EASY VEGGIE-PACKED MEDITERRANEAN ZUCCHINI NOODLES WITH KALE WALNUT PESTO

easy veggie-packed mediterranean zucchini noodles with kale walnut pesto - an easy and delicious way to get tons of nutrition in one dish! // cait's plate

I got a spiralizer this past Christmas and am ashamed and embarrassed to say I ONLY just pulled it out!  However, the good news in all of this is that while it took me a while to actually pull it out, I actually have been braining storming recipes all these months.

easy veggie-packed mediterranean zucchini noodles with kale walnut pesto - an easy and delicious way to get tons of nutrition in one dish! // cait's plate

I had pretty high expectations for how amazing spiralized veggie noodles would be and I’m happy to say that they absolutely did not disappoint.

easy veggie-packed mediterranean zucchini noodles with kale walnut pesto - an easy and delicious way to get tons of nutrition in one dish! // cait's plate

I chose to sauté mine in a pan which made this entire dish come together in minutes (another plus in my book).

easy veggie-packed mediterranean zucchini noodles with kale walnut pesto - an easy and delicious way to get tons of nutrition in one dish! // cait's plate

I also decided to add my 5-minute kale walnut pesto to go along with it – but truthfully it would probably be amazing even without it.

easy veggie-packed mediterranean zucchini noodles with kale walnut pesto - an easy and delicious way to get tons of nutrition in one dish! // cait's plate

I also chose to top it all off with feta cheese which is definitely NOT optional 😉  Just kidding – you can omit it if you want but it’s really, really good so I wouldn’t recommend it.

EASY VEGGIE-PACKED MEDITERRANEAN ZUCCHINI NOODLES WITH KALE WALNUT PESTO

Serving Size: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchinis
  • 1/2 pint cherry tomatoes, washed and halved
  • 1/4 white onion, diced
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 1 cup chickpeas
  • 1-2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Optional topping 5-minute kale walnut pesto

Instructions

  1. Wash both zucchini thoroughly and cut off ends of both
  2. Using a spiralizer I have a Paderno, spiralize each zucchini
  3. In a large saute pan add 1-2 tablespoons extra olive oil, diced onion and diced garlic over medium heat until just soft. Add halved cherry tomatoes sauteing until just soft.
  4. Finally add zucchini to the pan sauteing for about 5 minutes so they're soft but still firm.
  5. Add chickpeas to the pan and toss all together before moving into a separate bowl.
  6. Top with 5-minute kale walnut pesto and feta cheese and serve.
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