Monday, July 21, 2014

Creamy Pesto Zoodles and A Veggetti Review and Giveaway!

Spiralized veggies seem to be all the craze lately, and I love it.  And with all the craze going on, I got the opportunity to try out the Veggetti®.  It's compact and really incredibly easy to use.  It can easily be stored with my small kitchen utensils when not in use and it's dishwasher safe.  It fits perfectly for what I need.  I love it!

Here's some more info about Veggetti®:
  • It turns vegetables into delicious, healthy spaghetti, instantly
  • By using zucchini, squash, carrots, cucumbers, and potatoes, the Veggetti® creates thick or thin pasta with significantly less calories and carbs than traditional noodles.
  • Ordinary pasta has 800 calories and 160 grams of carbs compared to 60 calories and 8 grams of carbs using Veggetti®!
  • Great for those who are trying to make healthier food choises, diabetics, or on gluten-free diets
  • The Veggetti® is quick & easy to use, has stainless steel blades, and is dishwasher safe
  • Veggetti® is available at Walmart, Bed Bath and Beyond, Walgreens, CVS, and other fine retailers nationwide
If you would like to learn more or get a Veggetti® of your own go to the Veggetti® website:

So, I thought I'd share one of the ways I have used my Veggetti® so far. With this wonderful summer recipe.

And I thought I would also give you all the chance to win a Veggetti® plus a $25 dollar visa gift card to go along with it!  All you need to do is leave a comment and tell me how you would use the Veggetti® in your house, include your email address so I can get hold of you if you are the winner. The giveaway will end on July 31st at 11:59pm.

Creamy Pesto 'Pasta'

1/2 cup packed basil leaves
1 1/2 tablespoons pine nuts
1 garlic clove
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 avocado
2 small to medium zucchini

In a blender or food processor, combine everything except the zucchini and blend until smooth.  To create zucchini noodles, simply twist the zucchini through the Veggetti, cut the noodles in half, or smaller depending on how long you like your noodles.  Then blanch the noodles for a couple of minutes or until desired doneness is reached.  Combine the sauce and the noodles and serve.

*The Veggetti, gift card, information, and additional gift pack have been provided by Ontel.

This post was shared on Gluten-Free & DIY Tuesday, Gluten Free Wednesday, Allergy Free WednesdayWaste Not Want Not Wednesday, Gluten Free Friday, and Gluten Free and Natural Thursday.


  1. I would use it to make pasta salad with veggies.

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

  2. Wow, to be able to make spaghetti out of zucchini would be wonderful. I wonder if it could be used to make spiraled fruit, like watermelon or cantaloupe? Kids would probably love using it!

  3. I saw this on Dr. Oz and then at a store a few weeks back. Pretty cool product.
    I think I would use it to make zucchini noodles and make a wonderful meat sauce to go on top. YUM!
    Thanks for the giveaway!!


  4. Jicama!!!

  5. Love this idea! And I have basil!

  6. I use the Veggetti to make zucchini pasta in our house,
    tcarolinep at gmail dot com

  7. I would use it for a lot of different things - it would be great for basic salads and also to make different types of noodles for pasta dishes like zucchini or eggplant.

    prettyinhotpink6 at gmail dot com

  8. I would use it to have regular pasta - like spaghetti with marinara sauce but I'd use the veggie noodles as a healthier, lower carb option!

  9. I would love to make zucchini pasta but I wonder if this would work for potato strings as well

  10. i would use it to shred cheese and potatoes

  11. I would LOVe to use it on my home grown zucchini -

  12. Like so many I would also like to try it out on zucchini.

  13. I'd use it on summer squash if it would work.

  14. I love pesto! Such a great idea to put it on zoodles.

  15. I would love to use this on potatoes...I can make all sorts of great dishes with this....Thanks!
    Ann B
    ababe28 at

  16. I would love to mke zucchini pasta and sausage!

  17. Looks like a great tool I have a ton of garden zucchini to use!

  18. I'd use it to make zucchini pesto pasta.

  19. I would use the Veggetti for zucchini and carrots. I have tons of zucchini in my garden and I would love to make zucchini spaghetti as well as other squash dishes. This would be perfect since I am unable to have pasta.