Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Pesto

Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Pesto

Zucchini noodles with avocado pesto is a delicious and healthy alternative to traditional pasta. This recipe is perfect for those who are looking for a low-carb, gluten-free, and dairy-free option. The noodles are made from zucchini, which is spiralized to create a pasta-like texture. The avocado pesto is creamy and flavorful, making this dish a satisfying and healthy meal.

Personal Story

I love zucchini noodles with avocado pesto because it's a dish that always reminds me of summer. It's light, fresh, and so easy to make. When I first tried this recipe, I was a bit skeptical about using zucchini noodles instead of traditional pasta, but I was pleasantly surprised by how delicious it turned out. The avocado pesto adds a creamy and zesty flavor that complements the zucchini noodles perfectly. It's now one of my favorite go-to recipes, especially on hot summer days.


  • 4 medium zucchinis, spiralized
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Cooking Instructions

  1. In a food processor or blender, combine the avocado, pine nuts, basil, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil. Blend until smooth, adding more olive oil if necessary to achieve a creamy consistency. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  2. In a large skillet, heat up some olive oil over medium heat. Add the zucchini noodles and cook for 2-3 minutes or until they are tender but still slightly crunchy.
  3. Add the avocado pesto to the skillet with the zucchini noodles and toss until the noodles are coated in the pesto.
  4. Serve immediately, garnished with some extra basil leaves and pine nuts if desired.

Serving Suggestions

This dish is perfect for a light lunch or dinner. You can also serve it as a side dish alongside grilled chicken or fish. It's a great option for those who are looking for a low-carb, gluten-free, and dairy-free meal. You can also add some cherry tomatoes, roasted red peppers, or grilled vegetables to add some extra color and flavor to the dish. Enjoy!

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