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Low Carb / Keto Zucchini Noodles with Pesto. 3 net Carbs

Updated: Sep 25, 2019

Turn your zucchini into noodles and toss with fresh basil pesto. A fresh and healthy meal in minutes

low carb Zucchini Noodles with Pesto


· 4 small zucchini, ends trimmed

· 2 cups packed fresh basil leaves

· 2 cloves garlic

· 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil

· 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

· 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

· Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste

· Shrimp ,cherry or grape tomatoes, optional


1. Use a julienne peeler or mandoline to slice the zucchini into noodles. Set aside.

2. Combine the basil and garlic in a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped. Slowly add the olive oil in a constant stream while the food processor is on. Stop the machine and scrape down the sides of the food processor with a rubber spatula. Add the lemon juice and Parmesan cheese. Pulse until blended. Season with salt and pepper.

3. Combine the zucchini noodles and pesto. Toss until zucchini noodles are well coated. Top with tomatoes, if using. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Note-if you want to cook the zucchini noodles, you can. Just add the zucchini pesto noodles to a skillet and sauté them up over medium heat. It only takes a few minutes.

Low Carb Basic Zoodles recipe


2-3, medium sized Zucchini cut into noodles.

2 / tsp of kosher salt


Place Zoodles onto a sheet pan sprinkle with salt and toss to distribute salt.

Let sit for 20 t0 30 minutes

Transfer zoodles onto a clean dish towel, gather up corners in one hand and use the other to wring out as much water as possible. May have to be done in batches

Use right away or put in fridge for later use

Nutrition Facts Servings 4.0 Amount Per Serving calories 122 % Daily Value * Total Fat 11 g 17 % Saturated Fat 2 g 9 % Monounsaturated Fat 8 g Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g Trans Fat 0 g Cholesterol 2 mg 1 % Sodium 345 mg 14 % Potassium 307 mg 9 % Total Carbohydrate 4 g 1 % Dietary Fiber 1 g 5 % Sugars 3 g Protein 2 g 5 % Vitamin A 13 % Vitamin C 34 % Calcium 27 % Iron 2 % * The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

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