Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Salmon and Avocado

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Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Salmon and Avocado

All of a sudden, we turned the corner and it’s consistently in the 70s! I’m LOVING this weather, and all I want is easy dishes to make this summer.

My favorite way to spiralize in the summertime is make a pesto noodle dish – just toss zucchini noodles with pesto and add whatever else you want into the bowl!

This version uses salmon (you could grill it if it’s the summertime!), avocado (more healthy fats!), and tomatoes (hopefully some fresh summer cherry tomatoes!)

Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Salmon and Avocado

It’s super simple but so satisfying and takes very little effort – especially if you have a jarred pesto you already love. I have frozen pesto from the summertime when I make it fresh, so I love defrosting it and using it for these zucchini noodle dishes!

Memorial Day seems like it’s right around the corner – I can’t believe it’s in less than 3 weeks. Where is time going?! I have so much I need to do this month! Anyone feel like time is flying by this year especially? Or is it just because every year it goes faster and faster because you’re older? Hmph.

Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Salmon and Avocado

Luca loves salmon, so I’ve been trying to build it more into our diets – he LOVED the Lemon-Dijon Salmon with Brussels Sprouts Latkes from the new cookbook! To see what I’m cooking each night from the new cookbook, follow me on Instagram!

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Nutritional Information & Recipe

Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Salmon and Avocado

Yields 1

5 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

15 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 4oz skinless wild salmon
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tablespoon pesto
  • 1 large zucchini, Blade D, noodles trimmed
  • 1/4 avocado, sliced
  • 3 cherry tomatoes, halved

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Lay out the salmon on the parchment paper and season with salt and pepper. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until salmon flakes and is cooked through and opaque.
  2. Meanwhile, toss the pesto with the zucchini noodles until noodles are coated. Put the noodles in a pasta bowl and top with avocado, tomatoes, and salmon. Serve.
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Eric Berg says:
One medium zucchini contains only 3 grams of sugar and has numerous benefits among: being a high source of antioxidants and vitamin C; possessing anti-inflammatory properties that contribute to the improvement of your cardiovascular health; being a great source of potassium and vitamin B6; improving digestion and controlling diabetes. This Pinterest site https://goo.gl/XCQSnw?ericberg also provides valuable information about this and other related topics.
Anonymous says:
I made this recipe with a new twist....made the zucchini noodles hot. I salted the noodles to remove excess moisture. Heated a pan with a table spoon of olive oil and shallots for 2 minutes. Added the zucchini noodles and cooked for 3 min. Once noodles firmed up, added the pesto ...and voila. dish is now a hot version for the winter/ fall :-)

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