Zucchini Noodle Green Bowl with Arugula Walnut Pesto

Light zucchini noodles are topped with a peppery, creamy Arugula pesto in this healthy entree.  A vegetable spiralizer makes quick work of veggie noodles, but you can also use roasted spaghetti squash for a grain-free, gluten-free base.  

MEDIUM          Servings: 4     Ready In: 15 minutes

Ingredients

2 Medium Zucchini
1 Head Green Cauliflower (or any color)
1/2 cup walnuts
8 oz arugula
1 tsp. lemon juice
2 tbsp nutritional yeast
1/4 cup water
1/8 tsp. salt


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Gather ingredients. Preheat oven to 350F 2
To roast walnuts: Place walnuts in foil or on a baking sheet and roast at 350 F 10-13 minutes, until golden. Remove and let cool. 
To steam cauliflower: Bring 1/2 inch of water to a rolling boil in a medium pot. Trim the cauliflower and cut into bit-sized florets. Place the cauliflower in the pot with the boiling water. Cover and steam. Steam 3-5 minutes, until a piece can easily be pierced and slides off a paring knife. When the cauliflower is done, remove and set aside. 
To make Zucchini noodles: Use a veggie spiralizer to cut zucchini noodles. Set aside. 
To make Arugula Walnut Pesto: In a food processor or wide-mouth blender, combine the toasted walnuts, arugula, lemon, nutritional yeast, and half of the water. 
Puree, drizzling in water, as needed, to reach a smooth consistency. 
Taste to adjust seasoning. 
Assemble bowl: Noodles, green cauliflower, and pesto. Enjoy.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1/4 of a recipe (11.9 ounces).

Calories 174.75
Calories From Fat (51%) 89.95
% Daily Value
Total Fat 10.76g 17%
Saturated Fat 1.12g 6%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 141.91mg 6%
Potassium 970.5mg 28%
Total Carbohydrates 15.76g 5%
Fiber 6.81g 27%
Sugar 7.07g
Protein 9.7g 19%
Calcium 97.58mg 10%
Iron 153.64mg 854%
Vitamin A 1544.49IU 31%
Vitamin C 0mg 0%


When choosing zucchini and summer squash size matters. Join Chef Katie at the Farmer's Market as she tells you what recipes work best for the big vs. the small. Then grab some for Zucchini Bread, or Charred Squash with Quinoa. More recipes at: www.plants-rule.com