Right now, many of us are cooking at home far more than we typically do. So it helps to have easy recipes that can be ready in minutes, while still delivering a healthy meal that makes your body feel good.
On Thursday, I’ll share how to shop clean keto and alkaline at the grocery store during social distancing, so watch out for that.
This recipe is a great substitute for acidic, gluten-filled pasta because it uses zoodles, or zucchini noodles. We combine them with a tasty pesto sauce, beans, red onion, cherry tomatoes, and spinach for a yummy dish that’s sure to please.
Give it a try and let me know what you think over on Facebook.
ZUCCHINI LINGUINE WITH ADZUKI BEANS AND PESTO
Ingredients [Serves 4]
1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
2 large handfuls of baby spinach leaves
1/2 red onion, sliced
1/2 cup adzuki beans (I use Eden Organics)
4 tbsp. sun-dried tomatoes
4 tbsp. sliced raw almonds
If cooking: 1 tbsp. of coconut oil
1 large handful of firmly packed basil leaves
1/2 cup pine nuts
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp. lemon juice, freshly squeezed
2 fresh garlic cloves, crushed
Sea salt (Celtic Grey, Himalayan, or Redmond Real Salt) and black pepper to taste
For Pesto: In a high-speed blender, blend all ingredients until you obtain a smooth consistency.
For Zucchini Noodles: Feed the zucchini through a vegetable spiralizer (or a vegetable peeler or mandolin) to form zucchini noodles or ribbons the thickness of linguini. You can eat raw or do a flash sauté.
For Raw Linguine: Combine zucchini linguine, halved tomatoes, spinach, onion, beans (thoroughly rinsed and drained), sun dried tomatoes, and pesto sauce. Mix well and garnish with sliced almonds.
For Sautéed Linguine: Add 1 tsp. of coconut oil to a pan and bring to a medium heat. Add zucchini linguine, halved tomatoes, spinach, onion, beans (thoroughly rinsed and drained), and sun-dried tomatoes, and cook for 4-5 minutes (or until noodles are nice and soft). Add to plate, mix with pesto sauce, top with sliced almonds, serve, and enjoy!
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