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Raw Butternut Squash Pesto Pasta (Vegan)

Raw Butternut Squash Pesto Pasta

Treat yourself to this yummy delectable raw butternut squash pesto pasta dish, which is lip-smacking good and healthy too! Butternut squash is a winter vegetable known to have powerful antioxidants, cancer fighting properties, promotes healthy bones, fights against inflammation, premenstrual symptoms (PMS), and is likely to aid in weight loss. This is a great dish to pair with yummy sauce’s, your favorite vegetables, or toppings of your choice.

Healthy Tip: Its very important to make sure to include high-protein sources in each meal. You can increase sources of protein by adding plant based proteins to your food, such as tree nuts, seeds, or hemp hearts.

Ingredients:

1 butternut squash (peeled, sliced, and spiraled)
A handful of grape tomatoes (halved)
1/2 Julienne zucchini (thinly sliced)
8 oz Basil pumpkin seed pesto
1/2 Avocado (pitted)
Season with Himalayan or kosher salt and pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1.  Wash all produce. Peel and slice off each end of the butternut, so that it can be spiralized.
  2. Next, spiralize butternut till the pieces are approximately 5-6 inches long. Set aside in a serving bowl while your prepare the pesto ingredients.
  3. Meanwhile, prepare the pesto.
  4. Next, pour pesto over the top of the butternut.
  5. Slice tomatoes, zucchini, avocado and make sure to remove the pit.
  6. Top the remaining ingredients over the top of the butternut.
  7. Season with Himalayan or kosher salt and pepper to taste!

Healthy Living,

Jaclyn Rae