Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Avocado Basil Sauce
3/27/16
WRITTEN BY: Gretchen Otte

This is a great dish to have when you are craving a fresh healthy meal, but don’t feel like actually cooking something up. The creamy avocado-basil sauce is really fantastic and light. It doesn’t end up leaving you have that full bloated feeling that you would normally get with thick heavy creamy sauces. The noodle dish itself is not only super good, but also is just beautifully vibrant with the colorful fresh veggie ingredients.

INGREDIENTS

For the avocado basil sauce:

  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt

For the zucchini noodles:

  • 2 zucchini
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves
  • Salt & pepper, to taste

PREPARATION

  1. Prepare the sauce by mixing all the ingredients in a blender or food processor. Add more olive oil if the consistency is too thick. Taste test and adjust as necessary.
  2. With a spiralizer, spiralize zucchini with Blade C (the small noodle tray option) and place into a large bowl.
  3. Add in tomatoes, basil, and salt & pepper. Add half of the avocado basil sauce, toss, and taste test. Add remaining sauce, based on consistency preference.

Yields: 2 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Per serving: 5 g carbohydrates

Gretchen Otte

Gretchen is the inspiring voice behind Type One Type Happy - an online motivational journal for diabetics and non-diabetics alike. Diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in the summer of 2014 in Europe, Gretchen is discovering a new way of living and sharing her journey as a healthy, happy diabetic. When she's not writing, photographing, or inspiring those around her, you'll find Gretchen training for another marathon, eating salads with her pet Bunny Winnie, or surfing in sunny Southern California. You can find her online at www.TypeOneTypeHappy.com or on Instagram @TypeOneTypeHappy!