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Pesto Zoodles with Tomatoes

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When warmer weather hits, the last thing you want to do is heat up your house cooking a meal. These no-cook pesto zoodles are the perfect light and healthy dish for summer. Just spiralize zucchini, toss in pesto and top with tomatoes, Parmesan cheese, and fresh basil. Have leftover grilled chicken or shrimp on hand? Toss it in for added protein.

Nutrition Tip: A cup of zucchini noodles has nearly all the vitamin C children need in a day.

Pesto Zoodles with Tomatoes

Pesto Zoodles with Tomatoes

When warmer weather hits the last thing you want to do is heat up your house cooking a meal. These no-cook pesto zoodles are the perfect light and healthy dish for summer. Just spiralize zucchini, toss in pesto and top with tomatoes, Parmesan cheese and fresh basil. Have leftover grilled chicken or shrimp on hand? Toss it in for added protein.

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 large zucchini
  • 1/4 cup pesto
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil

Instructions

  1. Spiralize zucchini using a spiralizing tool. Place on paper towel-lined plate and let sit 10 minutes to absorb excess moisture.
  2. Toss zoodles with pesto. Divide between 2 bowls and top with tomatoes, cheese and basil.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129Total Fat: 9gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 298mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 6g

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Amanda Keefer

Amanda’s marketing, public relations and community outreach experience spans 20 years. She is the mom of two girls and two boxer dogs. You can hear her as the host of the Healthy Family Project podcast, find her cooking alongside her girls in videos on the Produce for Kids Instagram feed or spot her out volunteering with her family. When not in the office, Amanda can be found with her family on the tennis courts or at the dance studio.

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