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Green Goddess Zucchini Pasta with Fried Halloumi.

A fresh green pasta with zucchini noodles and heavy, heavy Greek flavors. 
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Greek, Italian, Mediterranean
Keyword: halloumi, pasta, zucchini noodles
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 441kcal
Author: halfbakedharvest

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound spaghetti or use gluten free if needed OR more zucchini "noodles"
  • 2-3 zucchini spiralized using a veggie spiralizer*
  • 1/4 cup tahini sesame seed paste
  • 1-2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 of an avocado or 1 small avocado
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons roasted pistachios
  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint
  • 1 jalapeno seeded
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan or 1/4 cup nutritional yeast if vegan
  • salt + pepper to taste
  • 8 ounces halloumi cheese sliced (omit if vegan)
  • 1/4 cup toasted pistachios + sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Boil the pasta according to package directions. Just before draining, reserve a cup of the pasta cooking water. Drain the pasta and add to a bowl with the spiralized zucchini.
  • In a food processor or high powered blender, combine the tahini, garlic, avocado, lemon juice, pistachios, basil, mint, jalapeno and olive oil. Blend until you have a pesto like sauce, adding more olive oil if needed to thin. Add the parmesan and season with salt + pepper.
  • Pour the avocado pesto sauce over the hot pasta + zucchini. Toss well to combine, thin the sauce with pasta cooking water if needed.
  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add a drizzle of olive oil. Once hot, add the Halloumi slices and cook for 1-2 minutes per side or until lightly golden. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  • Divide the warm pasta among bowls or plates. Top with the halloumi cheese, tomatoes and seeds. EAT!

Notes

*If you do not have a spiralizer just thinly slice the zucchini into matchsticks.

Nutrition

Calories: 441kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 47g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 521mg | Potassium: 750mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 945IU | Vitamin C: 31.5mg | Calcium: 748mg | Iron: 3mg