First Time Mom and Losing It: Zucchini "Pasta" Veggie "Pesto" Bowl Recipe

Friday, March 21, 2014

Zucchini "Pasta" Veggie "Pesto" Bowl Recipe


I have been getting tired of just roasting, steaming or stir-frying my veggies while on the Dr. Oz Rapid Weight Loss plan. I decided to try something new and came up with the Zucchini "Pasta" Veggie "Pesto" Bowl Recipe. I turned my zucchini into pasta and added a pesto-like taste by adding basil flakes and pine nuts.

Here is how I did it:

  • 1 peeled zucchini
  • 4 button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 small head of broccoli (cut into florets and steamed)
  • 1 tblsp of pine nuts
  • 1 small clove of garlic
  • 1 tblsp of olive oil 
  • 1/2 tblsp dried basil
  • salt and pepper to taste

  1. Slice the zucchini into thin ribbons using a vegetable peeler. When you start seeing the seeds rotate and repeat. You want your ribbons to have as few seeds as possible. 
  2. Stack up the ribbons of zucchini and cut in half lengthwise.

  3. Set a small pot of salted water to boil.
  4. Add olive oil and garlic clove to pan and saute for a couple of seconds.
  5. Add the broccoli and mushrooms and saute until the mushrooms has softened.

  6. When pot of water is boiling add zucchini ribbons and cook for one minute. Drain and add to broccoli and mushrooms.

  7. Add dried basil, salt, pepper and pine nuts. Saute for about 4 minutes.
     
  8. Serve and enjoy!

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24 comments:

  1. Yum!! The zucchini almost looks like fettuccini noodles! We make "spaghetti noodles"out of zucchini. We call them "zoodles" ;)

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  2. This looks so delicious and healthy! Have to try it!

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  3. That looks pretty good and pretty high in protein which is what i need! Thanks for sharing now I know whats on menu for next month!

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  4. I love homemade pesto. Nothing livens up pasta better, that's for sure!

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  5. I love using zucchini as "spaghetti" It is so delicious and good for you!

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  6. I really like zucchini anything.. This is a great recipe!

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  7. What a great recipe! I will have to send it to my husband so he can make it for me!

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  8. Healthy and yummy! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. I have learned to love zucchini lately-would have to leave out the fungus :-) Looks delicious and healthy!

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  10. What a delicious recipe! I love both zucchini and mushrooms. And since I don't currently eat gluten for the lent, zucchini pasta is perfect for me!

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  11. It looks good minus the mushrooms.

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  12. I love zucchini but have never sliced it like that. Need to try it soon!

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  13. My sister-in-law would absolutely love this recipe!

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  14. sounds like a great recipe, what a great way to eat veggies!

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  15. I love pesto in about everything so most likely I will love this dish too. It looks really healthy, the green always has that impact on me.

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  16. That looks like a terrific recipe. Good for you for sticking to your diet!

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  17. That looks really good and super easy to make too. Definitely never something I would have thought about whipping up.

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  18. never heard of this kind of pasta and haven't eaten pasta with veggies, but your zucchini pasta looks healthy and delish

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  19. That looks pretty amazing. I have never heard of this. Amber N

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  20. This looks delicious! I'm always looking for ways to incorporate a larger variety of veggies into our meals and the zuchini noodles are genius. Can't wait to make this for my family. :)

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  21. Oh this looks great! Me and one of my daughters LOVE broccoli - I'll have to make this for us!

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  22. This Is Going To Be My New Dish For A Lon Long Time I Love Everything In It & It Looks So Good!1

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  23. I try to incorporate more vegetable based meals for my 3 teenage sons but they are so picky. It's good you're starting at a young age with your daughter, I hope she enjoys them.

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