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Sweet Potato Noodles with Avo-Kale Pesto

Sweet Potato Noodles with Avo-Kale Pesto

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Description

I wanted to make a simple healthier alternative to pasta noodles and give a superfood boost to traditional pesto. After brainstorming and testing my recipe out a few times, I adjusted it to make it taste really good.

Inspiration: New Creation

Ingredients

  • 4    cups   kale leaves
  • 1/3    cup   pine nuts
  • 1/4    tsp   garlic powder
  • 1/2   tsp   salt
  • 1      juice of lemon
  • 1   small   avocado
  • 1/2    cup    olive oil
  • 1/2   cup   parmesan
  • 2    large   sweet potatoes
  • 1   tbsp   olive oil
  •       salt

 

 

Instructions

1. Toast pine nuts in pan over medium heat (about 5-7 minutes) and allow to cool.
2. Using spiralizer, spiralize sweet potatoes.
3. Toss sweet potatoes with 1-2 tablespoon olive oil, salt to taste, spread out on a cookie sheet and roast for 8-10 min at 425 degrees. Noodles should be tender, not soggy.
4. In food processor, combine toasted pine nuts, kale, garlic, salt, lemon juice, and avocado. While blending, slowly pour in olive oil. Stir in Parmesan cheese.
5. Toss sweet potato noodles with avo-kale pesto and enjoy!




About the Chef

Kelsey Deleshaw

Age: 14 – GA

Why is healthy cooking important to you?  Healthy cooking is very important to me because if I don't eat healthy foods on a regular basis I feel less energetic. I have a very busy schedule and healthy eating helps keep me going.

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