Sweet Potato Noodles with Pesto - 2 Guiding Stars
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If you haven’t hopped on board the spiralizer train, this might be the recipe to tempt you. Get creative with the greens in the pesto to make the recipe your own–Arugula? Cilantro? Parsley? Basil? Any flavorful leaf can replace part or all of the kale in this recipe. All aboard for tasty eating!



  • 1 lb. sweet potatoes, peels removed
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil


  • ½ cup walnuts, chopped
  • 8 oz. kale, trimmed and blanched
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. pepper


  1. Spiralize the sweet potatoes on the largest setting. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the 2 tablespoons of olive oil and sweet potatoes. Cook until desired texture is reached (5-7 minutes).
  2. Allow noodles to cool while you prep pesto.
  3. Place the nuts, kale, cheese, remaining olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a blender and purée. If necessary, drizzle in extra oil to reach preferred consistency.
  4. Toss pesto with noodles and serve.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 275; Total Fat 22.5g (29% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 3.5g (18% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 2mg (0% DV); Sodium 230mg (10% DV); Total Carbohydrate 16g (6% DV); Dietary Fiber 3.5g (11% DV); Total Sugars 3g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 4g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 8% DV; Iron 6% DV; Potassium 8% DV; Vitamin K 180% DV; Copper 70% DV; Vitamin A 60% DV.
Recipe by Guiding Stars at https://guidingstars.com/recipes/sweet-potato-noodles-with-pesto/
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