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eat – courgette noodles with avocado sauce

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Food and I have never been friends. It’s not that I’m fussy when it comes to eating, more unadventurous and uninspired. It makes me cringe when I think of past eating habits and I do wonder how I have made it this far with no ongoing health issues. Bizarrely though, I may have been a lousy eater but I am actually a pretty decent cook (so I’m told) –  now it’s all about redressing this imbalance; exploring eating better with home cooked meals. Right now I am loving courgette noodles (also known as courgetti) – a yummy and healthy substitute to pasta.

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courgette noodles with avocado sauce

ingredients
serves 2

for the noodles
2 large courgettes
dash of salt
olive oil

for the sauce
1 avocado, pit removed
1 tsp sea salt
½ tsp cracked pepper
¼ lemon squeezed
1 clove garlic (crushed)
dash of olive oil
sprinkle or two of chilli flakes(for a little extra kick)

preparation

1.Using a spiralizer or mandoline (or a grater will work if you haven’t got one of these) to julienne the courgettes into long strips (they should resemble spaghetti). Place in a colander and add a few dashes of sea salt to the courgette and toss. Leave the courgettes in the colander for about 20 minutes, this will help to drain off excess water.

2.To make the sauce mix all the ingredients together until it has a smooth creamy texture (I use a fork but a food processor will make the much job easier.

3.You can eat the dish raw (as is) OR you can heat up the noodles and add sauce on top OR you can heat both up – it is just a matter of preference. To heat: Add a little olive oil to a sauté pan and once pan has heated up add the courgette and cook for 2 minutes. If heating the sauce, add and mix through noodles, cook for another 2 minutes.

Hopefully you feel inspired to try if you haven’t already.

Sat Nam

ps how cool is the tablecloth 😉

 

 

Author: akiwigirlabroad

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2 thoughts on “eat – courgette noodles with avocado sauce

  1. So no chips and ice cream anymore?!

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