Courgetti with Avocado and Watercress Pesto


Courgetti with Avocado and Watercress Pesto

Everyone loves courgetti, because it’s a great carb-free and bloat-beating alternative to pasta. My recipe for courgetti with avocado and watercress pesto is full of green veggies and healthy fats so it will have you glowing in no time. It’s a great lunch dish, will fill you up and have you bursting with energy for the whole afternoon.

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Serves 2 Ready in 15 minutes Good For


Place the pine nuts, watercress, basil, garlic and a big pinch of salt in the food processor and blend.

Zest half the lemon and place the zest and the juice of the whole lemon in to the food processor and blend. Slowly pour in the olive oil until it makes a smooth paste.

Finely slice the spring onion and cut the tomatoes in half.

Spirulize the courgette (or peel/julienne into ribbons). Slice up the avocado. Place the courgette in a bowl and massage with a couple tbsp of pesto. Plate the courgette in bowl and top with the avocado, tomatoes, spring onion, sesame seeds and more pesto.


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