Yum! Learn how to prepare zucchini noodles with avocado cream sauce

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- In this week's Dining with Duria, Angelica shows us how to prepare zucchini noodles with avocado cream sauce.

Ingredients:

  • 2-4 zucchinis, washed
  • Olive oil
  • Veggies of your choice to sauté

For the sauce:

  • 2 ripe avocados, pitted & peeled
  • Handful of basil leaves (more on less depending on taste)
  • 2-3 cloves of garlic (more if you like sauce garlicky)
  • ¼ tsp of salt
  • ½ tsp of ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Juice from ½ lemon
  • OPTIONAL: 2-3 tbsp of pine nuts

Directions:

  • Use a julienne or vegetable spiral to make zucchini noodles.  (I use a “veggetti”).  Drain excess water from the cut zucchini noodles and sprinkle some sea salt on them.  Pat excess water with paper towels.  Set aside.
  • To make sauce, place all sauce ingredients in a food processor or blender and blend until smooth.  Drizzle in more olive oil if sauce is too thick.  Add salt & pepper to taste.  (NOTE: if you like your zoodles raw, you can toss the sauce with the noodles and serve.)
  • Drizzle olive oil in a pan, and sauté your choice of vegetables over medium high heat until cooked.  Add zucchini noodles and cook for about 2 minutes.  (Zoodles cook very fast.)  Add  avocado sauce and toss.  Cook for another 2-4 minutes until entire dish is heated through.  (NOTE: you can also heat the sauce separately and serve on top of the zoodles & veggies.)

NOTE: You can also cook and add your meat of choice.  Chicken, shrimp and even salmon goes well with this dish!