* 2 cups tightly packed fresh basil
* ½ cup walnuts or pine nuts
* 2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped
* ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil
* 1 pinch sea salt and freshly ground pepper, plus more to taste
* 1 tablespoon lemon juice
* 3 tablespoons nutritional yeast
1. Place the basil, walnuts or pine nuts, and garlic in a food processor fitted with the S blade. Pulse to combine, until the mixture is coarsely ground.
2. Turn the motor on and drizzle the olive oil in a thin stream. Add the sea salt, pepper, lemon, and nutritional yeast, and pulse a few more times to combine.
* Two tablespoons pesto
* 1 zucchini or prepared zoodles
* chopped baby tomatoes
1. Make your zoodles with spiralizer or prepare store brought.
2. Heat a non-stick pan on low to medium heat. Once pan is heated place zoodles on the pan and warm them up for 1-3 minutes (depending on your stove).
3. Add pesto into pan and mix well into the zoodles, until all are equally covered.
4. Top your zoodles with baby tomatoes and coriander. Enjoy!
I used a spiralizer to make my zoodles. You can find zucchini noodles in most supermarkets if you don’t have a spiralizer. Recently I have been looking up recipes I can make for simple lunches or dinners. I also wanted to find some school lunch ideas since holidays are over. Many of the recipes I found involved pesto. I decided to make a pesto with zucchini noodles. At first, I wasn’t sure if I would like pesto or not because I’ve only ever had tomato sauce with my pasta or zucchini noodles. I am so glad I tried this recipe out, it’s perfect for a summer meal. Unfortunately its winter here in Australia so basil was really hard to find (very expensive as well). I was lucky that my mum bought me a bunch of basil to make this pesto. I kept finding pesto recipes with cheese, my body doesn’t feel too well with dairy so I wanted to find an alternative. I am happy with the outcome of this pesto and love the nutritional yeast flavours. I hope you all try this recipe since it’s definitely a new favourite of mine. #marvelasious #zoodles #veganpesto