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spiral zucchini "spaghetti" with basil and hempseed pesto

Tags
  • Entree
  • hemp
  • Prep time
    20 mins
  • Serving
    4-6
Key Ingredients

This dish is an excellent way to fit in vegetable servings, but you can also toss pesto with gluten-free pasta if desired.

ingredients

1 1/2 cups fresh basil, packed

        

1/4 cup Nutiva Organic Hemp Oil

        

1/4 cup Nutiva Organic Hempseed

        

2 Tbsp freshly grated Parmesan cheese

       

 2 Tbsp lemon juice

        

1 tsp lemon zest, finely grated

        

1 clove garlic, minced

        

1/4 tsp each salt and freshly ground pepper

        

4 medium zucchini (at least 2 inches in diameter)

        

1 cup grape tomatoes, halved (optional)

instructions

1. Add basil, oil, 1/4 cup of the hempseeds, cheese, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, salt and pepper to food processor; purée until smooth.


2. Using a spiralizer, turn zucchini into long strands, trimming with clean kitchen shears, if necessary.


3. Toss zucchini strands and halved grape tomatoes (if using) with pesto. Let stand for 5 to 10 minutes or until zucchini softens. 


4. Divide among 4 dishes; sprinkle with additional hempseeds if desired.


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