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Zucchini Pasta with Almond Pesto Recipe


Atkins Zucchini Pasta with Almond Pesto
4.7g
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 10 Minutes
Style:Italian
Cook Time: 5 Minutes
Phase: Phase 2
Difficulty: Moderate
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6g

Protein

20.1g

Fat

2.9g

Fiber

222.8kcal

Calories

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1/3 cup, whole Almonds
  • 1 clove Garlic
  • 1 cup Parsley
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan Cheese (Grated)
  • 1 tbsp Light Olive Oil
  • 1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 2 lb Zucchini

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 child 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.

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