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Zucchini Noodles with Pesto

 
Zucchini Noodles with Pesto
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This recipe can be made gluten free by choosing gluten-free versions of basic ingredients commonly found in supermarkets or online.gluten-free
This recipe is suitable for a primal diet.primal
 
One serving costs about $1.7

$1.70 per serving

58 people like this recipe

58 likes

This recipe is ready in 45 minutes

Ready in 45 minutes

2 gluten-free,primal,gluten free,primal side dish
spoonacular Score:83%

Spoonacular Score: 83%

 

Zucchini Noodles with Pesto might be just the side dish you are searching for. One serving contains 525 calories, 6g of protein, and 56g of fat. For $1.7 per serving, this recipe covers 13% of your daily requirements of vitamins and minerals. A couple people made this recipe, and 58 would say it hit the spot. If you have salt and pepper, garlic, lemon juice, and a few other ingredients on hand, you can make it. From preparation to the plate, this recipe takes approximately 45 minutes. It is a good option if you're following a gluten free and primal diet. All things considered, we decided this recipe deserves a spoonacular score of 85%. This score is tremendous. Try Zucchini Pesto Noodles, Zucchini Noodles with Pesto, and Zucchini Noodles with Pistachio Pesto for similar recipes.

Ingredients

Servings:
1 cup
1 cup fresh basil
fresh basil
1 clove
1 clove garlic
garlic
0.5 tsps
0.5 tsps lemon juice
lemon juice
0.33 cups
0.33 cups olive oil
olive oil
1 Tbsp
1 Tbsp parmesan cheese
parmesan cheese
some
some salt and pepper
salt and pepper
0.5 cups
0.5 cups walnuts
walnuts
1 cup fresh basil
1 cup
fresh basil
1 clove garlic
1 clove
garlic
0.5 tsps lemon juice
0.5 tsps
lemon juice
0.33 cups olive oil
0.33 cups
olive oil
1 Tbsp parmesan cheese
1 Tbsp
parmesan cheese
some salt and pepper
some
salt and pepper
0.5 cups walnuts
0.5 cups
walnuts


Instructions

Read the detailed instructions on Pink When

Price Breakdown

Cost per Serving: $1.69
Ingredient
1 cup fresh basil
1 clove garlic
½ teaspoons lemon juice
⅓ cups olive oil
1 Tbsp parmesan cheese
½ cups walnuts
Price
$0.94
$0.07
$0.02
$0.86
$0.11
$1.40
$3.39

Tips

Health Tips

  • Before you pass up garlic because you don't want the bad breath that comes with it, keep in mind that the compounds that cause garlic breath also offer a lot of health benefits. Garlic has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. If you really want to get the most health benefits out of your garlic, choose Spanish garlic, which contains the most allicin (one of garlic's most beneficial compounds).

  • The great thing about parmesan cheese is that a little goes a long way, especially if you're buying the real deal.

Price Tips

  • Most dairy products stay good well past their sell-by date. Instead of throwing out perfectly safe food that is just a few days or maybe even a week or two old, make sure the product smells fine, has a normal texture, and doesn't taste funny. Sniff testing isn't exactly rocket science and it can keep you from wasting food (and money).

  • Fresh herbs can be expensive, so don't let them go to waste. If you have any leftovers, you might be able to freeze them. The Kitchn recommends freezing hardy herbs like rosemary and thyme in olive oil, while Better Homes and Gardens suggests using freezer bags to freeze basil, chives, mint, and more.

Cooking Tips

  • Don't have fresh herbs? Substitute dried herbs, but use about 1/3 less because dried herbs are more potent than fresh.

  • The average fresh lemon contains between 2 to 3 tablespoons of lemon juice (just in case you are substituting bottled lemon juice).

  • If parmesan plays a big role in the flavor of your dish (or if you're a serious foodie or serious about avoiding additivies) it might be worth your time to track down "true" parmesan, Parmigiano Reggiano.

  • If you're using olive oil to cook at high temperatures, make sure that the olive oil you're using has a high smoke point because heating an oil past its smoke point can ruin the flavor and even release harmful compounds into your dish. Many people recommend saving extra-virgin olive oil for cold dishes or for adding the finishing touch to a warm dish. You could also use canola oil, coconut oil, or another good high-temperature oil to be on the safe side.

  • get more cooking tips

Green Tips

  • Parmesan cheese is traditionally made using rennet, an animal-derived enzyme. For this reason, true parmesan cheese is not suitable for vegetarians. You might be able to find a vegetarian hard cheese to substitute.

Disclaimer

Nutritional Information

Quickview
524 Calories
5g Protein
55g Total Fat
4g Carbs
23% Health Score
Limit These
Calories
524
26%

Fat
55g
86%

  Saturated Fat
7g
45%

Carbohydrates
4g
2%

  Sugar
0.87g
1%

Cholesterol
1mg
1%

Sodium
235mg
10%

Get Enough Of These
Protein
5g
12%

Vitamin K
72µg
69%

Manganese
1mg
58%

Vitamin E
5mg
37%

Copper
0.52mg
26%

Magnesium
55mg
14%

Vitamin A
658IU
13%

Phosphorus
127mg
13%

Vitamin B6
0.2mg
10%

Folate
37µg
9%

Fiber
2g
9%

Calcium
82mg
8%

Iron
1mg
8%

Zinc
1mg
7%

Vitamin B1
0.11mg
7%

Potassium
174mg
5%

Vitamin C
3mg
4%

Vitamin B2
0.06mg
4%

Selenium
2µg
3%

Vitamin B3
0.46mg
2%

Vitamin B5
0.21mg
2%

covered percent of daily need

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