Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 4 people

Ingredients

  • 6 Zucchini
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2-3 cups fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

Instructions

  • Let’s prepare the zoodles! Spiralize your zucchini and you’ll have wonderfully curly zoodles. Heat 1 tbsp of the olive oil in a pan and sauté the zoodles for 2-3 minutes to soften them a little. Set aside.
  • Now it’s time to make the pesto. Wash the basil leaves and toss them into a blender or food processor with the pine nuts, remainder of olive oil, pepper and parmesan cheese. Blend until you have a smooth sauce. If your sauce seems too thin, add a bit more parmesan until you reach the desired consistency. Some parmesan cheeses are saltier than others, so only add salt if needed at the very end.
  • Toss the sauce with the zoodles, garnish with a few basil leaves and sprinkle with some parmesan cheese to taste.
Nutrition Facts
Zoodles with Pesto!
Amount per Serving
Calories
646
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
26
g
40
%
Cholesterol
 
7
mg
2
%
Sodium
 
268
mg
12
%
Carbohydrates
 
16
g
5
%
Fiber
 
6
g
25
%
Sugar
 
6.5
g
7
%
Protein
 
8
g
16
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Tips & Notes

This sauce freezes well, so feel free to double your ingredients and freeze extra portions for future use.
If you find your pesto is a bit thick, add some water or stock.
Pesto is very versatile, if you don’t have enough basil you can add some avocado for a creamier version.

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