Pesto Zucchini Noodles: Light & Tasty



Pesto Zucchini Noodles: Light & Tasty

If you’re looking for a quick, healthy, and delicious meal that’s bursting with flavor, you’ve come to the right place. Our Pesto Zucchini Noodles are the perfect dish for those busy weeknights when you want something light yet satisfying.

With a zesty pesto sauce drizzled over fresh zucchini noodles, this recipe is a celebration of summer flavors. It’s not only visually appealing but also incredibly tasty.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium zucchinis, spiralized
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Start by making the pesto sauce. In a food processor, combine the basil leaves, pine nuts, garlic, and Parmesan cheese. Pulse until finely chopped.
  2. With the food processor running, slowly pour in the olive oil until the mixture becomes smooth and well combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. In a large skillet, heat a tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add the spiralized zucchini noodles and sauté for 2-3 minutes until they start to soften.
  4. Remove the zucchini noodles from the heat and toss them with the pesto sauce until well coated.
  5. Serve your Pesto Zucchini Noodles in a bowl, garnished with additional Parmesan cheese and a sprig of fresh basil.

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2 servings

Pesto Zucchini Noodles: Light & Tasty is a delightful and healthy twist on traditional pasta. It’s a great way to enjoy the flavors of summer in a guilt-free dish.

Nutrition: Calories 320, Fat 28g, Carbs 10g, Protein 8g

These Pesto Zucchini Noodles are not only low in calories but also packed with vitamins and antioxidants. The vibrant green color of the dish is not only visually appealing but also a sign of its nutritional value.

Whether you’re following a low-carb diet or just looking to add more vegetables to your meals, this recipe is a winner. The combination of fresh zucchini noodles and homemade pesto is simply unbeatable.

So, the next time you’re craving a light and tasty meal, give these Pesto Zucchini Noodles a try. They’re quick to make, full of flavor, and perfect for any season. Bon appétit!

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