Low-Carb Zucchini Noodles

Whether you’re embracing a low-carb lifestyle or just looking to add more veggies to your diet, these Low-Carb Zucchini Noodles are a delightful and satisfying choice. With a burst of colors, flavors, and textures, this dish is not only visually appealing but also a wholesome treat for your taste buds.

Thinly spiraled zucchini noodles are the star of this recipe. Their mild flavor and crisp texture mimic traditional pasta while being much lighter and carb-conscious. Tossed in a vibrant pesto sauce that’s a blend of fresh basil, pine nuts, Parmesan cheese, and olive oil, these zucchini noodles take on a delightful herbal essence that complements their freshness perfectly.


  • 3 medium zucchinis, spiralized
  • 1 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Slice the garlic and lightly toast the pine nuts in a dry skillet over medium heat until golden.
  2. In a food processor, combine the basil, toasted pine nuts, garlic, and Parmesan cheese. Pulse until finely minced.
  3. With the food processor running, drizzle in the olive oil until the pesto is smooth. Season with salt and pepper.
  4. In a large bowl, toss the spiralized zucchini noodles with the freshly prepared pesto sauce until well-coated.
  5. Divide into serving bowls, and if desired, garnish with additional grated Parmesan cheese and pine nuts.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Yields: 2 servings

A delightful low-carb dish featuring zucchini noodles tossed in fresh basil pesto.

Nutrition information: Calories: 220 | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 18g

With every forkful of these Low-Carb Zucchini Noodles, you’ll relish the vibrant play of flavors and the guilt-free satisfaction of indulging in a nourishing dish. Whether enjoyed as a light lunch or a satisfying dinner, this recipe brings together the goodness of zucchini and the aromatic charm of homemade pesto. Embrace the low-carb lifestyle without compromising on taste!