A simple, 5 ingredient, creamy vegan zucchini pesto and noodles recipe using only wholesome ingredients!
Zucchini is inexpensive, accessible and a great vegetable to work with. Here we’ll be using it for both the pesto and the noodles.
Creamy Zucchini Pesto with Noodles
Healthy and delicious, the zucchini pesto is amazing and would be great for pesto pizza or as a sandwich spread!
The zucchini noodles are light and surprisingly satisfying. As well as being low in calories and fat, zucchini contains beta carotene, folate and vitamin A, as well as containing fiber and protein.
This recipe is almost raw, but can be made raw, and is super simple to put together. Truth be told this was my first time making an almost raw dish using raw ‘noodles’ and I must say it came out better than expected!
For More Zucchini Noodle Inspiration
- Thai Rainbow Zucchini Noodle Bowl + Crispy Tofu
- Simple Zucchini Pasta Salad
- Zucchini Pasta + Creamy Avocado-Cucumber Sauce
CREAMY ZUCCHINI PESTO WITH ‘NOODLES’
A simple 5 ingredient, creamy vegan zucchini pesto and noodles recipe using only wholesome ingredients!
- Prep Time: 20 min
- Total Time: 20 min
- Yield: Serves 2
- Category: Entree, Raw
- Cuisine: Vegan
- 2 zucchini (1 per person), cucumber would be good too
Pesto (serves two)
- 2 small zucchini or one large
- 2 cups fresh basil
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 1/2 teaspoon himalayan salt, or to taste
Noodles: Use a spiralizer to create the ‘noodle’ effect, or you can julienne them. Both ways are great but I do highly recommend the spiralizer if you intend on making raw ‘noodles’ often. It’s really fun and easy to use.
Pesto: Cut zucchini into 1-inch chunks. Steam chunks over boiling water for about 3 minutes, or until just tender when pierced with a sharp knife. I kept mine a little stiff, I wanted this to be as raw as possible.
Place all ingredients in food processor/blender and process until finely chopped.
Serve: Mix your ‘noodles’ with the pesto and serve with halved cherry tomatoes and a sprinkle of almond parmesan.