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Courgetti Spaghetti, Grapefruit and a Brazil Nut, Coriander and Lemon Pesto

Courgette/Zucchini noodles are seriously becoming the biggest craze and I absolutely love them not only because they taste so good, but that it’s actually rather fun to spiralize them!  Even Nestor, my youngest, always wants a go and I always love to find new ways to get the kids involved in the kitchen!

Courgettes are incredibly low calorie with approximately just 17 calories in a 100 grams! They have immense anti-oxidant value which, as we know, means fantastic things for your body and overall health. Although they contain a great range of vitamins and minerals, potassium is one of the best components contained within and is found in abundance! This means that your heart will really feel the benefit when you include courgettes in your diet frequently. Adding grapefruits into this recipe also means amazing things for your heart as they are a tasty source of potassium too! Grapefruit also boasts a healthy dose of vitamin A which has many essential functions in the body.

Getting an adequate amount of essential fats in your diet is important for maintaining your health and can also aid weight loss. Brazil nuts are a great source of this kind of fat and eating even a small amount of them can provide huge benefits. Some people choose not to eat nuts because of the high calorie count but in moderation this is not something that you need to worry about!courgetti_spaghettiTo make enough for four people, find the following ingredients:

2 large courgettes
2 grapefruits, peeled and in segments
1 cup brazil nuts
1/4 tsp. sea salt
3 Tbsp. of water
1/2 cup basil
1/2 cup of coriander
2 Tbsp. of olive oil
1/2 lemon, squeezed
1 small garlic clove

So let’s get started making your spaghetti! Using a spiralizer or mandolin, create spaghetti like ribbons and then put them to one side. Next, in your food processor, combine the brazil nuts, sea salt, water, basil, coriander, olive oil, lemon and garlic to create the pesto. If necessary then you can add more water if you like to make your pesto smoother. You can then thoroughly mix the pesto into the courgette noodles and top with the grapefruit segments after serving into bowls.

16 comments

  1. This is my go to dish when I crave comfort food and need something fast. My home made pesto is alwasy in fridge so making this dish is literally super fast. I love that it is becoming a craze – healthy food is actually cool! Who’d have dreamt it?

  2. Somehow I always end up on your page right before lunch and my stomach just starts growling! Definitely trying this recipe with the meatless chia mushrooms. Looks so delicious!

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