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zucchini noodles with cherry tomatoes in a silver bowl

Pesto Zucchini Noodles

This Pesto Zucchini Noodles recipe is a fabulous low carb, healthy dish that is so quick to make with just 4 ingredients. Serve with baked or grilled chicken breasts, shrimp, or fish for a complete meal.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 195kcal


  • 3 medium zucchini
  • ¼- ⅓ cup basil pesto
  • 1 cup Cherry tomatoes
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil or coconut oil


  • Slice the zucchini into noodles using a spiralizer or mandolin slider.
  • Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a large saute pan. Add the zucchini noodles and saute for 3-4 minutes over medium high heat.
  • Transfer the zoodles to a serving bowl and add the basil pesto and tomatoes
  • Toss to coat well.


  • Top with parmesan cheese or nutritional yeast.
  • Add chicken or shrimp for a protein-packed meal.
  • Add sliced onions or sliced scallions.
  • Add 1-2 cloves of minced garlic cloves if you're a garlic lover.
  • Add about a tablespoon of lemon juice for a little citrus flavor.
  • Add sliced almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds or pine nuts. (Toast them for a yummy crunch by heating them in a pan for for about 5 minutes over medium heat.)
  • Top with crushed red pepper flakes to kick it up a notch, if desired.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 195kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 349mg | Potassium: 383mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1025IU | Vitamin C: 26.3mg | Calcium: 82mg | Iron: 0.8mg