Pesto Zoodle Salad: Fresh Mediterranean Flavor
Picture yourself lounging under the Mediterranean sun, with a gentle breeze carrying the scent of basil and the sea. Our Pesto Zoodle Salad captures the essence of this idyllic scene, bringing the fresh, vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean straight to your plate.
Imagine a bowl filled with delicate zucchini noodles, lovingly spiralized to resemble the finest strands of pasta. These zoodles form the base of our salad, providing a light and crisp foundation for the explosion of flavors to come.
- 2 large zucchinis, spiralized
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/2 cup Kalamata olives, pitted and sliced
- 1/4 cup red onion, finely sliced
- 1/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
- Fresh basil leaves for garnish
- In a large bowl, combine the spiralized zucchini, cherry tomatoes, Kalamata olives, and red onion.
- Gently fold in the crumbled feta cheese.
- Sprinkle the toasted pine nuts over the salad.
- Drizzle with a generous amount of homemade basil pesto.
- Garnish with fresh basil leaves.
- Toss everything together to ensure the flavors are evenly distributed.
- Serve immediately, and enjoy the taste of the Mediterranean!
Prep time: 20 minutes
A refreshing and light Pesto Zoodle Salad that combines the crunchiness of zucchini noodles with the rich flavors of the Mediterranean.
Nutrition information: Calories: 220 | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Fiber: 3g
Picture yourself savoring each forkful of this Pesto Zoodle Salad, transported to a sun-soaked coastal paradise with every bite. The mingling of juicy cherry tomatoes, briny Kalamata olives, and the subtle bite of red onion creates a symphony of tastes and textures that dance on your palate. The crumbled feta cheese adds a creamy and tangy dimension, while the toasted pine nuts bring a delightful crunch that complements the tender zucchini noodles. The star of the show, however, is the homemade basil pesto, drizzled generously to infuse the dish with the iconic Mediterranean herbaceousness.
As you enjoy this salad, you’ll find yourself enchanted by the way each ingredient plays a crucial role in the ensemble, much like the diverse elements of a Mediterranean landscape. The fresh basil leaves on top serve as a reminder of the aromatic breezes that sweep through the region. With each bite, you’re not just eating; you’re embarking on a culinary journey that celebrates the simple yet profound pleasures of Mediterranean cuisine.