Zucchini Noodles with Pesto

ZucchiniNoodlesPesto

Hello Sunshine!

Today a beautiful “pasta” recipe to celebrate spring! A quick & easy lunch or dinner, that looks stunning on the plate. Turn your zucchini into noodles and toss with cheerful cherry tomatoes, little mozzarella’s and a fresh basil pesto.

Zucchini noodles make a great alternative for pasta. Gluten free and low-carb. You can have it raw or cooked, according to your liking. A fresh and healthy meal in minutes!

Zucchini Noodles Pesto

 

Zucchini Noodles with Pesto
Serves 1
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
5 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 Zucchini
  2. 2 tbsp Pine Nuts
  3. 2 Garlic Cloves
  4. 2 large handfuls of fresh Basil Leaves
  5. Olive Oil
  6. Salt and Pepper
  7. Handful of Cherry Tomatoes
  8. Mozzarella (optional)
Instructions
  1. Use a spiralizer, mandoline or julienne peeler to slice the zucchini into noodles. Toss in some salt and set aside in a strainer to rest for ten minutes. Then push down on noodles to drain any excess liquid (do not rinse).
  2. Slice the cherry tomatoes into halves.
  3. Make the pesto. Start by roasting 2 tablespoons of pine nuts. Combine the roasted pine nuts and 2 peeled garlic cloves in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped. Add the basil leaves and 6 tablespoons of olive oil. Pulse until blended. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. In a large skillet heat some olive oil and the zucchini noodles on medium high heat. Sauté for 2-4 minutes or until the zucchini noodles are slightly softened. Add the pesto, cherry tomatoes and mozzarella. Heat for another minute, then serve.
  5. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. Raw: you can have the zucchini noodles raw or cooked, according to your liking.
  2. Vegan/ Dairy-free: you can serve it without mozzarella (or with vegan cheese).
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2 Thoughts on “Zucchini Noodles with Pesto

  1. Love this fresh recipe! Zoodles go so well with pesto. Beautiful photos! Already pinned :)

  2. Wendy on 23 March 2014 at 12:36 said:

    Thanx! Haha ‘Zoodles’, great terminology! :D

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