Zucchini Pasta with Creamy Avocado Cucumber Sauce

Okay guys, before I go pumpkin crazy here on the blog; I’m going to share one more summery recipe. If you still have zucchini that needs to be used up, this is the recipe for you! It is super simple and light…. the perfect dinner to make before indulging in all that Fall has to offer.

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If you don’t have a spiralizer yet, this one was a great investment. Spiralizers are such a great invention! So far, I’ve only used it to make zucchini noodles, but I’ve seen people make noodles with sweet potatoes and carrots too. Zucchini noodles are filling, but don’t put you on carb overload like pasta.

Zucchini Pasta with Creamy Avocado Cucumber Sauce

Prep Time: PT15 M

Cook Time: PT15-25M

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: serves 2-3

Zucchini Pasta with Creamy Avocado Cucumber Sauce

A light meal with a favorite summer vegetable.

Ingredients

  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3-4 large zucchini (1 per person)
  • Grape, cherry or mini heirloom tomatoes, halved
  • Sliced mushrooms
  • Onion slices
  • sliced black olives
  • For the Avocado-Cucumber Purée:
  • 1 medium avocado
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and sliced thick
  • 1 meyer lemon or regular lemon, juice of
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 tsp white pepper or black pepper to taste
  • Salt to taste

Instructions

  • Prepare your zucchini noodles julienne style or spiralized.
  • Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add all veggies, including zucchini to heated skillet. Cook for about 10-15 minutes, stirring frequently, until veggies are tender.
  • For the puree:
  • Place all ingredients into a food processor/blender and process until creamy. Taste for flavor adding anything extra you might like.
  • Toss zucchini pasta with avocado-cucumber puree and enjoy.
http://www.hungryhealthygirl.com/2013/09/20/zucchini-pasta-with-creamy-avocado-cucumber-sauce/

With this super simple meal, you will have dinner ready and on the table in less than 30 minutes. The avocado sauce is also very versatile. It works great as a dip for baby carrots, sliced zucchini or crackers. And it also makes a wonderful salad dressing.

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Something to think about…..

Have you ever used a spiralizer?

Have you ever made or had zucchini noodles?

Happy Friday! What fun do you have planned?

 

Comments

  1. Zoodles are my obsession! I still have some prepped in my fridge but sadly no avocado or cucumber (but such a great idea for the sauce) I actually made large zucchini ribbons using a vegetable peeler… it takes time but is much cheaper if you don’t have a spiralizer. Have a great weekend Kim!
    Amy @ The Little Honey Bee When The Plan Doesn’t Go According To PlanMy Profile

  2. Kim you actually blow my mind daily with your recipes! Would have never thought to mix avo and cucumber as a pasta sauce. I LOVE this recipe!
    Davida @The Healthy Maven Matcha Spinach & Pumpkin PancakesMy Profile

  3. Love that you’re giving zucchini noodles the spotlight here! I love them so much I started a blog dedicated to spiralizing! Love the creamy avocado sauce! Happy Friday.

  4. I love avocado and the creamy avocado sauce just sounds amazing to me! I’m for sure giving this a try!

  5. I’ve tried zucchini noodles once and just couldn’t do it. But then again I’m not a huge fan of zucchini… or pasta :shock: I know, I know… but I’d take something like rice or quinoa over it any day. That avocado sauce, on the other hand, sounds -amazing-… Definitely a good substitute for cheese.
    Amanda @ .running with spoons. . a nutty day .My Profile

  6. Well this dish needs to happen in my house very very soon! I’m so loving veggie noodles. Like carrots and zucchini are probably my favorite. And avocado sauce is always a winner in my books. Can’t get better than the creaminess from avocado!
    Lisa 5 Goals I’m Working OnMy Profile

  7. I seriously need to get a spiralizer! I am so jealous of everyone who has one!
    Hannah @ CleanEatingVeggieGirl Healthy Living Summit Recap #3: The ConferenceMy Profile

  8. I just bought a really good spiralizer but I’m yet to make proper zucchini noodles as pasta but I really need to so I can make this :)
    Jan @ Sprouts n Squats Friday Favourites #29My Profile

  9. Now this is really genius Kim! I LOVE zucchini noodles, and that sauce?? Such a great combo! I bet it would be delicious with spaghetty squash too! I have a spiralizer since a few months now and I love using it!
    Lucie@ Fit Swiss Chick Friday Favorite Recipes – Kabocha and Chocolate anyone??My Profile

  10. I love love love zucchini! This looks so great! I already feel myself getting pumpkin crazy haha Let the fun begin :D
    Kristi @ My San Francisco Kitchen Pulled BBQ Chicken SandwichesMy Profile

  11. Looks amazing. I do have a spiralizer but I haven’t yet used it! Must.Do.That.
    Kierston @candyfit #RECIPEFRIDAY: Sweet & Savoury Spaghetti Squash Protein Loaves!My Profile

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