Zucchini Noodles with Basil Pesto

Zucchini Noodles with Basil Pesto

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  • 2 medium-sized zucchinis
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup grated Pecorino Romano cheese (optional)


  1. Spiralize the zucchinis into noodles using a spiralizer.
  2. In a food processor, combine the fresh basil, grated Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, and garlic. Pulse until well combined.
  3. With the food processor running, slowly drizzle in the extra-virgin olive oil until the pesto is smooth and well blended. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. In a large skillet, heat a bit of olive oil over medium heat. Add the zucchini noodles and cook for 2-3 minutes until they start to soften. Be careful not to overcook; you want them to be slightly tender but still have a bit of crunch.
  5. Remove the zucchini noodles from the skillet and toss them with the basil pesto sauce. Add the halved cherry tomatoes and grated Pecorino Romano cheese if desired.
  6. Serve immediately and enjoy your delicious Zucchini Noodles with Basil Pesto!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

A light and flavorful summer dish, these Zucchini Noodles with Basil Pesto are the perfect way to enjoy the bounty of fresh zucchinis and basil from your garden. The zucchini noodles are tossed in a homemade basil pesto sauce, creating a vibrant and healthy meal that’s ready in no time. Whether you’re following a low-carb diet or simply looking for a tasty way to enjoy zucchinis, this recipe will become a family favorite.

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 290kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 28g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 10mg, Sodium: 220mg, Potassium: 357mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 810IU, Vitamin C: 29.4mg, Calcium: 168mg, Iron: 1.4mg

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