This super-quick recipe cheekily takes a pasta salad and swaps the carbs out for some extra veg. If you don’t have a spiraliser at home, the good news is most supermarkets sell ready-made ‘zoodles’ (zucchini noodles) in the fresh vegetable section.

Makes one serve

Energy: 627cal. (2625kJ)

Fat: 79% (56g)

Protein: 15% (23g)

Carbohydrate: 6% (7g net carbs)

 

Prep Time: 5 mins.

Cook Time: 5 mins.

 

Ingredients:

1 rasher bacon

20ml extra virgin olive oil

1 clove garlic, crushed

150g zucchini, spiralised

50g basil pesto

2 pinches sea salt

2 pinches black pepper

25g parmesan, shaved

15g toasted pine nuts

1 pinch red chilli flakes

1 lemon wedge, to serve

 

Method:

  • First, cook your bacon in a non-stick frying pan over medium-high for 1-2 minutes on each side, or until cooked to your liking. Remove with tongs and set aside to cool, then slice.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add one tablespoon of olive oil and the garlic. Cook for 30 seconds, then add the zucchini spirals (approx. 2 small fruit) and sauté for 2-3 minutes, stirring throughout.
  • Remove from heat, add the pesto (approx. 2 tb) and toss to combine.
  • Build a bed of the zucchini and top with bacon, parmesan, pine nuts (approx. 1 tb) and chilli flakes. Season to taste and serve with a lemon wedge.