We are lucky to live in an area that is full of farmer’s markets! I always enjoy waking up on a Saturday morning and heading to the market to stock up my weekly produce.
Eating locally not only supports small businesses, but it also allows our bodies to connect to the earth and soil we live on.
If you already have a market in mind that you’d like to visit, make it a goal to visit them as soon as you can! If you don’t know where to find a good market, check out this website: www.localharvest.org to find a market near you!
My philosophy when writing recipes is the simpler the better. No need to spend hours in the kitchen to make a delicious and nutritious dish.
Fresh Zoodle Pesto Salad
This recipe is SUPER simple and refreshing to eat!
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 2 Minutes (Not even kidding!)
- 1 medium zucchini, spiraled (you can buy a simple spiralizer at any grocery store or I enjoy this one from Amazon.)
- 1/2 cup of pesto (check out my homemade walnut pesto recipe here.)
- 1/2 cup sliced cherry tomatoes
- 2 T Nutritional Yeast
- Fresh basil to garnish
Let’s make it…
- Spiralize zucchini and place in a bowl, add salt and pepper
- Add pesto and nutritional yeast to bowl and mix together
- Slice cherry tomatoes and place on top
- Garnish with basil
WHAT IS NUTRITIONAL YEAST?
Nutritional yeast is a dried yeast that contains many essential vitamins and nutrients such as B-12, B-6, B-2, B-1, B-3, potassium, calcium and iron. Health benefits include healthy hair skin and nails, boost in energy, improving glucose sensitivity, and even supporting a healthy pregnancy.
It is very important on a plant based diet to consume this as vegetarians and vegans are typically low in B-12.
It is used as a cheese replacement in most vegan dishes due to its “cheese” like taste. I like to use it in place of parmesan cheese and sprinkle over pasta, salads, etc. It is fairly inexpensive and you can find it here.