Lighten up your dinner and sneak in more veggies by swapping out traditional pasta noodles with spiralized zucchini (a.k.a zoodles). Top them off with this flavor-packed Creamy Avocado Cilantro Sauce and you’re set for a super supper that will lift you up rather than slow you down.
Here’s how to create this nutrient-dense dish:
Serves: 4 Servings
12 oz package of zucchini noodles (zoodles) or spiralize 2 large zucchini
1 cup cherry tomatoes
For the avocado sauce:
2 large avocados
1 clove garlic, crushed or minced
1/3 cup loosely packed cilantro, large stems removed (or large handful)
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
Water, as needed
4 scoops Regular Girl
1. Cook zoodles according to package directions. Drain any excess water.
2. While the zoodles are cooking, cut the avocado in half and remove the pit. Add the avocado to a blender along with the minced garlic, cilantro, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, water and Regular Girl.
3. Blend until mixture is creamy, adding additional water until the sauce is at the desired consistency.
4. Add the sauce to your zoodles, toss and chill. This dish is delicious cold.
5. Top with halved cherry tomatoes and parmesan cheese before serving.
Optional: For additional flavor, sauté zoodles with olive oil, garlic, mushrooms and red pepper flakes for a few minutes before adding the sauce. Zoodles tend to pick up the flavor of whatever they are cooked in.
Because this recipe substitutes regular noodles with vegetable noodles, you’re getting the goodness of zucchini and the rich flavor and nutrients of the avocado. Healthy and delicious? We’ll take it!
Probiotics & Fiber
Each scoop of Regular Girl gives you 5 grams of prebiotic fiber and 8 billion active probiotics. It moves through your system at just the right pace without the excess gas or bloating.
Zucchini noodles are very low in calories, especially compared to noodles made with wheat flour, rice or other grains. In fact, you can eat approximately five cups of zucchini noodles for the same number of calories that you’d get from one cup of regular wheat-based noodles.
Zucchini is also packed with vitamins A, C, B6 and potassium and also brings fiber to the party. In addition, they are low in carbs, starches and natural sugars, perfect for that keto diet or if you’re just trying to cut down on carbs.
Avocado is a unique fruit (yep, it really is a fruit) known for being very nutritious and for its yellowish-green flesh color. It is loaded with healthy fats, fiber and various important nutrients like vitamins K, C, B5 and B6. They are higher in potassium than bananas, and also high in folate.