Zucchini Noodles with Everything Pesto and Fried Eggs

  • prep time25 min
  • total time 35 min
  • serves 2

These zucchini noodles are mixed with creamy pesto and then topped with fried eggs. It’s an easy, light and healthy, meatless weeknight dinner that is paleo-friendly!

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Directions for: Zucchini Noodles with Everything Pesto and Fried Eggs


Everything Pesto

¼ cup + 2 Tbsp pine nuts, toasted

1 cup lightly packed fresh herbs of choice (I used basil)

2 scallions, trimmed and roughly chopped

1 clove garlic, crushed

¼ tsp flaky sea salt, or more to taste

3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

1 tsp fresh lime or lemon juice

Squash Noodles and Fried Eggs

2 - 3 lb(s) zucchini, summer squash or cousa squash, julienned or spiralized (I used zucchini)

½ tsp flaky sea salt, or more to taste

3 tsp ghee or extra-virgin olive oil

Freshly ground black pepper

2 large eggs


Everything Pesto

1. Pulse 1/4 cup of the pine nuts, the herbs, scallion, garlic and salt in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Add in the olive oil and lime juice and pulse again, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Taste the pesto and add more salt if desired.

Squash Noodles and Fried Eggs

1. Put the squash in colander lined with paper towels. Toss with 1/2 tsp of salt and set aside for a few minutes so the salt can draw some of the moisture out of the squash.

2. Heat 1 tsp of the ghee in a large skillet with a lid over over medium-high heat . Add the squash noodles and cook, tossing frequently, until cooked to your liking. Take it off the heat and add the pesto. Toss to combine, and season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover the skillet to leave the noodles hot while you make the eggs.

3. Heat the remaining 2 tsps of ghee in a medium-sized skillet over medium heat, and fry the eggs until cooked to your liking.

4. Divide the noodles between 2 plates. Top each pile of noodles with a fried egg and 1 Tablespoon of pine nuts. Serve immediately.

Source and Credits

Courtesy of Taylor Kiser of foodfaithfitness.com

See more: Eggs/Dairy, Herbs, Lunch, Vegetables, Vegetarian


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