Avocado Mint Zoodles

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When one friend gives you a handful of mint from her garden and a ripe avocado, and another gives you a hand-held spiralizer, you go in search of something to make with them!  Hint, hint – I usually google the ingredients I have and find a recipe to start with and then go from there!  It’s a great way to try new things with fresh ingredients!

This recipe is SO very simple, and will make a great pasta sauce, spaghetti squash sauce, or even a dip!

I started with this recipe from Glow Kitchen, and it’s super simple!  However, I’d add a little fresh basil to it.  When I had my leftovers, I garnished with pistachios and tomatoes, and it was a PERFECT combo.  The sauce was even better the next day!

Ingredients:

-2-4 zucchinis spiralized

– 1 avocado

– juice of 1 lemon

– handful of fresh mint

– 2 cloves garlic

-2 tbs fresh basil

-salt and pepper

Directions:

-Using your spiralizer (I like the Veggetti) – make your zucchinis into noodles, and then warm them up in a pan over medium heat.  I like to spray my pan with a touch of coconut oil as well.

-While the noodles are warming – place the avocado, lemon juice, mint, garlic, basil and salt and pepper into your food processor and process until smooth.

-When the noodles are a bit soft, add the sauce to the noodles in the heated pan to heat the sauce up as well.  Add in chicken or shrimp if you want, and garnish with cherry tomatoes, pistachios and lemon zest!

-Enjoy!

 

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