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Spiralized Zucchini with Lemon Yogurt Pesto

It has been awhile since I spiralized zucchini for a savory salad/”pasta” dish. This one is light and filling, simply refreshing and delicious! Keep the zucchini noodles raw, and the lemon based dressing will soften them just so. Serve cold!
You need:

1-2 zucchini spiralized into noodles

Steamed fava beans, 1/4 cup

1 small steamed Potato

Sunflower seeds, 1 tbs

Red bell pepper, 1/2, sliced

1/2 cup mixed Greens

5 large olives, sliced

About 4 large button mushrooms, sliced
Arrange all ingredients in a large bowl or container.
For the dressing, whisk together:
1 tbs pesto (premade or This recipe )

1 lemon juice

2 tbs plain nf yogurt of choice 
Pour over salad and enjoy!

   
    
    
    
    
    
    
 

Easy Fancy Veggie Pizza!

Looks so fancy, was TOO easy. I used pre-made pizza dough from the refigerated section of TJs AND their reday made pesto sauce. I know, cheating, but who cares, have gourmet pizza at home in minutes for a fraction of the cost of going out!! I used their whole wheat crust, 3 cheeses, and TONS of veggies. Not to mention fresh garlic and basil. Mine was not vegan, not gluten free, but there are of course vegan versions of the cheese and ready made crust (I know at whole foods and elsewhere) if you need!
You need: 
1 pizza dough crust (of choice, I used whole wheat, you can use GF or the herbed option!)

2 tbs pesto sauce

1/2 can artichoke hearts (i like in water, not oil)

1/2 red onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic minced

1/2 can black olivessliced 

1 large handful fresh basil sliced

Dash crushed red pepper

Dashes of oregano

wheat germ/flax meal to taste

1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced

6 large mushrooms thinly sliced

Parmesan/mozz/goat cheeses! (subs vegan or just nutritional yeast flakes if desired)
Follow crust instructions, but I let mine sit out on the counter for 30min, then stretched out onto a very large round bake sheet, lined with lightly sprayed foil.  Then I spread the pesto, sprinkled flax and wheat germ for some added nutrition, then layered my veggies, spices, and 3 cheeses at the end.  
Baked on 375 for about 15min then broiled x1min.

Slice, enjoy, and serve with a glass of pinot noir (not a fancy wine pairing but trust me, it was delish)   🙂