Courgetti Recipe with Sun-dried Tomatoes, Avocado and Basil
Julie Montagu's new cookbook 'Superfoods' showcases meat-free, dairy-free and sugar-free recipes packed with wholesome ingredients to boost energy levels.
1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced
3 ½ tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3½ tablespoons tamari
2 large courgettes
For the sun-dried tomato, basil and avocado sauce
100g sun-dried tomatoes, soaked
½ avocado, peeled, pitted and chopped
60g pine nuts
5 fresh basil leaves
1 garlic clove
2 tablespoons olive oil
Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
Put the sliced red peppers in a bowl and add the tamari and apple cider vinegar. Cover and set aside to marinate.
Grab your spiraliser, mandolin or julienne slicer and get to work on the courgettes. Your aim is to create spaghetti- or tagliatelle-like strips. Put your strips into a bowl ready for the sauce.
Put all the sauce ingredients in a food processor and whizz away. You will get a paste-like sauce, but if it’s too thick for you, simply add a bit of water to thin it out.
Pour the sauce over the courgetti, mix well, top with the marinated peppers and serve.
Recipe extracted from Julie Montagu's new cookbook Superfoods (Quadrille Publishing, £18.99). Photography by Yuki Sugiura.