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Zucchini Noodles with Pesto

by IBD Medical on February 08, 2024

Explore the delightful combination of flavours and health benefits with our Zucchini Noodles with Pesto recipe. This dish harmoniously blends the freshness of zucchini with the richness of homemade pesto, creating a nutrient-packed meal that caters to both your taste buds and well-being. Low in carbohydrates and bursting with vibrant colours, this recipe offers a symphony of textures and tastes in every bite. 


    • 4 medium-sized zucchinis
    • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
    • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
    • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
    • Salt and pepper to taste


    1. Prepare the Zucchini Noodles:

      • Wash the zucchinis and trim the ends. Use a spiralizer to create zucchini noodles or use a vegetable peeler to make wide ribbons. If using a spiralizer, follow the manufacturer's instructions.
    2. Toast the Pine Nuts:

      • In a dry skillet over medium heat, toast the pine nuts until they are lightly golden. Be careful not to burn them. Set aside.
    3. Make the Pesto:

      • In a food processor, combine the garlic, basil, toasted pine nuts, and Parmesan cheese (if using). Pulse until well combined.
      • With the food processor running, slowly pour in the olive oil until the pesto reaches your desired consistency. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    4. Cook the Zucchini Noodles:

      • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add a small amount of olive oil.
      • Sauté the zucchini noodles for 2-3 minutes, just until they are heated through but still have a bit of crunch. Be cautious not to overcook, as zucchini noodles can become mushy.
    5. Combine and Serve:

      • Toss the zucchini noodles with the cherry tomatoes in the skillet.
      • Add the freshly made pesto and toss until the noodles are evenly coated.
      • Adjust salt and pepper to taste.
      • Serve immediately, garnished with additional Parmesan cheese and fresh basil if desired.
      • Calories: Approximately 250-300 kcal
      • Protein: 5-7g
      • Carbohydrates: 10-15g
        • Dietary Fiber: 3-5g
        • Sugars: 5-8g
      • Fat: 20-25g
        • Saturated Fat: 3-5g
      • Cholesterol: 0-5mg
      • Sodium: 100-200mg

      This recipe is rich in flavour, low in carbohydrates, and provides plenty of nutrients from the vegetables and herbs. Adjust the portion size according to your dietary needs, and feel free to customise the recipe with additional vegetables or protein sources as desired. Always consult with a healthcare professional or a registered dietitian for personalised advice based on your specific health needs. 

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