Zoodle salad with peanut-coriander pesto

a fresh green bowl for warm summer days

A green, refreshing bowl of zoodle salad, a.k.a. courgetti, with bright green pesto and fresh green toppings
Goal muscle_building
Total time 20 mins
Difficulty Easy
Nutritional value (per portion)
kcal 506
Protein 23 g
Fat 33 g
CARBOHYDRATES 21 g
Ingredients …

1 Person

You will need

1.
For the pesto:
30 g coriander leaves (cilantro)
2 tsp oil (e.g. coconut oil)
1 clove garlic
1 tsp soy sauce
juice of 1/2 lemon
salt, pepper

2.
For the zoodle salad:
30 g sugar snap peas (mangetout)
300 g zucchini (courgette)
40 g edamame (fresh soybeans)
30 g arugula (rocket)

3.
Toppings:
0.5 spring onion, sliced thin
5 g toasted walnuts
watercress, lemon juice, salt, pepper

Zoodle salad with peanut-coriander pesto

a fresh green bowl for warm summer days

By: Anne-Sophie Hoffman
When you hear “pasta with pesto,” you probably think of bog-standard restaurant fare. That, or the thing you whip up when you just can’t figure out what else to cook. Right? We dare to think differently. When we think of noodles and pesto, our minds wander to this light and totally different zoodle salad (a.k.a. courgetti) with a Thai-inspired coriander and peanut pesto. Have we got your attention yet? We don’t know about you, but we can’t think of much better than a refreshing noodle salad for the early days of spring and summer. And we just love the color green so much that Anne-Sophie from our Test Kitchen whipped out her spiralizer and magicked us a delicious, simple, and vegan recipe. The noodles are made of zucchini. Homemade pesto is such a natural pepper-upper, and when you make it with coriander, lemon, and peanut butter, you’ve got something so different and so irresistible, you’ll not only win yourself over, but anyone else you choose to share the joy with. Make it your new go-to summer recipe: for a light meal, as a side dish for picnics or barbecues, or any other time you’re in the mood! Turn your friends green with envy!

Preparation

  • Ingredients:
    1 tbsp Peanut Butter, 30 g coriander leaves, 1 clove garlic, 1 tsp soy sauce, juice of 1/2 lemon, salt, pepper
    Put all the ingredients for the pesto into a bowl. Use a stick blender to puree. If you like your pesto extra smooth, add a splash of water.
  • Ingredients:
    30 g sugar snap peas (mangetout)
    Boil a pot of salted water. Blanch the snap peas (mangetout) in the water for about 3 minutes.
  • Ingredients:
    300 g zucchini (courgette)
    Spiralize the zucchini into zoodles with a spiralizer. If you don't have one, you can also use a peeler to get the same effect.
  • Ingredients:
    2 tsp oil
    Put the oil into a pan over medium heat. Add the zoodles and heat for 2-3 minutes, stirring regularly.
  • Ingredients:
    40 g edamame,
    Now add the edamame to the pan. Cook with the zoodles until the edamame start to get a bit more color.
  • Ingredients:
    5 g Protein Flakes, 5 g walnuts
    Meanwhile, chop the walnuts. Put the chopped nuts and Protein Flakes into a dry pan over medium heat. Toast until they are crispy.
  • Cut the peas (mangetout) into pieces.
  • Stir ¾ of the coriander pesto into the zoodle salad with the edamame. Stir to mix.
  • Ingredients:
    30 g arugula (rocket)
    Put the zoodle salad into a bowl. Garnish with the arugula and the peas.
  • Ingredients:
    0.5  spring onion, watercress, salt, pepper
    Garnish your zoodle salad with Protein Flakes, walnuts, spring onions, and watercress to your liking. Drizzle the rest of the pesto over the zoodle salad. Finish with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
  • Enjoy!

Which vegetables can I use for my zoodle salad?

The sky's the limit! Try it with carrots, sweet potatoes, or beetroot, just to name a few. You can make courgetti from a huge number of different vegetables! And if you mix a few kinds of veg at once, you'll have a gorgeous rainbow effect for your courgetti salad. Don't stop with this pesto dish, though. Try it in your old classic, spag bol, to impress any friends who eat lower-carb, gluten-free, or are just up for new flavors! We have a vegan recipe for zoodles with lentil bolognese you won't want to miss.
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