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Easy Zucchini Noodles with Pesto (Almond)
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Zucchini Noodles with Pesto Recipe

Super delicious zucchini noodles with pesto that is made from basil and almonds.
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond, pesto, zucchini
Servings: 4
Calories: 420kcal
Author: Love Keil


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  • First sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon of salt over zucchini noodles and place them in a colander over a bowl. Let sit & drain for 30 minutes. Squeeze the juice out of zucchini noddles and pat dry.
  • While the zucchini noodles are draining, preheat the oven to 400F.
  • Place almonds on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake for 6-8 minutes or until golden and a nice toasty aroma. Be careful not to burn them.
  • After, transfer the toasted almonds to a food processor. Pulse few times until coarse pieces. Try not to over mix or else it will turn into almond butter.
  • Now, into the food proccessor with almonds add basil, cheese, oil, garlic, black pepper and remaining 1/2 teaspoon sea salt. Pulse until pesto texture. If needed scrap the pesto down and pulse more for even almond pesto texture.
  • Using a large skillet, heat avocado oil over medium/high heat, add zucchini noodles and cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring few times.
  • Pour almond pesto over the top. Mix and cook for 1 more minute or until heated thru. Serve immediately with Oven Baked Salmon. Enjoy!



  • Make pesto & zucchini noodles separately ahead of time, store it in airtight containers inside the fridge, cook right before serving.
  • It is best to eat zucchini noodles right after you make them. 
  • Substitute almonds with pine nuts or sunflower seeds.
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Recipe is from Maya Krampf's New Cookbook called The Wholesome Yum Easy Keto Cookbook.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 420kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 42g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 587mg | Potassium: 547mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1090IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 154mg | Iron: 1mg