Lush Pesto Zucchini Noodles



Lush Pesto Zucchini Noodles

If you’re craving a dish that’s both indulgent and healthy, our Lush Pesto Zucchini Noodles recipe is the perfect choice. This delightful twist on traditional pasta features vibrant zucchini noodles generously coated in a luscious, homemade pesto sauce. The marriage of flavors and textures in this dish will have your taste buds singing with delight.

Ingredients

  • 4 medium zucchinis, spiralized
  • 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

Instructions

  1. First, prepare the pesto sauce. In a food processor, combine basil leaves, grated Parmesan cheese, pine nuts, garlic, and a pinch of salt. Pulse while drizzling in the olive oil until smooth and well combined.
  2. In a large skillet, heat a bit of olive oil over medium heat. Add the zucchini noodles and sauté for 2-3 minutes until tender but still slightly firm.
  3. Remove the zucchini noodles from the skillet and toss them with the pesto sauce until evenly coated.
  4. Serve immediately, garnished with extra Parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of pine nuts.

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Lush Pesto Zucchini Noodles are a delightful twist on traditional pasta, featuring zucchini noodles coated in a luscious homemade pesto sauce.

Nutritional Information (per serving):

  • Calories: 290
  • Protein: 6g
  • Fat: 27g
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Fiber: 3g

Picture yourself savoring each bite of these Lush Pesto Zucchini Noodles. The vibrant green zucchini noodles, elegantly coated in the rich, aromatic pesto sauce, create a dish that’s not only visually appealing but also incredibly delicious. The fresh basil leaves blend perfectly with the nutty pine nuts and the sharp, salty Parmesan cheese, giving you a burst of flavors in every mouthful. The zucchini noodles provide a light and refreshing base, allowing the pesto to shine and take center stage.
Whether you’re a seasoned chef or a novice in the kitchen, this recipe is simple and quick to prepare. It’s a great option for a weekday dinner or a weekend lunch with friends and family. You’ll find yourself coming back to this recipe time and again, not only for its taste but also for its health benefits. Embrace the goodness of zucchini and the classic flavors of pesto in this delectable Lush Pesto Zucchini Noodles recipe. Happy cooking!

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