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Spicy Avocado Zoodles with Avocado Garlic Sauce

Total time:

25 min

Prep time:

15 min

Cook time:

10 min

Nutritional Highlights (Per serving) See Full
180 Calories
10 g Fat
6 g Fiber
70 mg Sodium
22 g Carbs
Spicy Avocado Zoodles with Avocado Garlic Sauce

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You can still love your traditional pasta noodles, but it’s nice to have a lighter, less heavy option, too. This delicious recipe allows you to enjoy pasta but lighter, and with veggies!

Ingredients

Serves: 6

Sauce

2 ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded, peeled and halved
4 bulbs of garlic, preferably roasted
1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
2 limes, juiced (about ¼ Cup)
2 jalapenos, medium, sliced (add more for extra heat/spice)
1/8 tsp. salt, or to taste
1/8 tsp. pepper, or to taste
2 Tbsp. water, to thin sauce to taste

 

Zoodles

5 zucchini, medium

 

Tomatoes

1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced (use orange or yellow for color)

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting.
Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados.

Instructions

Sauce

  1. Scoop the flesh of the avocado into a food processor.
  2. Add to that the roasted garlic, olive oil, lime juice, and jalapenos.
  3. Process and taste.
  4. Add water, salt, and pepper to taste and consistency preference.

Zoodles

  1. Cut the ends off the zucchini and run them through your spiralizer.
  2. Heat a medium sauce pan over medium-high heat and drizzle 1 to 2 Tablespoons of olive oil in the pan.
  3. Add the zoodles and sauté lightly. I cook mine about 8 - 10 minutes, you want them cooked, but not mushy.
  4. Add the sauce to the pan, and toss to coat.

Tomatoes

  1. In a separate sauce pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Add halved tomatoes and sauté until the skin is blackened and blistered.
  3. Toss all together and serve.

Serving Suggestion: Add crushed red pepper flakes and grated manchego cheese to your plate.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

Nutrition information per serving

Calories 180
Total Fat 10 g (Sat 2 g, Trans 0 g, Poly 2 g, Mono 6 g)
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 70 mg
Potassium 870 mg
Total Carbohydrates 22 g
Dietary Fiber 6 g
Total Sugar 5 g
Protein 5 g

Vitamin A 33 mcg; Vitamin C 55 mg; Calcium 94 mg; Iron 2 mg; Vitamin D 0 mcg; Folate 87 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 4%; Vitamin C 90%; Calcium 10%; Iron 8 %; Vitamin D 0%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

About the author

Rachel Matthews is the creator of A Southern Fairytale, a food blog and journal of her happily-ever-after with one cowboy boot wearin’, Harley ridin’, Texan Prince Charming and their two 8th generation Texan children. Since 2008, Rachel has been sharing her favorite family recipes, stories, and photographs with her growing audience. A Southern Fairytale has received accolades from Babble, Southern Living, Williams-Sonoma, to name a few. Rachel’s work with major brands includes recipe development, photography, content creation and speaking engagements.

Rachel is a brand advocate. Their content on the California Avocado Commission website and/or blog are part of their partnership with our organization.

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