Introducing: zucchini noodles. You'll want to get familiar with these. For this recipe, you'll prepare them with basil, pesto, garlic, and olive oil. It's not a healthy alternative; it's its own thing. The Zoodle has arrived.
2 cups packed basil 2 cups packed baby kale 1/4 cup walnuts 1 garlic clove 1/2 tsp coarse salt 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1/4 cup grated Pecorino cheese 4 medium zucchini, cut on a spiral slicer Black pepper, to taste Grated lemon zest, to taste
1. In a food processor, pulse basil, baby kale, walnuts, garlic, coarse salt, and red pepper flakes. Slowly, add in extra-virgin olive oil until combined.
2. Turn off food processor and stir Pecorino cheese into pesto. Transfer to a bowl or plate.
3. Toss pesto with raw zucchini noodles.
4. Season with pepper; top with lemon zest.
5. Serve and enjoy!
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