|Zucchini pile-ups with cilantro pesto|
1 yellow zucchini, sliced lengthwise
1 green zucchini, sliced lengthwise
1/4 red onion, sliced into thick pieces
1 Belgian endive, sliced lengthwise in half
Handful of mixed salad greens
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
Juice of 1 lime or lemon
1 bunch of cilantro, washed and chopped
1 tsp. olive oil
salt and pepper
Splash of water
Optional toppings: sprinkle of pumpkin seeds, chopped cilantro
First, prepare the cilantro pesto. Toss into a food processor or Magic Bullet-type device, 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds, bunch of cilantro, juice of 1 lime or lemon, 1 tsp. olive oil, salt and pepper, and splash of water. Pulse until thick and creamy. Transfer to a small container and chill in the fridge.
Grill your veggies on the grill or in a stovetop grill pan. Mash the avocado with a fork. Assemble your pile-ups. Start with a base of greens, alternate layers of zucchini strips and cilantro pesto, finish with grilled onion, avocado, and optional pumpkin seeds and chopped cilantro.
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