt for zucchini noodles, you can serve them raw or cooked. If you want to cook them, simply add them to a large skillet over medium heat, and cook for 5-6 minutes, stirring frequently. Add your zucchini noodles or brown rice pasta to a large bowl. Top with desired amount of pesto (I usually have about ¼ cup of leftover pesto), toss to coat, and divide between plates. Top with mushrooms and a sprinkle of sea salt. Serve immediately.
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I don't think I've ever added chili flakes to my pesto before!
3 years ago·Reply
I might just mix the mushrooms up in the pesto without even needing the noodles!
3 years ago·Reply
Zucchini noodles are my favorite! They are just as filling as regular pasta with less carbs.
3 years ago·Reply
@sophiamor we think alike :)
3 years ago·Reply
I just sat staring at those mushrooms for a few minutes haha
3 years ago·Reply
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