I think I've found my new favorite pesto recipe and I'm so excited to share it with you.
I got a new toy, my spiralizer, and I love it! I made zucchini noodles a few years ago for my cookbook, but these came out so much prettier! Look how fun (and easy) this is...
I used both yellow and green squash to make these "noodles". You literally put the vegetable in one end, turn the crank and voila! it comes out curly and super cool. These noodles taste delicious and are low carb, low calorie, naturally gluten-free and vegan. My kind of perfect.
- 1 large yellow squash
- 1 large green squash zucchini
- 1 ¼ cups sundried tomatoes not in oil, chopped
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 ½ ounces pine nuts
- 3 tablespoons asiago cheese
- ¼ cup fresh basil leaves torn
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- Place sundried tomatoes in a small bowl and pour boiling water onto and let sit for 30 minutes.
- Place squash into the spiralizer or use a peeler and create long strips.
- Heat oil into a large saucepan over medium heat. Add squash and cook for 3-4 minutes until tender.
- Place the rest of the ingredients in a food processor or blender and pulse until smooth.
- Make sure to scare down the sides of the blender to incorporate all of the mixture.
- Place pesto onto of zucchini noodles and serve immediately. Top with extra asiago cheese of desired.
Just as with any pesto recipe, you can use whatever nuts or seeds you'd like (check out my Pumpkin Seed Pesto) and whatever cheese you like (my Simple Pesto recipe). Get creative because pesto is awesome any way it's prepared. Case closed. I haven't met a pesto I didn't love.
What kind of pesto is YOUR favorite? Have great day!
this was such an easy and amazing recipe, thank you so much for sharing!
This is delicious! I am blown away by the flavor of the pesto. I put the tips on making zoodles to good use also!
So happy you liked it too!
This is a very helpful recipe! Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe! Will surely have this again! It's really easy to make and it tasted so delicious!
Thanks for stopping by Allyssa!
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I saw this recipe and instantly ordered the spiralizer you suggested. It's awesome, and so is this recipe 🙂
Awesome Julie! I hope you like it as much as I do! 🙂
I love my spiralizer too, it's gotten so much action since I picked it up. So far the only sauces on it have been green pestos and tomato sauce but but now I need to try it with sun dried- tomato pesto. Yum!
Thank you Susan!
I really need to pull the trigger on a spiralizer -- this looks so amazing!
Thank you Rachel! You need to get one soon 🙂
Rose | The Clean Dish
YUM!! I make zucchini noodles all the time but I have never had them with sun dried tomato pesto. Great idea for a quick and easy dinner (or lunch). Love it!! 🙂
Thank you Rose!
I love to make basil pesto, but sun dried tomato sounds yummy! I have a gift card to Williams Sonoma and I think a spiralizer is calling my name...
Go for it Shaina! XO
Love these noodles! So healthy! I need that too you have!
Thank you Angie!
Stephanie @ Back For Seconds
Now I need one of these! This is just too fun!
They really are so much fun Stephanie!
This looks so beautiful! I want some right now and it is only breakfast!
You can totally eat this for breakfast Ginny! 😉
Amanda ( The Kitcheneer)
I LOVE my spiralizer! I use it all the time! This pesto looks great I will put it on my zucchini noodles next time I make it!
I hope you like it Amanda!! 🙂
I love using zucchini noodles. However, I bought a different spiralizer on the advice of a different health blogger, and I don't love mine. The only size option is tiny (much like angel hair pasta....maybe even smaller) so it tears & breaks so easily when tossing with sauce/pesto. It also spiralizes the entire squash at once -- including the center, which makes the result very watery. I love the size of this one so much more! Does it also let you stop before you get to the watery, seedy center? Thanks so much!
I highly recommend this one Judy! The noodles comes out more like a spaghetti than an angel hair. I hope you like it!