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Raw Spiralized Zucchini Noodles with Tomatoes and Pesto

Nutrition Fact: June is national fruit and vegetable month!  Therefore, it is the perfect time to start experimenting with ways to incorporate more fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet. Zucchini noodles are a fun way to increase vitamins and minerals while lowering calorie and carbohydrate content of your favorite pasta dish.  In fact you save 210 calories and 59g carbohydrates by substituting 1.5 cups of zucchini noodles for regular spaghetti pasta!

Prep: 14 minutes

Makes: 4 servings (1 1/4 cup)

Ingredients

1 cup packed fresh basil

1 clove garlic

1/4 cup fresh grated parmesan cheese

3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

3 medium or 4 small zucchinis

1 cup heirloom grape or cherry tomatoes, halved

Salt and black pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a food processor pulse basil, garlic, parmesan cheese, and pepper until smooth.
  2. Slowly add the olive oil while pulsing. Set aside.
  3. Spiralize the zucchini, cut it into smaller strands if they are too long and place them in a work bowl. Toss with the pesto and tomatoes and season with salt and pepper as needed.

Nutritional Information:

Calories: 148cal, Fat: 12g, Carbohydrates: 9 g, Fiber: 3 g, Sodium: 102 mg, Protein: 4g, Cholesterol: 4mg

Adapted from: http://www.skinnytaste.com/raw-spiralized-zucchini-noodles-with/

 

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