Elevated Pesto Zucchini Noodles

Elevated Pesto Zucchini Noodles

Indulge in the vibrant flavors and textures of our Elevated Pesto Zucchini Noodles. This recipe combines the wholesome goodness of zucchini noodles with the richness of homemade pesto, resulting in a dish that’s as nutritious as it is delicious. Whether you’re a dedicated foodie or someone seeking a healthier alternative to traditional pasta, these zucchini noodles are sure to satisfy your cravings.

Ingredients

  • 3 medium zucchinis
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Spiralize the zucchinis to create long, noodle-like strands. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor, combine the basil, pine nuts, garlic, and Parmesan cheese. Pulse until well combined.
  3. With the processor running, slowly pour in the olive oil. Blend until the mixture forms a smooth pesto.
  4. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add the zucchini noodles and cherry tomatoes. Sauté for 2-3 minutes, just until the noodles are slightly softened.
  5. Remove from heat and toss the zucchini noodles with the prepared pesto.
  6. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with extra Parmesan cheese if desired.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Yields: 2 servings

Elevate your dining experience with these pesto-infused zucchini noodles. A delightful harmony of flavors that’s quick to prepare and a joy to savor.

Nutrition information: Calories: 320 | Total Fat: 25g | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 12g

Indulge in the freshness of summer with these Elevated Pesto Zucchini Noodles. The interplay between the tender zucchini noodles and the aromatic basil pesto creates a symphony of flavors that dances on your palate. The vibrant green of the pesto against the pale zucchini creates a visually stunning dish that’s perfect for sharing on social gatherings or enjoying in solitude.

Every bite is a burst of freshness, and the sweet cherry tomatoes provide a juicy contrast that balances the nuttiness of the pine nuts and the richness of the Parmesan. This dish is a celebration of simple, wholesome ingredients that come together to create something extraordinary.

From a quick weeknight dinner to a star dish at your next potluck, these Elevated Pesto Zucchini Noodles are versatile and sure to be a crowd-pleaser. Plus, with just 320 calories per serving, you can indulge guilt-free. So why not elevate your cooking game and dive into this delightful culinary experience?

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