Zucchini Noodle Pasta

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  • prep time 10 min
  • total time 20 min
  • serves 2
Zucchini Noodle Pasta

Wondering what to do for date night? Your gluten-free prayers have been answered, with a healthy side of yum! Courtesy of Amanda Riva of The Hot Plate.

Vegetarian, Italian, Main, Nuts


2 zucchinis, julienned

¼ cup + 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons pine nuts

¼ cup Parmesan cheese plus additional for garnish

1 clove garlic

¼ cup parsley

¾ cup fresh basil leaves

1 cup prepared tomato sauce, warm

salt and pepper


1. In a food processor, pulse together pine nuts, cheese, garlic, parsley and basil. Drizzle in all but 1 teaspoon olive oil and pulse until a smooth paste forms. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.

2. Heat remaining olive oil in a non-stick skillet. Add the zucchini noodles and cook for 2 minutes until slightly softened. Divide noodles between plates and top with tomato sauce and 2 tablespoons of prepared pesto. Garnish with parmesan cheese and a fresh sprig of basil.

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