Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Zoodles

May 6, 2016

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Zoodles


There is a bunch of zoodle recipes on this website: Lemon garlic chicken zoodles, Avocado pesto zoodles, Butter zoodles with herbs, Zoodles aglio olio e peperoncino, Pad Thai Zoodles, Zoodle Pie, Zoodles with Marinara Sauce, and Zoodle Bake.
All of which are pretty darn fantastic, and yet this one might be my absolute favorite.

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto


To be honest I think that with this recipe I might have discovered a new food match made in heaven.
Like apple and cinnamon, garlic and butter, chocolate and chili, salt and caramel, watermelon and feta, scallops and bacon, tomato and basil...I think you’ve got the idea.
There’s something about sun-dried tomato pesto and zucchini noodles THAT.JUST.WORKS.
Some foods just complement each other so perfectly that they become traditional pairings used in households and restaurants all around the world: this might be one of those cases.

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Zoodles


The sun-dried tomatoes have a deep tomato flavor, which pairs well with fresh basil. Garlic adds a nice bite to the pesto. Then, the flavors of the pesto are rounded out by salty and nutty Romano and parmesan cheeses. The mixture of all these flavors creates a full-bodied, flavor packed pesto which goes perfectly, let’s stress it out a bit more P.E.R.F.E.C.T.L.Y., with the freshness and crunchiness of zoodles.

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Zoodles


Thank goodness both elements of this glorious food match are healthy, because it gives just another excuse to eat seconds, thirds, even fourths. OK, you can literally stuff your face with these Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Zoodles and you won’t feel guilty about it. Trust.

Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto Zoodles                                                                                                   Print this recipe!

Ingredients
Serves 4

6 medium-large zucchini
1 cup sun-dried tomato pesto (use this recipe)

Directions

Make sun-dried tomato pesto with this recipe.
Using a spiralizer create zucchini noodles (always read the directions for your spiral slicer as they vary by brand - I use this spiralizer). If you don't have a spiralizer use a regular vegetable peeler to vertically peel long, thin strips of the zucchini. This will form more of a wider "noodle" from the zucchini, like fettuccini.
Place the zoodles in a covered microwave safe dish and microwave them on high for about 2 minutes. Alternatively, you can cook them in boiling water for 2 minutes.
Transfer zoodles to a large serving bowl, add pesto, and mix well.
Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese and serve!

Nutrition facts

One serving yields 286 calories, 24 grams of fat, 13 grams of carbs, and 8 grams of protein.

18 comments:

  1. This looks so delicious. Thank you for sharing:)

    AGNESE www.theblogness.com

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  2. I finally got on the zoodle train! Love trying different sauces and definitely putting this on my list.

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    1. Welcome on the zoodle train Bianca! ;)

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  3. This looks amazing and I can't wait to try it! Thanks for all of your great recipes - everything I have made is delicious :)

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    1. That's awesome, I'm so glad you liked all the recipes! :D

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  4. I just adore recipes where I can stuff my face with 'em - guilt-free! P.S. that sun-dried tomato pesto sounds insanely awesmazing, my friend!
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Guilt free + stuff yo' face = awesmazing!

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  5. Will definitely try that - I wonder how well it will go on butternut squash 'noodles", my latest addiction....

    gotta experiment!

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    1. If you do try it, please report back Sally :)

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    2. Reporting for duty!

      here is my post, with a link-back-at-ya!

      https://bewitchingkitchen.com/2016/07/08/zucchini-noodles-with-sundried-tomato-pesto/

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  6. Sun-Dried Tomatoes are some of my favorites! Soooooooo flavorful :) This dish with a little chicken on top - PERFECTION!

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    1. Or maybe you can skip the chicken and try it as it... ;)

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  7. I got out of the zucchini noodle groove, but now the temps are warming up outside, I'd be down to get back on the train!!

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    1. You absolutely need to get back on the zoodle bandwagon. It's a must!

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  8. This looks amazing! Ingredients are now on my shopping list for the weekend. Thank you!

    Robyn | <a href="http://www.robynlouiiise.com>RobynLouiiise</a>

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    1. If you do make it, please report back!

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  9. I made this two weeks ago and I've made it 3 times since! (Used cashews instead of almonds though) Amazing recipe!!! Absolutely love it! Bravo good sir!

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