Baby Marrow / Courgette Noodles with an Avocado and Basil Creamy Sauce


Courgette Noodles with Avocado and Basil Sauce

Courgette Noodles with Avocado and Basil Sauce

My relationship with avocado is an estranged one – having not tolerated it much in the past, I am currently reviewing ways to incorporate this healthy fat into my meal plans.  In attempting this creamy-dreamy, really delicious tasting sauce, I am becoming more and more sold on the taste and texture of Avos.  Baby marrow noodles or zoodles are a common low carb base to many of my meals and spiralised to create the thin wisps of marrow, they may be enjoyed lightly sauted or raw, creating a filling addition to salads and main meals.  I used a spiraliser to make these noodles however, a vegetable peeler will work just as well.


4-5 small baby marrow, washed, topped and tailed

Fat or oil of choice to saute

Seasoning of choice

Avocado/Basil Cream Sauce

1 large (or 2 small) avocados, pit removed
Approximately 15 fresh basil leaves
1 tsp Himalyan or sea salt reserving a bit to salt the baby marrow with
1/2 tsp fresly ground pepper
3 cloves garlic, crushed
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Juice of 1/2 lemon,  freshly squeezed

Here’s How

  • Spiralize or slice the baby marrow and place in a colander.
  • Add the salt to the baby marrow and toss to coat.Allow to sit in the sink for about 20 minutes. This will help some of the excess water drain out. You can also place the baby marrow in some paper towels and squeeze gently to remove any remaining moisture.
  • Add all of the sauce ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. (If making this dish raw, stop here and just mix the sauce in with the noodles and serve)
  • Add the oil of choice  to a pan over medium high heat and allow to  melt. Add the baby marrow and and cook for about 2 minutes. Add the sauce and toss with kitchen tongs to ensure all of the zoodles are coated with the sauce. Cook for another 2-4 minutes or until heated through (Or heat the sauce separately and serve on top of the noodles).
  • Serve immediately, if preferred, with a protein of choice.
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Prava Singh

A Mom, daughter, wife, sister, aunt and friend experiencing life through an evolutionary body with a revolutionary mind... A recent past former Type 2 insulin dependent and hypertensive walking time-bomb for 13.5 years, I have made positive lifestyle changes that has aided and abetted my health status for my overall betterment. Passionate about all things food, with a proud Indian heritage, I regularly blog my culinary attempts that have worked for me in my endeavours to break the shackles of food addictions and food slavery. Passionate about people too, my decision to share these endeavours is driven by informing others that a lifestyle change through food is indeed possible. I have indeed survived high school and survived life too in the most interesting and thought-provoking ways. Having lost over 50kgs of excess weight in just under a year, I have reclaimed my life and am thoroughly enjoying the journey.

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2 Responses

  1. joline says:

    Just made the avo!!!! Delicious!!!

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