For my first Paleo recipe I decided to cook a faux pasta using zucchini and then create a Paleo approved pesto. I was happy with the way it turned out. Obviously, it doesn’t taste like actual pasta, but it was close enough. I threw some pecan crusted oven baked chicken tenders on top and it was so filling that I couldn’t finish the whole thing.
For the pesto:
- Pine Nuts
- Olive Oil
- Sea Salt
I mixed all the above ingredients in my food processor and then put them in a container to store in my fridge. I went really easy on the olive oil because the pine nuts kind of give off their own oil. So I would advise you only use a tsp to T of olive oil. I loaded in lots of fresh basil and it gave it a nice kick.
All you need is one zucchini and a grater. I used the grater that you would use to cut thin slices of cheese and ran my zucchini down it to make sort of wide noodle looking slices. Then I put a little bit of sea salt and pepper on them and just a quick dash of olive oil. I sauteed them until they looked/tasted the texture of al dente pasta. I then added in my pesto and sauteed them for another few minutes. Plated them and enjoyed!