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Keto Recipes: Creamy Pesto Courgetti Pasta

This delicious lunch recipe helps you cut the carbs by substituting traditional pasta noodles with healthy courgette noodles, or 'courgetti'.

If you haven’t yet got into spiralizing, it’s never too late to start. Your meals can get an instant nutrition boost with this simple substitute. If you don’t want to commit to buying a spiralizer right away, most supermarkets now sell pre-spiralized courgette or butternut squash. Either will work fine for this recipe.

Serves 2


  • 1 avocado

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • ½ cup water

  • ½ cup fresh basil

  • sea salt and black pepper to taste

  • 1 garlic clove

  • 2 large courgettes

  • 220g cooked chicken breast, chopped


  1. Add the avocado, olive oil, water, basil, sea salt, black pepper, and garlic to a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth and set to the side.

  2. Next, spiralize the courgettes. If you don’t have a spiralizer, make long thick noodles using a vegetable peeler. Drain the noodles of excess water by patting them dry with a clean paper towel.

  3. Heat a little coconut oil in a frying pan and shallow fry noodles for 2-3 minutes, until slightly softened. Add the noodles to a serving bowl. Top with cooked chicken breast.

  4. Mix with the avocado cream sauce and toss before serving.

Nutritional Value (per serving)

  • Fat: 26g

  • Net Carbs: 6g

  • Protein: 18g

  • Total Calories: 339 Calories

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