Easy, yummy and healthy pea and mint zoodles

Easy, yummy and healthy pea and mint zoodles

Looking for a nutritious recipe to add to your repertoire? Try these easy, yummy and healthy pea and mint zoodles!

Mint and peas are a classic combination right? I love it too but don’t always have fresh mint on hand. I’ve just discovered Pickld spice blends and used their Mint Seasoning in my pea pesto. Not only does it add a beautiful subtle mint flavour to dishes, it’s also a blend of goodies for the gut including fermented and roasted lentils, chia seeds, dried mint, black pepper, mustard seeds, dried red chillies and tumeric.

So if you love a good pea and mint combo like me, give this easy recipe a try. It’s vegan and also high in protein, making it perfect for post training too!

Easy, yummy and healthy pea and mint zoodles

Pea and Mint Zoodles Recipe

Ingredients

Pea and Mint Pesto
  • 3/4 cup frozen peas
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/8 cup toasted pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons Pickld Mint Seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon nutritional yeast
  • 1⁄4 cup extra virgin olive oil (evoo)
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste
Pea and Mint Zoodle salad
  • 1 zucchini
  • Pea and Mint pesto (recipe above) – around 3 heaped tablespoons (add to your liking)
  • 4 mini tomatoes, washed and halved
  • 1 tablespoon toasted pine nuts
  • Handful of baby spinach leaves
  • 1⁄4 cup frozen peas

Method

  1. Firstly, in a small pan on low heat, lightly toast the pine nuts (1/8 cup plus 1 tablespoon) until just golden. Take off the heat and allow to cool. Set aside 1 tablespoon for the salad.
  2. Next, in a large pot of boiling water, cook 1 cup of frozen peas for 2-3 minutes. Drain, refresh in cold water and set aside 1⁄4 cup peas for the salad.
  3. Place the remaining 3/4 cup of peas in a food processor with the rest of the pesto ingredients including the 1/8 cup of toasted pine nuts, and blend until smooth or to a consistency of your preference. Season with sea salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Wash and dry the zucchini. Then use a spiraliser to make your zoodles.
  5. Place the zoodles in a bowl with a few heaped tablespoons of the pesto until coated well. Add more or less to your liking.
  6. Fold in all the other salad ingredients gently and viola, enjoy!

Serves warm immediately for 1 as a meal or great as a side dish.

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Pea and Mint Pesto

There should be leftover pea and mint pesto from this one serving of salad. It’s perfect to add flavour to any dish including a dollop on a buddha bowl, mixed in with roast vegetables, with added evoo to make a lighter fresh salad dressing, or as is, as a beautiful condiment to a yummy big veggie breakfast like the one below! Give it a try, hope you love it!

 

Easy, yummy and healthy pea and mint zoodles

 

 

*Disclaimer: Active + Nourished received a sample of the Pickld Mint Seasoning to review.

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