Carrot Noodles with Pesto

Carrot Noodles & Pesto1

I received a spiraliser for a Christmas gift a couple of years ago and it is one of my favourite kitchen gadgets.  It’s a great way for incorporating vegetables into your dish and I often have a spiralised courgette, sweet potato or carrots instead of pasta, noodles or rice.

If you don’t have a spiraliser you can still make this recipe using a ‘Y’ peeler, the ‘noodles’ will be thinner but it will still be a great dish.

I use homemade pesto (recipe here and here) as I’ve normally got some in the fridge but you can use store bought pesto too.

Carrot Noodles & Pesto

Serves 1 as a main or 2 as a side dish

Ingredients

-2 carrots, tops removed, peeled and spiralised

-1 – 1 1/2 Tbsp. pesto

-handful of baby spinach leaves

-1/2 red pepper, roasted (optional)

-2 medium tomatoes, roasted (optional)

How To Make

In a large bowl combine the carrot noodles and the pesto.  The best way is to mix with your hands to evenly distribute the pesto.

Place the spinach leaves on a plate or in a serving bowl, top with the pesto carrot noodles and then add the pepper and tomatoes if using.

Serve immediately.

Enjoy 🙂

 

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2 thoughts on “Carrot Noodles with Pesto

  1. Loving your blog and your gorgeous recipes, very inspiring. Bravo!

    2 questions for you Beccy

    1. Do you not need blanch the carrots to soften them?

    2. I’ve been meaning to get a spiralizer for a while… Any suggestions as to a good one?

    • Hi Abigail,

      Lovely to hear your feedback on my recipes, delighted you like them!

      I normally don’t blanch any veg I’ve spiralised, however, if I’m having spiralised sweet potato or carrot with a warm sauce (ie bolognese) I add the spiralised veg to the sauce just before serving to warm them through.

      I got my spiraliser from amazon, it’s the Spiralite Vegetable Spiraliser, I’ve had it for a couple of years and use it weekly and it’s lasted well!

      Hope this helps.
      x

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