Tuesday, 29 September 2015

KALE PESTO ZOODLES WITH PRAWNS

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KALE PESTO ZOODLES WITH PRAWNS

Kale is a superfood & a nutrition packed alternative to traditional basil pesto. It tastes fresh & herby with a kick, a great topping on toast, pizza, poultry, seafood or even tossed with pasta. Using a food processor, fresh ingredients, & only 5 mins & presto you have pesto!

If you've never tried zoodles, this recipe will definitely turn you into an addict. Zucchini has a mild flavour so it easily soaks up any sauce you add to it. In this case, the zesty kale pesto on zoodles with meaty prawns is a match made in food heaven. When you're looking to lighten up your diet, zucchini noodles can be a great alternative to pasta.


INGREDIENTS

KALE PESTO

2 cups kale leaves
1/4 cup mix walnuts & pecans
1/2 cup basil
1/2 cup parsley
3 cloves garlic
1/2 lemon
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp parmesan cheese (optional)
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp sea salt

ZOODLES WITH PRAWNS

6 tiger prawns
1 large zucchini
2 tbsp kale pesto
1 tsp freshly grated parmesan cheese
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp sea salt


METHOD

Using a food processor (do not use blender) add kale leaves, walnuts, pecans, basil, parsley, olive oil, black pepper, & sea salt. Squeeze lemon juice into the food processor to keep the bright green color.

Kale pesto can be stored in a sealed jar for up to two weeks or even in the freezer.

Using a spiralizer (available at Kitchen Stuff Plus) create zucchini noodles.

In a saute pan, add prawns, kale pesto, & toss in zucchini noodles. Only cook for 1-2 mins.

Top with parmesan, black pepper, & sea salt & enjoy.


XO 
Kiran & THE BLANK PLATE

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