Mint Pesto Zucchini Pasta with Goat Cheese and $75 Wild Mint Shop Giveaway!

Mint Pesto Zucchini Pasta with Goat Cheese

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m bad about washing my produce. If I rinse an apple before biting down, it’s a special occasion. I’m usually in such a rush, pacing around my kitchen like a mad woman, rummaging through my chaotic pantry and running downstairs to purchase something last minute.

Actually, whenever Lu asks me to grab him a piece of fruit from the fridge, he always goes “Rinse it first!” because he knows I most likely won’t.

When the founder of the Wild Mint Shop, Hannah, reached out to me, I knew it was a sign that it was about time I incorporated some non-toxic cleaning products into my kitchen.

Mint Pesto Zucchini Pasta with Goat Cheese

Before I get into it, first, let’s talk about how small of a world it is. Hannah isn’t just a random business owner – I went to Wake Forest University with her! Even though I hadn’t talked to her since college, it was such a nice message to get from a young entrepreneur like myself (we both graduated 2009), passionate about healthy, clean living.

Of course, I knew I wanted to collaborate with her and bring Wild Mint Shop in front of you guys – it’s totally up our alley! Here’s their mission statement:

Wild Mint, we are dedicated to providing the best non-toxic and eco-friendly products to help you build a healthier lifestyle and environment. We are continually learning, growing, and making sure we are as up-to-date as possible on research about harmful chemicals, new products, and green practices. We want to make change easier and hope to portray that no matter how big or small the changes you make in your life are, you are making a difference!

That’s a mission I can support. Hannah has so many great resources on the site, such as information about the types of toxic chemicalstips and tricks on how to avoid said chemicals, and even some simple, healthy recipes.

Mint Pesto Zucchini Pasta with Goat Cheese

Actually, Hannah sent me some of her produce wash to use and I’ve been using it nonstop. It’s got a clean scent and it seems to rinse off the residue on veggies better than just using water – I tried it on my collard greens from the farmer’s market and it got all the dirt off quickly and easily.

If you’d like to purchase the Better Life brand produce wash that I now use, click here. At the bottom of this post, you’ll see that Wild Mint’s offering Inspiralized readers a 10% off discount code, so use it!

Mint Pesto Zucchini Pasta with Goat Cheese

Most importantly, I used it to wash off my zucchinis for this delicious mint pesto pasta recipe. After more requests for summer-friendly cold pasta dishes, I’ve really been working on easy, no-sweat-required recipes that are full of fresh flavor. Plus, everything tastes better with creamy, soft, fluffy goat cheese.

So, thanks to Hannah for reaching out and introducing me to a site full of non-toxic products I can incorporate into my hectic everyday and sleep a little more soundly. As for all of you, enter to win a $75 giveaway to Wild Mint Shop and support my friend and fellow young business woman!

Mint Pesto Zucchini Pasta with Goat Cheese

Not sure what to get? Hannah recommends:

Wild Mint Exclusive Discount Code

As if offering Inspiralized readers a $75 gift card wasn’t enough, Hannah from Wild Mint Shop is also offering us an exclusive discount code – 10% off! Enter “ALI” as a promotional code on checkout to redeem the discount.

Enter the Wild Mint Shop Giveaway

This giveaway is only open to US addresses only. The giveaway ends at 11:59 EST on June 19, 2014. Good luck!

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Mint Pesto Zucchini Pasta with Goat Cheese

Nutritional Information and Recipe

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Serves 1

Mint Pesto Zucchini Pasta with Goat Cheese

15 minPrep Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchinis, Blade C
  • ½ cup snow peas
  • 1/2 cup diced scallions
  • ¼ cup crumbled goat cheese (2-3oz)
  • For the pesto:
  • 2 tablespoon minced mint leaves
  • 1/2 small avocado, peeled, insides cubed
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • zest of 1 small lemon
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons slivered blanched almonds
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Place all of the ingredients for the pesto into a food processor and pulse until creamy. Taste and adjust, if necessary.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, place in the zucchini noodles, snap peas and scallions. Pour the dressing over the mixture and toss to combine thoroughly.
  3. Divide the noodle mixture into two bowls and top each equally with goat cheese.
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Comments

  1. Probably something from Bath and Body. Thanks for a fun giveaway!

  2. This looks amazing!!! And I think we all need a good reminder to get better about washing our produce…

  3. Thanks for the info on Wild Mint! I definitely need some glass food storage containers! And Ali, where did you find those adorable lemon & lime salt & pepper shakers?

  4. I’d check out the bug repellent since I have a baby and don’t want to put the nasty chemicals on her!

  5. A LunchBot! It reminds me of my favorite childhood thermos. Plus, it would be great to bring healthy soup to work.

  6. Looks good! Can’t wait to make it.

  7. Amie Nixdorf :

    Looks good! I will be trying this next week

  8. This recipe looks yummy, I’d like to try it with my spiralizer. I’d start replacing my plastic with earth friendly kitchen dishes, ie plastic bottles, containers etc.

  9. I would love a pair of the minty green glass earrings.

  10. reusable snack bags for sure! I’ve been wanting some for awhile now!

  11. I’d get some sippy cups for my baby girl and natural sunscreen and bug repellent! Thanks for the opportunity!

  12. Anything for cleaning, or produce wash. I need things that don’t have strong chemical scents.

  13. I definitely need some new storage containers

  14. Undoubtable, I would buy new cookie sheets/baking trays. All of mine are chipped and I think that means they are now carcinogenic. Eeek.

  15. Jessica DeMay :

    I would buy the produce wash. I’m so bad about just rinsing it quickly. I need to take more time washing it. I also love the glass food containers and reusable plastic bags!!

  16. A new lunch bag, a set of stainless steel straws and a cleaning brush, some Better Life cleaning products because I love them, and if there’s any money left over some glass containers.

  17. Produce wash sounds fun to try!

  18. Bonnie Esterow :

    Recipe sounds yummy, I love goat cheese!
    Wild Mint has SOOO many great things… Love the coffee sleeves, wine slippers & charms, cleaner for my fruits & veggies (especially since I got inspiralized!) and the silicone hot handle holder !!

  19. Can’t wait to make this recipe. Thanks for the 10% off at Wild Mint…I want to get the sunscreen.

  20. I like all the glass storage containers!

  21. Maybe the kid veggie crayons. Looks green and fun for little hands.

  22. Michelle Davis :

    Do you not cook the zucchini & peas?

  23. love your mint pesto idea. I would want sunscreen

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