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Easy Zucchini Noodles with Pesto (Almond)

Zucchini Noodles with Pesto (Almond)

Super delicious Zucchini Noodles with Pesto, made of basil and almonds – is brought to you by Maya Krampf’s New Cookbook called The Wholesome Yum Easy Keto Cookbook.

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Cooking zucchini noodles and pesto is super easy, scroll down to see it for yourself.

Easy Zucchini Noodles with Pesto (Almond)

Quick Notes

  • 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.

Spiralized zucchini noddles.

How to Make Zucchini Noddles

To make zucchini noddles, spiralize zucchini using spiralizer.  Then sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon of salt over zucchini noodles and place them in a colander over a bowl.

Zucchini noddles salted and draining.

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.

Toasted almonds inside the food processor, pulsed few times.

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.

Basil, cheese, almonds and garlic inside the food processor.

Now, into the food processor with almonds add basil, cheese, oil, garlic, black pepper and remaining 1/2 teaspoon sea salt.

Almond pesto is ready for zucchini noddles.

Pulse until pesto texture. If needed, scrap the pesto down and pulse more for even almond pesto texture.

Zucchini noddles cooking in the skillet.

How to Cook Zucchini Noodles

To cook zucchini noodles, using a large skillet, heat avocado oil over medium/high heat, add zucchini noodles and cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring few times.

Zucchini Noodles Recipe with Pesto

Pour almond pesto over the top. Mix and cook for 1 more minute or until heated thru. Serve immediately with Oven Baked Salmon. Enjoy!

Serve with Main Dishes:

Loaded Mashed Potatoes

Super Juicy Oven Baked Chicken Wings

Oven Baked Boneless Skinless Chicken Thighs

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

Equipment

  • Countertop Spiralizer

Ingredients

  • 4 zucchini spiralized
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt divided into 1/4 teaspoon & 1/2 teaspoon
  • 1/3 cup raw almonds
  • 2 cups fresh basil
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese grated
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped few times
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil

Instructions

  • 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!

Notes

  • 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.
When YOU make this Zucchini Noodles Recipe PLEASE tag @munchkintimeblog on Instagram? We would LOVE to see your creation! Thank you!
 
Recipe is from Maya Krampf's New Cookbook called The Wholesome Yum Easy Keto Cookbook.

Nutrition

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

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Zucchini Noodles with Pesto Baked Salmon with garlic and lemon.

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1 Comment

  1. That pesto looks amazing!! I never made a version with almonds before but I will definitely be trying this one. A huge pasta fan though so will probably go that route instead of the zucchini noodles one 😉

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