Kale and Basil Pesto Zoodles with Mushrooms

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Kale and Basil Pesto Zoodles with Mushrooms

  • Author: Mushroom Council
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 1x
  • Category: Gluten-Free, Main, Pasta, Vegetarian

Description

These zoodles are full of bold flavors and they are ideal for a light lunch or dinner. They can stand as a meal on their own, or serve them as a side with grilled fish or chicken.


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Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped kale leaves
  • ¼ cup lightly packed basil leaves
  • 8 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves chopped
  • 4 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • ½ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 8 ounces white button mushrooms, chopped
  • 3 medium zucchini (about 1 ½ pounds) cut into zoodles
  • Fine sea salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Place the kale, basil, and 4 tablespoons of olive oil in a small food processor or the cup of a single serving blender. Pulse in 10 second intervals until all ingredients are combined and the kale is finely chopped.
  2. Add 2 more tablespoons of olive oil, the garlic, 2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, and the ½ teaspoon of sea salt. Pulse in 10 second intervals until all ingredients are finely chopped and transform into a thick dressing.
  3. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and cook for 2 minutes, just until the being to soften. Add the zoodles and cook 2 to 3 minutes more, just until they begin to become tender.
  4. Pour in the pesto and cook for 1 more minute to heat all ingredients. Garnish with the remaining 2 tablespoons of Parmesan and season with any addition salt to taste before serving.

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