Zucchini Noodles with Pesto



Zucchini Noodles with Pesto

Zucchini Noodles with Pesto is a delightful and healthy dish that’s perfect for any season. Whether you’re looking for a quick weeknight dinner or a dish to impress your guests, this recipe has you covered. The combination of fresh zucchini noodles and homemade basil pesto creates a burst of flavor that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy.

Ingredients

  • 2 large zucchinis
  • 2 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Fresh basil leaves for garnish

Instructions

  1. Spiralize the zucchinis into noodles using a spiralizer and set them aside.
  2. In a food processor, combine the fresh basil, grated Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, and garlic. Pulse until finely chopped.
  3. With the food processor running, slowly drizzle in the olive oil until the pesto is well combined and smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. In a large pan, heat a tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat. Add the zucchini noodles and sauté for 2-3 minutes until they are just tender.
  5. Remove the zucchini noodles from the heat and toss them with the pesto sauce. Top with cherry tomatoes and fresh basil leaves.
  6. Serve immediately, and enjoy your delicious Zucchini Noodles with Pesto!

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Zucchini Noodles with Pesto is a fresh and flavorful dish that’s perfect for a quick and healthy meal. The homemade basil pesto adds a burst of herbaceous goodness to the zucchini noodles, creating a satisfying and nutritious meal.

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

Zucchini Noodles with Pesto is a versatile dish that can be enjoyed as a main course or a side dish. It’s a great way to incorporate more vegetables into your diet while savoring the flavors of summer. Whether you’re following a low-carb diet or just love zucchini, this recipe is a must-try. So, grab your spiralizer and make this delightful dish tonight!

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