Vegetable Spaghetti with Spinach Almond Pesto and Bacon

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Ha ! what is not to love?  This is the all time super quick easy meal….with bacon. You can easily make it totally vegetarian if you wanted by just not adding bacon, (or you could sub with mushrooms.  I always find mushrooms a great alternative) but, bacon is just soooooo cool, and there are times I wonder if I could possibly live without bacon.

So, it is a matter of spiralize the marrows/zucchini/courgettes, or whatever you call them in your part of the world, bomb all the pesto ingredients into the processor, process.  Cook bacon, (preferably at the same time) assemble on plates and boom, meal done !

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Vegetable Spaghetti with Spinach Almond Pesto and Bacon

Preparation time: 30 minutes

Cooking time:  approximately 10 minutes

Total time:  approximately 40 minutes

Serves 4

Ingredients:

3 large marrows (zucchini/courgette) depending on the actual size

250 – 500 grams bacon chopped

Feta crumbled – optional

For the pesto: (makes 2 cups)

6 handfuls of raw almonds, soaked

2 handfuls of baby spinach (you can use ordinary spinach as well, but I suggest chopping it into smaller pieces)

2 blocks of feta cheese (the blocks I use are approx 100 grams each)

2 garlic cloves, minced

2 Tablespoons of fresh lemon juice

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

Instructions:

Soak almonds for at least 20 minutes in boiling water. This will slightly soften the almonds, so it wont be so hectic whilst the processing is taking place

Whilst the almonds are soaking, spiralize the marrows (zucchini/courgettes) if not done already, and set aside.

Add all the pesto ingredients into the food processor (including the almonds) and process until the pesto becomes the consistency you want.  I personally like to taste bits of the almonds in mine, you know me and crunch !

Once that is done, place marrow (zucchini/courgette) on plate, and mix through the pesto. Top with a generous amount of bacon.  You can also add extra feta if you want….

I like this meal cold.  I do not see the point of warming it up, but the choice is yours.

Enjoy 🙂

 

 

 

 

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52 thoughts on “Vegetable Spaghetti with Spinach Almond Pesto and Bacon

  1. There’s something about bacon that appeals to so many people… Is it the saltiness, or what? Bacon is a favourite thing for breakfast here in the UK, as well as in other recipes like quiches and various pies. Lovely recipe, Lynne. It looks (and probably smells) delicious. 🙂

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    • You are so correct. My daughter wanted to become a vegetarian, but said, ‘mom, I don’t think I can give up on bacon’ (LOL) I think it must be the saltiness. I know your hubby is a vegetarian Millie, and this exact same meal is divine with roasted chickpeas instead of the bacon. I make this with the chickpeas often 🙂 Thank you for your lovely comment Millie and Happy New Year !

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  2. That looks amazing, Lynne! I’ve seen your spirilizer recipes before. I should have asked for one for Christmas instead of socks. Ha ha. I love all those ingredients and adding mushrooms is a great idea. Yum. Thanks for the recipe!

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