Guilt-Free Zucchini Noodles with Pesto



Guilt-Free Zucchini Noodles with Pesto

Zucchini noodles, also known as zoodles, are a fantastic alternative to traditional pasta, especially if you’re looking for a guilt-free and low-carb option. Paired with a vibrant and flavorful pesto sauce, this dish transforms simple ingredients into a culinary delight. This recipe not only satisfies your pasta cravings but also nourishes your body with the goodness of fresh vegetables and herbs.

Ingredients

  • 2 large zucchinis, spiralized into noodles
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

Instructions

  1. In a food processor, combine basil, pine nuts, garlic, Parmesan cheese, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Pulse until well combined.
  2. With the food processor running, drizzle in the olive oil until the pesto reaches your desired consistency. Set aside.
  3. Heat a tablespoon of olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Add cherry tomatoes and sauté until they soften, about 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add zucchini noodles to the pan and toss gently for 2-3 minutes until heated through but still al dente.
  5. Remove from heat and toss the zoodles with the prepared pesto sauce until well coated.
  6. Serve immediately, garnished with additional Parmesan cheese and fresh basil leaves if desired.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Serves: 2

Enjoy this guilt-free zucchini noodle dish that combines freshness and flavor in every bite. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a light lunch.

Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 280, Fat: 22g, Carbohydrates: 12g, Protein: 9g

Make room in your recipe collection for this delightful guilt-free zucchini noodles with pesto recipe. It’s a testament to the fact that healthy eating can be incredibly delicious. Bon appétit!

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