Raw Spirulina Zoodles with Avocado-Basil Pesto

JULY 14, 2020

Have you ever wondered how to integrated Spirulina into your diet?

I have for a super long time, to be honest with you. My purchased green Spirulina algae was sitting in my kitchen for months until I touched it for the first time. I'm not a big fan of any flavor connected to the sea, I have to add at this point. I have tried everything but neither raw nor fried, I just can't "befriend" sea-foods! 

From a nutrient-balance point of view, it is super important though to integrate fish into your diet. Therefore, I recently started to experiment with spirulina and hey, I think we may become friends after all. In this recipe I added the green seaweed powder to raw zucchini, combined it with a raw and super healthy basil-avocado pesto and topped it on a loaf of bread. You wonder how the mix tastes? - Try it for yourself. I am in love! :)

What you need to make Spirulina Zoodles with Avocado-Basil Pesto 


Spirulina

For the zoodles you definitely need Spirulina. I purchase my organic Spirulina powder either from a company called BioFeel  or from Seven Hills Organic over Amazon..  Take a look if you are interested. 

Zoodle Maker

My zoodle makers were actually gifts from my mom. She had two gadgets at home and told me: "Karo I actually never use these things - take them. They steel my shelf space!" :) So unless you have a mom who also has zoodle makers she never uses, I recommend you to go with the following options: Mini Zoodle Maker  (my fist one is identical to this one but yellow) or larger Vegetable Cutter. Depending on the size of your veggie, the second gadget can really come in handy. Beetroots are a good example. With the small one, it's nearly impossible to make nice long veggie noodles. 

Food Processor

My food processor is from Ninja. I bought this set over a year ago and so far it has accompanied my cooking sessions highly reliable. If you make a lot of pestos and hummus, and nut creams, I personally think, a food processor is a great investment. However, don't buy the gadget solely for the purpose of this recipe. A hand blender may do the job as well. 

How to make Raw Spirulina-Zoodles with Avocado-Basil Pesto

Everything in this recipe is super easy to by itself, I promise. The avocado pesto is an easy "throw everything in the mixer, mix & ready" recipe and the zoodles just have to be prepped, topped with spirulina, cucumber and sesame crunch, et voila - done as well!

Last but not least the egg and the bread: I like to fry my eggs in olive oil and spring onions to add not only a hearty flavor but also a slight taste of caramelized green to the mix. And for the bread, I highly recommend my whole grain bread recipe

More recipes connected to this post

1. My favorite Whole Grain Bread

2. Fibre- and Protein loaded Spirulina Hummus

3. Deliciously green Spirulina Tortillas

Share your love with me!

Buen provecho! I hope you enjoy this delicious raw plant-based recipe. Let me know in the comment below if you try it or share your healthy food story with my through social on Bakd&Raw.. 

xx, Karo

Raw Spirulina Zoodles with Avocado-Basil Pesto
2 SERVINGS PREP TIME : 30 min COOK/REST TIME : 10 min
If you are into eating clean and green, this is your recipe. Spirulina Zoodles with Avocado-Basil Pesto, fried egg, Microgreens, and spicy sesame crunch topped on a slice of whole-grain bread. And by the way, you can also omit the bread if you want to go "all green".
INGREDIENTS PREPARATION
INGREDIENTS :
    • RAW SPIRULINA ZOODLES :
    • -  
      1 zucchini
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      1/2 Tsp Spirulina Powder
    • -  
      1 Tsp sesame seeds
    • -  
      30g cucumber (cut into small dice)
    • AVOCADO-BASIL PESTO :
    • -  
      1 ripe avocado
    • -  
      1 bunch basil (ca. 13g)
    • -  
      20g pine nuts
    • -  
      2 Tbsp olive oil
    • -  
      100g carrots
    • -  
      Juice from 1/2 lemon
    • -  
      2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
    • -  
      Spices: salt, pepper, chili flakes
    • SPRING ONION FRIED EGG :
    • -  
      1 egg
    • -  
      1 spring onion
    • -  
      Olive oil to fry
    • -  
      Spices: salt, pepper, chili flakes
PREPARATION :
  1. For the Spirulina Zoodles, take your Zoodle maker and slice the zucchini into zucchini spaghettis. Then add them to a bowl.
  2. Thereafter, add the green Spirulina powder, the cucumber dice and your sesame seeds.
  3. For the raw avocado pesto, combine all ingredients in your food processor and mix until smooth. (2-3 minutes)
  4. In this recipe, I took a slice of my favorite wholegrain bread, topped it with pesto, added the zoodles and finished everything off with a fried egg, additional chili flakes, pepper, Microgreens (cress) and a pinch of sesame seeds.
  5. Optional: I also like to add a tiny bit of curd and balsamic vinegar to the bread but this is completely optional.

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