November 09, 2015

Spiralizing is an awesome and entertaining way to get fresh fruits and vegetables into your diet without incorporating complicated and calorie-heavy ingredients. Anything that gets you excited about cooking is worth some buzz, and we have some "in-spiralizing" ideas to get you started on this spiral sensation!

Spiralized Beet and Butternut Squash Noodles with Parsley Pesto

1 medium beet, peeled1 medium golden beet, peeled1 butternut squash, peeled1 tablespoon, plus 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided½ cup italian parsley3/8 teaspoon kosher salt½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepperZest of 1 lemon1 ounce feta cheese, crumbled

1. Spiralize beets and the neck of the butternut squash (reserve the bottom hollow section for another use).

2. Combine vegetables and a small amount of water in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute or until tender and drain beets and squash noodles on a paper towel.

3. In a blender or mini food processor, combine parsley, 1 tablespoon olive oil, salt, pepper, and lemon zest. Blend until smooth.

4. Gently toss spiralized vegetables in pesto and sprinkle with feta.

Serves 4CALORIES 114; FAT 7.3g (sat 1.9g, mono 4.5g, poly 0.7g); PROTEIN 2g; CARB 11g; FIBER 3g; CHOL 6mg; IRON 1mg; SODIUM 309mg; CALC 62mg

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