This oil-free pesto takes only minutes to make and takes absolutely delicious! An ideal mid-week meal which leaves you feeling satisfied while you nourish your body with greens, healthy fats and fibre!

Begin by assembling all of your ingredients.  You will need;

  • 1 medium head of broccoli
  • 1 clove garlic
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 large or 2 medium courgettes

 

Wash the broccoli, break it into smaller florets and place it in a steamer.  Steam cook for about 4 mins until it’s beginning to soften;

While the broccoli is steaming, spiralise the courgette into thin noodles;

Once the broccoli is cooked enough, place it in a food processor with the walnuts, garlic, nutritional yeast flakes, lemon juice and avocado.  Pulse a few times until processed to a fine texture.  Add a splash or 2 of water to loosen the pesto for ease of stirring with the courgetti;

Add the broccoli pesto mixture to the courgetti and combind together so that the pesto is mixed through.  Season to taste and serve;

Oil-Free, Broccoli, Walnut & Avocado Pesto on Courgetti

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 4 minutes
Total Time: 9 minutes
Author: Joanne
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Ingredients

  • 1 medium head broccoli
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/2 juice lemon
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1 cup nutritional yeast flakes
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 large courgette or 2 medium
  • 1 pinch sea salt & black pepper seasoning

Instructions

  1. Begin by assembling all of your ingredients.
  2. Wash the broccoli, break it into smaller florets and place it in a steamer. Steam cook for about 4 mins until it's begining to soften.

  3. While the broccoli is steaming, spiralise the courgette into thin noodles.

  4. Once the broccoli is cooked enough, place it in a food processor with the walnuts, garlic, nutritional yeast flakes, lemon juice and avocado. Pulse a few times until processed to a fine texture. Add a splash or 2 of water to loosen the pesto for ease of stirring with the courgetti.

  5. Add the broccoli pesto mixture to the courgetti and combine together so that the pesto is mixed through. Season to taste and serve.

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