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Jun 15, 2015 04:44AM, Published by Family Features, Categories: Family Features Food, Family Features




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Zucchini Pasta with Almond Pesto

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup whole roasted and unsalted almonds
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup plus 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pounds zucchini
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes

Preparation

  1. In food processor, process almonds until finely ground. Add garlic, parsley and cheese; pulse 4-6 times. Add in 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil and 1 teaspoon salt (or to taste) and pulse again a few times. Set aside.
  2. Spiralize zucchini or use grater with zucchini lengthwise for longer strands. Preheat large skillet or wok over medium-high heat with 1 tablespoon olive oil. Cook zucchini 4 minutes using tongs to stir and rotate until cooked through, about 5 minutes.
  3. Toss warm zucchini with pesto, sprinkle with pepper flakes (optional) and divide into pasta bowls. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

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