Happy Sunday! And Happy Father's Day to all you wonderful dads out there!! Looking for a quick and healthy dinner to celebrate dad? Try my lighter version of Spaghetti with Alfredo Sauce, without the excess calories, saturated fat, and guilt!
This week's Recipe Feature: Zoodles with Creamy Guacamole Sauce
Most nights when I make spaghetti for my husband, I make Zoodles (Zucchini Noodles) for myself. I may have a slight obsession with Zoodles, but I was looking for something a little different this past Monday night... I was in the mood for a creamy sauce instead of the traditional tomato sauce, but I did not have many ingredients to work with in my fridge or pantry....behold my newest creation - Creamy Guacamole Sauce! Super simple to make and beyond delicious! Plus, it's packed with heart-healthy fats and fiber (thanks to the avocado)!
Ingredients for the sauce: Serves 1
- 1 single serve tub of guacamole (I used Calavo Classic) or 1/3rd Avocado mashed (mixed with your favorite spices to make your own guacamole)
- 3 tbsp plain Greek yogurt (I used Fage 0%)
- Juice of 1/3rd lemon
- 1/2 tbsp water or 1/2 tsp Braggs Liquid Aminos (adds great flavor)
- Red Chili Flakes (optional, for an extra kick!)
- Mix all ingredients together in a small mixing bowl (may need to add more water / liquid aminos to reach desired consistency.
- That's it!
I used this delicious creamy sauce over my favorite combination - Zoodles with Shrimp and Tomatoes! I am often asked how I make my Zoodles, so here is how I made my dinner Monday night!
Ingredients: Serves 1
- 2 medium (or 1 large) Zucchini
- 4 oz shrimp (deveined and peeled, fresh or frozen)
- Handful of cherry or grape tomatoes
- Grated Parmesan Cheese
- Creamy Guacamole Sauce
- Old Bay spice (optional, to taste)
- Red Chili Flakes (optional)
- Wash tomatoes and Zucchini. Cut the tomatoes in half and cut off the ends of the Zucchini. Sprialize the Zucchini into Noodles and set aside.
- Spray a large sauté pan with non-stick olive oil spray. Heat shrimp on medium heat and season with Old Bay spice for 2 minutes each side.
- Once shrimp are cooked through, remove from the pan and set aside. Turn the heat to low and spray with olive oil again (if needed) and add the Zucchini noodles. Cover the pan and heat the Zoodles until warmed completely through (about 3 minutes).
- Add the shrimp, tomatoes, and Creamy Guacamole Sauce to the pan and stir well. Heat for an additional 1-2 minutes.
- Serve in a large bowl and top with chili flakes and Parmesan Cheese.
Now, get to making this delicious Creamy Guacamole Sauce and start topping your favorite spaghetti dishes (and anything else your heart desires) with this delicious, lightened-up version!
Happy cooking and have a great week ahead!