Zucchini Noodles with Pesto: Light & Fresh

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


  1. Spiralize the zucchinis into noodles using a spiralizer.
  2. In a food processor, combine basil, pine nuts, garlic, and Parmesan. Pulse until finely chopped.
  3. With the processor running, drizzle in the olive oil until a smooth pesto forms. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. Toss the zucchini noodles with the pesto until well coated.
  5. Squeeze lemon juice over the noodles and gently toss again.
  6. Divide the zucchini noodles into serving bowls and top with cherry tomatoes.
  7. 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.

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