Vegetable noodles with yellow tomatoes
( SERVES 2 )
Photo by Jan Bilton
Use store-prepared pesto if you wish, thinning it with lemon juice. Spiralisers — gadgets that transform vegetables into noodles or slices — are available from most kitchenware stores.
|3 Tbsp||Olive oil|
|2 cups||Baby spinach|
|½ cup||Flat-leaf parsley, leaves only, chopped|
|2 cloves||Garlic, crushed|
|2 Tbsp||Capers, rinsed|
|1 Tbsp||Lemon zest, grated|
|1 Tbsp||Lemon juice|
- To prepare the pesto, heat the oil in a non-stick frying pan. Add the remaining pesto ingredients, season with flaky sea salt and freshly ground black pepper and heat until the greens are wilted. Place in a blender and process until smooth. This can be prepared ahead and refrigerated. Warm slightly before using.
- To prepare the noodles, spiralise or julienne the courgettes. Heat the oil and stir in the courgette noodles, cooking until crisp-tender. Season with salt and pepper to taste and combine lightly with 2-3 tablespoons of the pesto.
- Meanwhile, fry the tomatoes in oil until just softened. Season.
- Place the noodles in two shallow bowls. Top with the tomatoes. Great garnished with shaved parmesan and marigold leaves. Any remaining pesto can be served on the side.
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