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Bone-healthy Zucchini Pesto Noodles

Zucchini Pesto Noodles

These are just the perfect answer to those carb cravings we all get when winter is coming. But this is packed with nutrients and a lot less carbohydrates but most importantly: no processed ingredients or wheat gluten.

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword low-carb, zucchini noodles
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 402 kcal

Ingredients

Equipments:

  • food processor
  • Spiralizer or julienne peeler

The Pesto Sauce - makes 1/2 cups fresh pesto

  • 1 1/2 cups fresh basil leaves organic, packed (50g)
  • 1 cup baby spinach organic, packed
  • 1/2 cup parmesan freshly grated
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 2-3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil extra virgin, organic
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

The Zucchini Noodles

  • 4 medium zucchini

Instructions

For the Pesto

  1. Add the washed and dried basil and spinach to the food processor with the pine nuts, parmesan, and garlic. 

  2. Pulse and scrape down side until finely chopped.

  3. With the food processor running, add the olive oil in a thin stream. This will help emulsify (blend) the pesto.  

  4. Add salt and pepper and pulse to incorporate.

Use for your zucchini noodles or any type of pasta or transfer to container to store in the fridge.

For the Noodles

  1. Wash and dry zucchini.

  2. Cut off ends and spiralize!

Recipe Notes

You can have the zucchini noodles raw with your homemade pesto sauce and some sliced cherry tomatoes for a wonderful salad. Or you can sauté the zucchini noodles with the pesto sauce for a warm noodle dinner!

For a vegan alternative, omit the parmesan or use ground almond and nutritional yeast instead!

Nutrition Facts
Zucchini Pesto Noodles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 402 Calories from Fat 342
% Daily Value*
Fat 38g58%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 223mg10%
Potassium 658mg19%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1670IU33%
Vitamin C 39.3mg48%
Calcium 205mg21%
Iron 2.1mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.