Zucchini Noodles with Fresh Pesto Sauce

Zucchini noodles. A great way to increase you vegetables and enjoy the flavor of a pesto sauce. I know what you thinking, ZUCCHINI NOODLES!! But trust me they can have the same texture of a noodle depending on the amount of time you cook them and they just absorb the flavor of the sauce. Enjoy.


1 small Zucchini, sliced with vegetable peeler
1 cups basil, fresh
1 cloves Garlic
10 Pine Nuts
1 pinch salt
1 pinch pepper
1 tbsp. Olive Oil
1 tbsp. Cheese, parmesan, grated


1. Wash Zucchini well. Remove ends. Peel Zucchini into thin noodles with vegetable peeler.
2. Place Zucchini Noodles in a Strainer and toss with pinch of salt and set aside.

Making Pesto Sauce

1. Place basil in a strainer and rinse well.
2. Add basil, garlic cloves, toasted pine nuts, salt, pepper and olive oil in food processor and blend until smooth. (If mixture is to dry add a little water)
3. Place Pesto sauce in small saucepan and warm gently over low heat.

Making Zucchini Noodles:

1. In a Sauté pan add 1 tsp of olive oil and place over high heat.
2. Add Zucchini Noodles to pan and Sauté for 1-3 minutes. (If you like an Al Dente texture sauté for 1-2 minutes. If you like a soft texture sauté for 5 minutes or longer).
3. Drain Zucchini noodles
4. Toss Zucchini noodles and pesto sauce together and plate.
5. Top with Parmesan cheese and enjoy.


– Sauté: 1 Minute 5 Minutes


– Food Processor
– Sauce pan
– Sauté pan
– Tongs


Servings: 2
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 89
Total Fat: 7.88g
Cholesterol: 2mg
Sodium: 188mg
Total Carbs: 3.09g
Dietary Fiber: 0.94g
Sugars: 1.13g
Protein: 2.28g