Skip to content

Spirulina Pesto Courgetti Spaghetti

Courgetti 1

Courgetti! Who would have thought that the humble courgette (or zucchini) could be spiralised into spaghetti noodles? Courgettes have come a long way from my childhood memory of soggy slices in ratatouille!

Courgetti 14 low res

Courgette noodles are delicious pan-fried with a little coconut oil, garlic and pepper, but I love them in this plant-based lemon pesto. This pesto contains spinach, pine nuts, avocado, lemon and optional protein powder (soya bean or pea work well). I have also supplemented it with spirulina superfood powder to boost the nutritional content. (It also adds a lovely vibrant green colour!)

Courgetti 12 low res

This dish makes a super light supper or delicious lunch. It is fresh and fragrant from the basil and there is a delicious contrast of flavours between the sweet nectarine, creamy pesto sauce and creamy cool cheese. The pumpkin seed garnish provides a satisfying (and nutritional) crunch.

It is suitable for vegans (using vegan mozzarella), vegetarians, those on low carb diets and for the health conscious.

Courgetti 24 with cheese

Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with wholemeal wheat-based spaghetti (especially to fuel work-out/ active days), but courgette spaghetti is a super way to reduce your carbs and increase your vegetable intake. You can always mix it up too, and use half regular spaghetti and half courgette-noodles. The beauty of it all is that you hardly notice the difference in taste, but you will (long-term) on your waistline and health!

Courgetti 22 with cheese

Serves: 2 

Preparation: 20 mins

Ingredients:

Pesto sauce:

  • 100g fresh basil
  • 30g fresh spinach
  • 30g pine nuts
  • 70ml extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 plump cloves of garlic
  • 3 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 11/2 tbsp protein powder (soya bean or pea work well)
  • 1 tsp spirulina (you can substitute for wheatgrass if you prefer)
  • 1 large ripe avocado, peeled, stoned and cut into rough chunks
  • ½ tsp salt
  • Black pepper, to taste

‘Spaghetti’

  • 2 large courgettes
  • 2 ripe nectarines, sliced into wedges

To garnish:

  • Handful of pumpkin seeds
  • Twist of black pepper
  • Optional: One ball of mozzarella (vegan if preferred)

Method:

  • Place all pesto sauce ingredients into a blender or food processor and whizz to form a creamy pesto sauce.

 

 

  • Spiralise your courgettes. If you do not have a spiraliser, you can make courgette peelings using a vegetable peeler and slice these finely into noodle-like strips.
  • The courgetti can be eaten raw; in which case blot the excess moisture away using kitchen roll. Alternatively, you can pan-fry your courgette for 3 mins in a frying pan on a high heat.
  • Stir in the pesto to your courgetti spaghetti.
  • Assemble onto two plates. Scatter wedges of nectarine on top and a handful of pumpkin seeds. Roughly tear up the mozzarella and scatter on top. Enjoy!

 

Courgetti 21 with cheese

Don’t forget you can find my favourite recipes in my FREE eBook here.

Courgetti 5

Courgetti 14 low res

Variations:

  • Top with other nuts and seeds eg. pistachio kernals, ground flaxseed, or chia. A recent discovery of mine is goldenberry and chia power blend (the goldenberry compliments the lemon), which adds protein, fibre, omegas and calcium.

Goldenberry and chia

  • Use peaches instead of nectarines.
  • Pine nuts can be substituted for raw cashews or 40g tofu.

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Follow SOBODY HEALTHY RECIPES on WordPress.com

