By Sarah Steffens

Zoodles are a tried-and-true Whole30 staple, but this recipe for Whole30 Spicy Pork & Pesto Zoodles takes the beloved spiralized veggies to another level. Make a big batch for Sunday night dinner, and enjoy the leftovers throughout the week.

Try This: Spicy Pork & Pesto Zoodles

SERVES 4

Ingredients

For the pork
1 pound of ground pork
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes
2 tablespoons coconut cream 

For the pesto
1/2 cup olive oil
2 cups fresh basil leaves
1 garlic clove
Juice from 1/2 fresh lemon
1 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup pine nuts
Optional: 2 tablespoons nutritional yeast

For the zoodles
4 medium zucchinis, spiralized

Directions

SAUTE ground pork in a skillet on the stove with salt, pepper, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and red pepper flakes until cooked through, about 12-15 minutes. When done, do not drain excess fat. Stir in coconut cream.

WHILE pork is cooking, blend pesto ingredients in a food processor or blender. Add to the cooked pork.

IN a separate skillet, saute spiralized zucchini until soft and wilted, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a colander and allow excess moisture to drain, about 5 minutes. Then, gently stir in the pork mixture until well-combined.

SPLIT into four servings and garnish with additional pine nuts, if desired. Store leftovers in the fridge for up to three days.

Enjoy!

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Recipes and photos by Sarah Steffens. Sarah has a B.A. in Business Administration, Public Relations from The Master’s College in Southern California.

After years of experimenting with nutrition and recipes in her own kitchen, she now works as a Personal Chef in Los Angeles, cooking meals that support her client’s intention to physically and mentally thrive. She has catered several independent film sets, making it her goal to optimize the energy and well-being of each creative crew. She is the in-house recipe creative for the Whole30, and the creator of the Savor and Fancy blog. When Sarah is not cooking Whole30 and Autoimmune Protocol meals, she is likely exploring mid-century sites in L.A., taking photographs, listening to an audiobook or hiking at Griffith Park.