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Zucchini Noodles with Lime Pesto
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Zucchini Noodles with Lime Pesto

These zucchini noodles with lime pesto are gluten-free, low carb, and packed with flavor! Perfect for an easy vegan side dish that requires no cooking at all.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Italian
Diet: Diabetic
Keyword: dinner recipes, easy pasta recipes, zoodles
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 282kcal
Author: Diabetic Foodie


  • 3 garlic cloves (peeled)
  • cups fresh basil leaves
  • ½ cup pine nuts
  • Zest and juice of 1 small lime
  • Pinch Kosher salt
  • A few grinds of fresh black pepper
  • ¼ cup olive oil (extra virgin)
  • 3 large zucchini (rinsed, dried, and spiralized or julienned)
  • 6 Campari tomatoes (quartered)


  • While the food processor is running, add the garlic cloves.
    3 garlic cloves
  • Turn off the machine, then add the basil, pine nuts, lime zest, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Pulse until everything is finely chopped, scraping down the sides at least once.
    1½ cups fresh basil leaves, ½ cup pine nuts, Zest and juice of 1 small lime, Pinch Kosher salt, A few grinds of fresh black pepper
  • Turn the food processor back on and slowly pour the olive oil through the tube until a thick paste forms. Turn off the food processor.
    ¼ cup olive oil
  • Use a spiralizer to turn the zucchini into noodles.
    3 large zucchini
  • In a large bowl, toss the zucchini noodles and tomatoes.
    6 Campari tomatoes
  • Add a couple of tablespoons of pesto and mix well. Continue adding pesto until you reach your desired creaminess.


This recipe is for 4 servings of pesto zoodles.
If you can't find campari tomatoes, substitute cherry tomatoes and cut them in half.
If you have leftover spiralized zucchini, don't toss with the pesto. Store in an airtight container lined with paper towels in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
Leftover pesto will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for about 2 weeks.


Calories: 282kcal | Carbohydrates: 15.6g | Protein: 5.4g | Fat: 22.8g | Saturated Fat: 2.8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 37.3mg | Potassium: 717.3mg | Fiber: 6.1g | Sugar: 7.1g | Net carbs: 9.5g