Twitter

Instagram

Easy 6 ingredient dairy-free fudge! No refined sugar and so delicious! Dates, nut butter, coconut oil, cacao and a maca http://ow.ly/eAt030lqgIe . . . . . . . . @coconutmerchant @naturesheartsuperfoods @pipandnut @veganlife_mag @hollandandbarrett . . . . . . . #peanutbutter #cashewbutter #maca #cacao #bestofvegan #veganeats #healthysnacks #nomnom #healthyfoodporn #govegan #plantbaseddiet #plantbasedrecipes #getinmybelly #fitchick #fitfoodie #fitfood #fitspo #fitfam #healthyrecipes #healthyfoodmagazine #nomnom #yumyum #healthysnacksonthego #eattealfood #vegansofinstagram #foodiesofinstagram #fudge
Roast up your cauliflower with a little #coconutoil, turmeric and chilli! http://ow.ly/IwVE30lpj3l . . . . . . . . @coconutmerchant @veganuary @hollandandbarrett @veganlife_mag . . . . . #veganrecipes #vegano #plantpower #bestofvegan #plantpower #foodiechats #lowcarbrecipes #healthyfoodmagazine #healthyeat #healthymeals #Healthymom #nutritiousanddelicious #ketogenicdiet #cauliflower #Turmeric #nomnom #getinmybelly #foodforthought #foodiegram #foodshare #foodiesofinstagram #veganworldshare #vegansofinstagram #glutenfreediet #weigthlossrecipes #instafood
Don't you just love soup? Try this lentil kale and squash soup with chilli http://ow.ly/pdPi30lqg9i . . . . . . . @coconutmerchant @pulsinandbeond @weareveganuary @veganlife_mag . . . . . . . #plantbaseddiet #veganeats #eatvegan #veganbowl #eatplants #plantprotein #foodphotography #bestofvegan #veganrecipeshare #veganworldshare #veganbowl #healthyfoodmagazine #healthyfoodlover #healthyfoodporn #nomnom #soup #pulses #getinmybelly #foodforthought #foodiesofinstagram #vegansofig #vegansofinstagram #fitfood #fitfam #f52grams #carbcycle
Breakfast! Cherry beetroot acai berry pancakes with coconut cream . http://ow.ly/8Jyb30lt1Vd. . . . . . @naturesheartsuperfoods @pulsinandbeond @healthyfoodmag @hollandandbarrett . . . . . . #healthy #foodies #foodphotography #foodlovers #govegan #plantbaseddiet #healthyanddelicious #eatplants #recipeoftheday #weigthlossrecipes #ketogenicdiet #f52grams #flexitarian #instafoodie #foodiesofinstagram #glutenfreediet #freefrom #getinmybelly #foodpic #foodshare #cleaneatingdiet #nomnom #yumyum
Get munching! Lemon coconut bars with tangy superfruit #baobab! Get your vitamin C and fibre. . http://ow.ly/ZmYz30lqfnH . . . . @adunaworld @coconutmerchant @bionaorganic @pulsinandbeond @weareveganuary @hollandandbarrett . . . . . . . . #fitfood #healthyrecipes #foodshare #vegan #crueltyfree #healthyweekhero #coconutoil #recipeblog #recipes #eathealthy #veganeats #veganworldshare #veganrecipeblogger #veganrecipeshare #foodforthought #f52grams #foodiesofinstagram #cleaneating #wholefoods #yumyum #healthysnacks
Hungry? How about a healthy chilli? This chilli base is made from sweet potatoes! http://ow.ly/NdRx30lqg21 . . . . . . . @chiabiaseed @healthyfoodmag @pulsinandbeond @weareveganuary @veganlife_mag . . . . . . . . #foodphotography #foodlovers #govegan #plantbaseddiet #healthyanddelicious #lovefood #eatplants #eatyourgreens #vegan #foodlovers #recipeoftheday #healthbenefits #veganworldshare #vegancommunity #eattherainbow #eatvegan #healthyfoodmagazine #glutenfreediet #vegansofinstagram #getinmybelly #whatsfordinner #foodforthought #foodporn #instafood
