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Tangela Pesto & Pancetta Courgetti

A dish made up of Courgette ribbons, avocado pesto and pancetta has attempted to recreate the appearance of the vine Pokémon, Tangela.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Lunch
Cuisine Japanese
Servings 2 people
Calories 298 kcal


  • Peeler
  • Food Processor
  • Frying pan


  • 2 Courgettes
  • 150 g Pancetta
  • 1 Large Avocado
  • 1 Lemon zested and juiced
  • 25 g Basil Leaves plus extra to garnish
  • 1 clove Garlic roughly chopped
  • 2 tsp Pine Nuts plus extra to garnish
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil


  • Chop the ends off the courgettes. Using a potato peeler, make ribbons from the courgettes by peeling from one end to the other. Keep peeling until you have nothing left.
  • Remove the skin and stone from the avocado and add the flesh to a food processor. Add the lemon zest, juice, basil leaves, garlic, pine nuts and olive oil into a food processor. Season then pulse to make a rough pesto.
  • Add some olive oil to a frying pan and fry the pancetta for 2 minutes before adding the courgette ribbons for an extra 5 minutes, stirring often. Drain off the excess water and add the pesto. Mix well.
  • Serve with a helping of black pepper on top. Garnish with the extra pine nuts and basil leaves.
Keyword Pokemon, Tangela