Zucchini Noodles with Pistachio Pesto

5 from 1 vote

An interesting and health-conscious twist on a classic pesto with pasta dish.

If you’re looking for something quick and healthy, this recipe for Zucchini Noodles with Pistachio Pesto is just what you need! It literally takes only minutes to prepare, but the flavors are complex and fresh. It’s an interesting and health-conscious twist on a classic pesto with pasta dish.

This pesto is simple enough to whip up on a busy weeknight for a side dish, but sophisticated enough to serve at a dinner with friends. It would be great topped by grilled salmon, or even with some grilled chicken sliced up and added in. It’s versatile enough that you could do any number of things with it!

5 from 1 vote

Zucchini Noodles with Pistachio Pesto

With wonderful flavors and healthy ingredients, this dish will be a hit at the dinner table.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 0.25 of recipe
Course Condiment, Dinner
Cuisine American
Author SkinnyMs.


  • 1/2 cup pistachios
  • 1 cup basil leaves fresh
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup parmigiano reggiano cheese low-fat, grated
  • 4 zucchini large


  • In a food processor or a blender, pulse together pistachios, basil, and lemon juice until the nuts are finely chopped. Add extra-virgin olive oil and salt and pulse until well combined. Add Parmigiano Reggiano and pulse again.
  • Spiralize zucchini and toss with pistachio pesto. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 0.25of recipe | Calories: 311kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 313mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 10g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 11
Keywords Gluten-Free, Low-Carb, Quick and Easy

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Looking for more yummy ways to prepare zucchini noodles? Try our Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Red Pepper Sauce or Cheesy Mushroom & Zucchini Pasta.

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