Good morning! Start the day with a healthy breakfast! Make your own #sugarfree muesli. With flaxseed @linwoodshealthfoods , goldenberries, chia seeds @naturesheartsuperfoods and #proteinpowder @pulsinandbeond http://ow.ly/8nwQ30lpier . . . . . . . . . #healthybreaakfast #wednesdaymotivation #plantbased #eatplants #plantpower #veganworldshare #veganfoodspot #foodforthought #foodiegram #foodshare #recipes #nutritiousanddelicious #fitchick #fitfood #fitfam #carbcycle #getinmybelly #foodshare #oats #cleaneatingdiet #eatclean #healthyfoodmagazine #healthyanddelicious #nomnom #fitchick #girlswholift #instafood #foodiesofinstagram #vegansofinstagram
Good morning! Happy Sunday! Start the day with Strawberry, acai berry and kale overnight oats! http://ow.ly/USuV30lszEu . . . . . . . @naturesheartsuperfoods @pulsinandbeond @sukrinuk @bionaorganic @hollandandbarrett @veganlife_mag @metro.co.uk @plantbasedmag . . . . . #sundaymorning #healthyrecipes #plantbased #vegan #healthybreakfast #overnightoats #instafood #foodporn #healthyfoodporn #vegansofinstagram #foodiesofinstagram #yumyum #foodshare #foodpic #getinmybelly #rawvegan #eatplants #govegan #healthyanddelicious #lovefood #eatrealfood #cleaneatingdiet #glutenfreediet #veganism #plantbaseddiet
Add some #spirulina to your avocado pesto to boost it up! Shown here with courgette zoodles! http://ow.ly/CVO530lphRu . . . . . . @pulsinandbeond @naturesheartsuperfoods @veganuary @veganlife_mag @plantbasedmagazine . . . . . . #foodie #recipe #lowcarb #ketorecipes #weightlossrecipes #sharefood #veganbowl #veganism #freefrom #eatplants #weigthlossrecipes #weightlossmotivation #nutritiousanddelicious #healthyfoodmagazine #healthy #healthymeals #healthyfoodlover #whatsfordinner #whatveganseat #eattherainbow #eatvegan #foodporn #instafood #instafoodie #nomnom #yumyum #algae #Superfood
Green food! Get your #plantbased protein with this edamame bean miso quinoa soap. Miso gives this soup soup instant depth of flavour and a good dose of probiotics! http://ow.ly/EPMh30lpjdg . . . . . . . . . . @coconutmerchant @pulsinandbeond @veganuary @hollandandbarrett @plantbasedmagazine @veganlifemagazine . . . . . . #coconutoil #soyabeans #protein #veganprotein #vegan #healthy #weigthlossrecipes #foodie #soup #carbcycle #healthyfoodmagazine #healthyeat #quinoa #veganworldshare #veganlifestyle #vegangirl #vegansofig #veganrecipeblogger #vegano #veganfoodshare #vegansofinstagram #foodforthought #foodiegram #foodpic #foodshare #glutenfreefood #glutenfreediet #glutenfreefood #getinmybelly
This soup recipe is inspired by Moroccan spices! Spicy sweet potato bean soup. http://ow.ly/VnSs30lmP4A . . . . . . . . @veganuar @pulsinandbeond @naturesheartsuperfoods @veganlife_mag @plantbasednews @hollandandbarrett @coconutmerchant . . . . . . . #soup #healthyrecipeshare #veganrecipes #eattherainbow #eatplants #govegan #bestfood #bestofvegan #eattherainbow #eatvegan #veganworldshare #vegetarianrecipes #glutenfree #plantbaseddiet #fitfood #whatsfordinner #vegancommunity #vegansofig #vegansofinstagram #f52grams #realfood #highprotein #yumyum #healthyrecipe #foodphotographyv#foodshare #veganfoodpoint #letscookvegan #foodfortthought #instafood #foodporn
Matcha green tea is not just for drinking! Raw green tea oat bars with goji berries, chia and nuts. http://ow.ly/is9A30llrcL . . . . . . . . @coconutmerchant @naturesheartsuperfoods @pulsinandbeond @meridianfoods @healthyfoodmag @veganlife_mag @plantbasedmag . . . . . . . . #coconutoil #healthy #greentea #matcha #vegan #veganbowl #freefrom #crueltyfree #healthysnacks #eatrealfood #cleaneats #veganworldshare #veganfoodporn #veganfoodspot #weightlossrecipes #worldveganday #workoutmotivation #gains #protein #carbcycle #healthblogger #getinmybelly #recipe #vegansofinstagram #foodiefriday #foodiesofinstagram #nomnom #yumyum #eatplants #plantpower #cleaneats
%d bloggers like this: