Zucchini Pasta With Almond Pesto

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Love pasta but don’t want the carbs? Zucchini noodles (zoodles) are a great alternative
Zucchini Pasta with Almond Pesto
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Love pasta but don’t want the carbs? Zucchini noodles (zoodles) are a great alternative, as they provide a light, flavorful low-carb option for pasta-lovers everywhere. The Zucchini Pasta with Almond Pesto from Atkins is loaded with flavor and satisfaction and is perfect for anyone looking to watch their figure.

2
Servings
680
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients
Makes
6 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds zucchini
  • 1 Tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1/3 Cup Whole roasted and unsalted almonds
  • 1 Garlic clove
  • 1 Cup Chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/3 Cup Grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/3 Cup Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Crushed red pepper flakes

Directions

1. In a food processor process the almonds until finely ground. Add the garlic, parsley and Parmesan; pulse 4-6 times. Add in the 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil and 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste) and pulse again a few times. Set aside. 2. Spiralize the zucchini or use a grater with the zucchini lengthwise to get longer strands. Preheat a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Cook the zucchini for 4 minutes using tongs to stir and rotate until cooked through, about 5 minutes. 3. Toss the warm zucchini with the pesto, sprinkle with the crushed red chili pepper flakes (optional) and divide into pasta bowls. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately. 4. Note: to roast raw almonds, heat oven to 350°F, toss nuts on a sheet pan and roast for 10 minutes. Cool before using.

Zucchini Shopping Tip

Buy zucchini that is intact and has glossy skin. Avoid zucchini with brown or soft spots.

Zucchini Cooking Tip

Zucchini has a very high water content, lightly salt your zucchini prior to cooking so your dish does not become to watery.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
61g
94%
Sugar
13g
N/A
Saturated Fat
10g
52%
Cholesterol
13mg
4%
Protein
18g
37%
Carbs
22g
7%
Vitamin A
213µg
24%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
3.8%
Vitamin B6
0.8mg
41.9%
Vitamin C
122mg
100%
Vitamin E
13mg
65%
Vitamin K
538µg
100%
Calcium
405mg
41%
Fiber
9g
34%
Folate (food)
166µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
166µg
42%
Iron
5mg
27%
Magnesium
170mg
42%
Monounsaturated
40g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
17%
Phosphorus
438mg
63%
Polyunsaturated
8g
N/A
Potassium
1551mg
44%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.8mg
46.6%
Sodium
1327mg
55%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
19.3%
Zinc
3mg
20%