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Vegan Kale Pesto With Zucchini Noodles

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Ingredients

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3 large zucchini (1 per person) – spiralized or julienned
Grape tomatoes – sliced in half
Almond parmesan for topping
salt & cracked pepper
Pesto
1 bunch kale (about 4 cups or 10 medium-large leaves) – stems removed and roughly chopped
1/2 cup almonds
3 – 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (more as needed)
2 cloves garlic
1 – 2 tbsps nutritional yeast (optional)
Himalayan salt to taste
Generous pinch red pepper flakes
1 small lemon - juiced

Nutritional information

389
calories
44.73 g
carbohydrates
14.16 g
protein
21.79 g
fat
616 mg
sodium
15 mg
cholesterol

Vegan Kale Pesto With Zucchini Noodles

Features:
  • Vegan
Cuisine:
    • 20 mins
    • Serves 4
    • Easy

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    This vegan kale pesto with zucchini noodles is another amazing dish that is both a literal and figurative mouthful. As its name says, it is a vegan recipe that is actually quite simple to prepare. The largest challenge is actually making the zucchini noodles, and that doesn’t actually have to be a challenge if you use the right equipment. There are specialized tools for spiraling and julienning fruit and vegetables, so get to prepping right now.

    Health Benefits

    Zucchini is an amazing vegetable to include in your diet thanks to its many health benefits. One of the biggest benefits of eating zucchini is that it helps to reduce your weight while simultaneously boosting your diet’s nutrient content. It also plays a role in enhancing your vision and protecting your body from preventable diseases such as, scurvy, easy bruising, and sclerosis. Finally, perhaps the biggest benefit of consuming zucchini is its ability to treat and reduce the effects of asthma.

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    How to make Vegan Kale Pesto With Zucchini Noodles

    1. Combine the pesto ingredients together in a food processor and blend to the desired consistency.
    2. Add more olive oil or water to taste.
    3. Set aside.
    4. Combine the kale, noodles, and tomatoes together in a medium sized bowl.
    5. Transfer to individual serving dishes.
    6. Top with a dusting of almond parmesan and enjoy!

    Trivia

    Zucchini is considered to be both a fruit and a vegetable.

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