Hello Mamas! We are here with another installation of “quick and easy meals that are also healthy”! Today we bring you a nut-free and dairy-free avocado pesto. This simple pesto sauce whips up in seconds and really adds an earthy flavor and creamy texture to zoodles. Add some garden fresh tomatoes on top with optional mozzarella cheese bits and you have the most simple and delicious meal!
I love pesto, but it is tricky with so much of the sauce containing nuts. It’s not fair that families with nut allergies are not able to enjoy this delicious spread! So I went searching for some alternatives and pieced together this delicious avocado pesto. Garlic-y, basil-y, creamy, salty, lemon-y….lot’s of great characteristics for a pasta sauce, if you ask me.
I topped some warm zoodles with a spoonful and evenly coated them. And on top, I added a few fresh cherry tomatoes that are hanging on in the garden after some chilly weather, and I ripped apart some mozzarella cheese because…why not! For my more picky eaters, I substituted the zoodles for organic whole-grain rotini and they loved it just as much.
I hope you enjoy this quick meal as much as my family did!
Claire and the Mamas at Mama Jess
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