Zucchini Noodles with Pesto: Light & Fresh
Picture yourself on a warm summer evening, craving something delightful yet healthy. Look no further than these Zucchini Noodles with Pesto. This recipe is a celebration of freshness, a dance of flavors that will transport you to an Italian countryside. It’s a dish that harmoniously blends the lightness of zucchini noodles with the vibrant punch of homemade pesto, creating a symphony of taste that’s as satisfying as it is nourishing.
- 3 medium zucchinis
- 2 cups fresh basil leaves
- 1/2 cup pine nuts
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Cherry tomatoes for garnish
- Spiralize the zucchinis into noodles using a spiralizer.
- In a food processor, combine basil, pine nuts, garlic, and Parmesan. Pulse until finely chopped.
- With the processor running, drizzle in the olive oil until a smooth pesto forms. Season with salt and pepper.
- Toss the zucchini noodles with the pesto until well coated.
- Squeeze lemon juice over the noodles and gently toss again.
- Divide the zucchini noodles into serving bowls and top with cherry tomatoes.
- Serve immediately and enjoy the freshness!
Prep time: 15 minutes
Yields: 2 servings
Zucchini Noodles with Pesto is a light and refreshing dish that combines zesty homemade pesto with delicate zucchini noodles. Perfect for a quick summer meal.
Nutrition information: Calories: 320, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 8g, Fat: 30g
As the sun sets and you take your first forkful of these Zucchini Noodles with Pesto, you’ll discover a harmony of flavors that invigorates the senses. The zucchini noodles provide a satisfying base, while the homemade pesto elevates the dish with its aromatic basil and nutty undertones. Each bite transports you to sun-soaked gardens, and the burst of cherry tomatoes adds a juicy sweetness that complements the savory elements. This recipe isn’t just about eating; it’s an experience. So, whether you’re enjoying a quiet evening alone or sharing a meal with loved ones, Zucchini Noodles with Pesto is here to bring joy to your table.