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Bryan Bariatric Advantage
Bryan West Campus
2300 S. 16th St.
Lincoln, NE 68502
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Avocado Pesto Zoodles

Want some extra nutrition and fiber in your life? Try this recipe!


  • 2-3 medium sized zucchinis, cleaned, not peeled
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, packed
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 2 T extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
  • Parmesan cheese, shredded, to taste


  1. Use spiralizer to create zoodles (zucchini noodles) OR cut into short, thin strips. Set aside on paper towel to soak up excess water.
  2. In a food processor, add avocado, basil leaves, garlic, walnuts, lemon juice and sea salt – pulse until finely chopped. Add olive oil slowly and process until creamy.
  3. Drizzle additional olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat then add zoodles. Cook for 1-2 mins until tender. Don't overcook! 
  4. Add zoodles to a large bowl and toss with avocado pesto.
  5. Season with pepper and a little parmesan to taste!

Serves 5; Calories: 180; Total Fat: 16g; Total Carbs: 8g; Protein: 4g; Fiber: 8-10g

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