Thermomix Zucchini Pesto Pasta
Here’s the perfect starter recipe to get you going on the zoodle train! A fantastic homemade pesto is a great way to get into vegetable noodles, as it’s so full of flavour and texture, making it a perfect accompaniment to the slightly crunchy and subtle-tasting zoodles.
This recipe is a staff favourite for so many reasons: it’s only got a handful of simple, staple ingredients, making it economical and accessible to make; it’s super fresh, healthy and low carb, so you don’t get that post-carb slump in the afternoon when you need to be on your A-game; and it tastes fantastic served cold, so it’s perfect for taking to work or on the road with you. It’s also a great option for last-minute dinners, as it can literally be made and on the table in less than ten minutes!
This dish is gluten free and full of veggies, making it certifiably super healthy. To make it dairy-free and vegan to boot, just replace the Parmesan with some vegan cashew cheese or nutritional yeast flakes and omit the bocconcini.
GLUTEN FREE, VEGETARIAN
50g Parmesan cheese, roughly chopped
1 garlic clove, peeled
300g semi-sundried tomatoes
60g olive oil
Handful fresh basil, leaves picked
12 baby bocconcini, halved
Place cheese and garlic in TM bowl, grate for 2 seconds, speed 8.
Add tomatoes, chop for 3 seconds, speed 8.
Add olive oil, heat for 2 minutes, 80°C, reverse speed 1.
Meanwhile, using a spiraliser, make zucchini pasta.
Toss together pesto, zucchini pasta, basil and bocconcini. Serve immediately.
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