“Zoodles” with Pesto

Making “zoodles,” or zucchini noodles, is not only fun, but a healthy way to enjoy pasta recipes.

Serves: 3Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 20 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 3


  • 3⁄4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 Tbsp. garlic-infused olive oil
  • 1⁄4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1⁄2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1⁄4 tsp. sea salt, divided
  • 1⁄4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 lb. zucchini
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil


  • For pesto sauce: Combine basil, garlic oil, and pine nuts in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Add extra-virgin olive oil, cheese, 1⁄8 teaspoon salt, and 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper and process until fully incorporated and smooth.
  • Use a “spiralizer” or spiral slicer, and follow directions or use a vegetable peeler to make long, thin ribbons of zucchini.
  • Heat olive oil in a medium sauté pan. Add zucchini noodles, 1⁄8 teaspoon salt, and 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper to pan and stir 3 to 5 minutes, or until noodles are just tender. Toss with pesto sauce, and serve.