I’m all for finding quick solutions to make healthy eating easier. This recipe for Zoodles with Spinach Pesto and Veggies is made using the Ninja® Intelli-Sense™ Kitchen System with Auto-Spiralizer™ and the process could not have been easier. A recipe that would have, otherwise, been pretty complicated, took less than 15 minutes to make and was an absolutely delicious lunch.
I need all the quick and healthy meal ideas I can get and these Zoodles with Spinach Pesto and Veggies definitely hit the spot. Even my kids loved this. They were so amused that the “noodles” were made with veggies that they didn’t even notice that the entire meal was made with vegetables.
I have been super curious about spiralized veggies but the process was a bit intimidating. Several times I’ve bought spiralized veggies at my local grocery store but they were never as fresh as I’d like and it was an the expensive side to get the quantity I’d need to feed 8 people.
I was so excited to try out the Ninja® Intelli-Sense™ Kitchen System with Auto-Spiralizer™ because I’d heard amazing things about the Ninja blender and was excited to check out the Auto-Spiralizer and food processor. The Ninja® Intelli-Sense™ Kitchen System with Auto-Spiralizer™ features one smart base that transforms into four high-performance appliances: 72 oz. Total Crushing® Blender, 64 oz. Precision Processor™, 24 oz. Single-Serve Cup, and Auto-Spiralizer.
There are so many things included in this set. It really is like having an entire kitchen-full of tools in a box. There 12 Smart Programs built into this unit and they work so well that you can set them to run and walk away from the Ninja. I’m always multi-tasking so I love the idea of something that can work while I’m busy with something else.
I was a bit intimidated to try it out but I was super impressed by how easy everything was.
I’m all for a clutter-free kitchen so I loved that it uses one smart base that transforms into four high-performance appliances. The unit itself is very streamlined and it looks great left out on my kitchen counter.
I absolutely loved that the Ninja base was smart enough to know which attachment I was using. the display screen actually changed based on which attachment was hooked in, which really simplified the options and made it super easy to use. I was a bit shocked when I attached the spiralizer and the screen just said “go” (you can see my reaction in the video below). It was so easy that it surprised me a bit. There was no hunting for options. It just simplified my choices and gave me only what I needed.
My kids love to cook so my teenager has jumped in and been experimenting with all kinds of recipes using the Ninja Intelli-Sense Kitchen System and that Smart Vessel Recognition makes it really easy for him (and everyone else) to use.
Check out my first attempt at using the Ninja® Intelli-Sense™ Kitchen System with Auto-Spiralizer™ in the video below:
Zoodles with Spinach Pesto and Veggies Ingredients
- 3 medium zucchini, ends trimmed
- 1 cup frozen peas, thawed
- 1 cup grape tomatoes, sliced in half
- 3 cups fresh greens (I used a combination of baby kale and spinach)
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, grated
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 3/4 cup olive oil
Zoodles with Spinach Pesto and Veggies Instructions
Use the Spaghetti Blade on the Ninja Auto-Spiralizer and spiralize your zucchini (see video above for full instructions).
Prepare pesto using the Ninja Precision Processor Bowl. Add the greens, garlic, walnuts, parmesan cheese, salt, and pepper to the bowl. Pulse until coarsely chopped.
Drizzle olive oil in and select “go” until smooth. Set aside.
In a large skillet, heat 1 Tbsp. of olive oil. Add your zucchini noodles and cook for 2-3 minutes.
Add pesto, peas, and tomatoes, and cook until heated.
Top with fresh basil leaves or a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
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