Zucchini Noodles with Pesto: Low-Carb Delight
Picture yourself on a warm summer evening, sitting on your patio, and savoring a delicious, healthy meal that’s as satisfying as it is low in carbs. That’s exactly what you’ll get with our Zucchini Noodles with Pesto recipe. It’s a culinary delight that combines the freshness of zucchini noodles with the vibrant flavors of homemade pesto sauce.
Whether you’re following a low-carb diet or just looking for a lighter alternative to traditional pasta, this recipe is a winner. The zucchini noodles provide a satisfying crunch and soak up the rich, aromatic pesto sauce perfectly. Plus, it’s a breeze to make!
- 3 medium-sized zucchinis
- 1 cup fresh basil leaves
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup pine nuts
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Wash and trim the zucchinis. Using a spiralizer, turn them into noodles. Set aside.
- In a food processor, combine the basil, Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, and garlic. Pulse until finely chopped.
- With the food processor running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil until the pesto reaches your desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper.
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add a drizzle of olive oil and sauté the zucchini noodles for 2-3 minutes until they are tender but still slightly crisp.
- Transfer the zucchini noodles to a serving dish and toss them with the freshly prepared pesto sauce.
- Serve your Zucchini Noodles with Pesto immediately, garnished with additional Parmesan cheese and pine nuts if desired.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Zucchini Noodles with Pesto is a delightful low-carb dish that’s bursting with flavor. Fresh zucchini noodles are tossed in a homemade pesto sauce for a healthy and satisfying meal.
Nutrition Information: Calories: 285 | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 28g | Fiber: 2g
Imagine yourself indulging in this dish, savoring the aromatic basil, the creamy Parmesan, and the nutty crunch of pine nuts. It’s a culinary journey that will transport your taste buds to Italy, right in the comfort of your own home.
Whether you’re enjoying it as a quick weeknight dinner or sharing it with friends and family on a special occasion, our Zucchini Noodles with Pesto is a low-carb delight that never disappoints. Bon appétit!