Chickpea, Zoodle and Pine Nut Pesto Salad

Having a sort-out one afternoon, I decided to use up various bits and bobs I had and turn them into our evening meal.   I had recently seen a delicious recipe on The Juicy Health Company using chickpeas which prompted me to dig out a tin of these versatile peas and incorporate them into a dish.    The result was really filling and tasty and the bonus was that I now have two tubs of pesto in the freezer for use on another day.

First off, I made some pesto (this quantity made 3 small tubs)

¼ cup toasted pine nuts
1 garlic clove
1 bunch coriander
½ green pepper
1 tablespoon lime juice
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
½ teaspoon salt
Freshly ground black pepper


1 Courgette/Zucchini
1 Sweet Potato
Baby Tomatoes
1 Avocado
Tin of Chickpeas

In a food processor, blend the pine nuts and garlic clove. Add the coriander and pepper and process. Add the lime juice, olive oil and seasoning to taste. Blitz until blended.

I had one large courgette and one sweet potato which I turned into noodles (or zoodles) with my spiralizer.   I added a can of drained and rinsed chickpeas and sautéed these quickly over a high heat.  I then stirred in one tub of pesto and served it on a plate of rocket, baby tomatoes and avocado.


Pine Nut and Coriander Pesto


Chickpea, Zoodle and Pesto Salad








So simple, yet so tasty and filling.   The pesto could be made with almost any nut/herb combination and the noodles could be carrot, courgette, sweet potato etc.

NB: All the photographs used in this blog have been taken by me, and are of food I have prepared myself.


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