Experience the delight of Pesto Zucchini Ribbon Pasta – a perfect blend of fresh zucchini ribbons and flavorful pesto sauce. This dish is not only delicious but also a healthy alternative to traditional pasta.
Pesto Zucchini Ribbon Pasta
- 2 large zucchinis, spiralized into ribbons
- 1 cup fresh basil leaves
- 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/3 cup pine nuts
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan for topping
- Spiralize the zucchinis into ribbons and set aside.
- In a food processor, combine basil, grated Parmesan, pine nuts, and garlic. Pulse until finely chopped.
- With the processor running, slowly add the olive oil until the pesto reaches a smooth consistency. Season with salt and pepper.
- In a large pan, sauté the zucchini ribbons until just tender.
- Toss the zucchini ribbons with the pesto sauce and cherry tomatoes until well coated.
- Serve the Pesto Zucchini Ribbon Pasta topped with freshly grated Parmesan.
Prep time: 15 minutes | Cook time: 5 minutes | Total time: 20 minutes
Nutritional Information (per serving): Calories: 320, Fat: 28g, Carbohydrates: 10g, Protein: 8g