Lemon Basil Pesto & Raw Zucchini Pasta

pasta 3I love Zucchini Pasta! I feel so decadent eating it, yet all I am having is delicious sauce and a whole zucchini. So if you are ever looking for that perfect “guilt free” meal, here you go! We love Pesto in my house and here is a new take on my usual.

Lemon Basil Pesto & Raw Zucchini Pasta

3-4 servings

2 cups packed fresh basil
2 cloves of garlic
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
¼- ½ cup raw pine nuts
2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon of fresh lemon zest
2 heaping tablespoons nutritional yeast
¾-1 teaspoons sea salt
4 medium zucchini
either sun-dried tomatoes or grape tomatoes

1. In a food processor combine the garlic, basil, lemon juice, lemon zest, salt and oil and process until smooth. Add pine nuts and nutritional yeast and process.

2. If you are using non-organic zucchini peel them, if not just go ahead and spiralize all the zucchini or use a vegetable peeler. Use paper towels to blot the zucchini in order to remove some of the moisture.

3. Plate the zucchini pasta and pesto with tomatoes and serve.pasta 2pasta 1

5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. urbanmoose
    Jun 14, 2009 @ 19:57:20

    Wow, that looks absolutely delicious 🙂 Thanks for sharing!


  2. Marisa (trim the fat)
    Jun 15, 2009 @ 07:25:06

    I love that! Looks delicious 🙂


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