Spinach Pesto Zoodles with Cherry Tomatoes - Slender Kitchen
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196
Calories 
15g
Carbs 
13g
Fat 
8g
Protein 
4
Weight Watchers® SmartPoints™
(5 PointsPlus®)

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Recipe

Zucchini noodles or "zoodles" are defintiely here to stay as spiralized vegetables and lower carb pasta options grow in popularity.  Personally, I couldn't be happier about that.  I absolutely love the vegetable noodle trend and use my spiralizer at least once or twice a week.  This simple recipe for spinach pesto zoodles is made with a homemade pesto using spinach, basil, almonds, Parmesan, lemon, and olive oil.  It's then tossed with zucchini noodles and cherry tomatoes.  It can be served hot or cold and makes a great side dish or base for lean proteins like chicken, shrimp, and tofu.  Although it will taste great for a few days, it will become a bit brown so I usually try use it all for one meal or have a plan to use it the next day for lunch. 

Prep Time

Spinach Pesto Zoodles with Cherry Tomatoes

44
Prep Time: 
Cook Time: 
Total Time: 

Ingredients

6
  • 6 U zucchini
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes
  • 2 cups basil
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 U garlic clove
  • 1 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. water (or broth)
  • Salt and pepper

Nutritional Facts

Serving Size: 
1 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 196
Calories from Fat 120
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g
20%
Saturated Fat 3g
12%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 3mg
1%
Sodium 119mg
5%
Total Carbohydrate 15g
5%
Dietary Fiber 5g
19%
Sugars 10g
Protein 8g

Directions

  1. Using a spiralizer, knife, or mandolin to slice the zucchini into noodles.
  2. In a food processor pulse together the basil, spinach, almonds, cheese, garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, water, salt, and pepper. If the mixture is to thick, add additional water 1 tablespoon at a time.
  3. Toss together the zucchini noodles, pesto, and cherry tomatoes. This can be served raw or cooked. To cook, add everything to a skillet and cook for 3-5 minutes until zucchini is tender.
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Spinach Pesto Zoodles with Cherry Tomatoes
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