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Zucchini with pesto

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Gluten Free Diet

    Excludes foods containing gluten, such as wheat, barley, rye and their by-products.

  • Egg Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to this food.

  • Nuts Free Diet

    It is usually followed when someone is allergic to nuts.

Zucchini with pesto

Method

For the pesto

  • Add all the ingredients (except of the parmesan) in the food processor. Blend until the mixture resembles a thick pulp.
  • Add the parmesan and beat a little more.
  • Check if the sauce. If it needs anything, add it.

For the zucchini

  • Cut the zucchini into thin strips like pasta or first into slices using the Mandolin and then, cut them into small sticks, like spaghetti, using a knife.
  • Mix the zucchini with the salt and place them over a strainer for 10 minutes.
  • Rinse them well with water and drain.
  • Transfer the zucchini strands to a bowl and mix them with the olive oil.
  • Add the pesto and mix carefully so that the zucchini sticks don’t break.
  • Divide the zucchini into 4 bowls.

To serve

  • Slice the tomato into 4 pieces. Remove seeds and cut it into cubes.
  • Garnish each bowl with the tomato, grated parmesan and pine nut. Add salt and pepper.
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Nutritional
Chart

Nutrition information per portion

492
Calories (kcal)
25 %

Calories

Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

48.0
Total Fat (g)
69 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

9.2
Saturated Fat (g)
46 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

3.0
Total Carbs (g)
1 %

Carbohydrates

The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

2.0
Sugars (g)
2 %

Sugars

Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

11.0
Protein (g)
22 %

Protein

It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

2.1
Fibre (g)
8 %

Fibers

They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

0.95
Sodium (g)
16 %

Salt

A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo 917a1b6ba55874b5d139866e10c236ccff8cbaa226cb4c05ba54efca0b20cc63

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