70+ Best Easy Vegetarian Recipes
Get healthy meal inspiration with these easy, vegetarian recipes! Choose from comforting soups, protein filled dinners, hearty breakfast ideas and everything in between. What to make first? Give this zucchini noodle caprese a try!
Servings: 5 servings
- 4 medium zucchini
- 8 ounces cherry tomatoes
- 8 ounces small balls of buffalo mozzarella in water
- 2 tbsp raw pine nuts plus extra for garnish
- 1/4 cup raw cashews
- 1 cup packed basil leaves
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- black pepper to taste
- toasted pine nuts
- fresh basil leaves
Toast the pine nuts in a skillet on medium low heat for 5 minutes. Then add them to a food processor.
Toast the cashews in the same skillet for 10 minutes, tossing gently. Then transfer to your food processor.
Add the the remaining pesto ingredients into your food processor except the olive oil. Pulse until everything is mixed, then slowly pour in the olive oil with the food processor on. Keep blending until the pesto is smooth and creamy. Set aside.
Use a spiralizer to create zucchini noodles, then add them to a large bowl.
Slice your tomatoes in half and place into the bowl with the zucchini noodles. Slice the mozzarella balls in half and add to the bow.
Using a spoon or spatula, remove all of the pesto from the food processor and add to the bowl. Mix all of the ingredients together until well combined, and serve!
Calories: 352kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 34mg | Sodium: 320mg | Potassium: 618mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2125IU | Vitamin C: 40mg | Calcium: 1055mg | Iron: 2mg