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Avocado Basil Pesto Zucchini Noodles + Learn How I Eat & Exercise

Fabulous and healthy zucchini noodles with a quick and easy avocado basil pesto sauce. Enjoy with grilled chicken for a full meal.
Course Dinner, Gluten Free, Grain Free, Lunch, Salad, Vegetarian
Keyword pesto zucchini noodles
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 246 kcal
Author Monique of AmbitiousKitchen.com


  • 2 medium zucchini, ends trimmed
  • ½ cup packed fresh basil leaves
  • ½ large ripe avocado
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice (from 1 small lemon)
  • 3 tablespoons water, plus more if necessary
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese or goat cheese
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup sliced grape tomatoes


  1. Use a julienne peeler, mandolin or spiralizer and spiralize the zucchini into noodles. Add noodles to a large bowl.
  2. Add basil, avocado, garlic, pine nuts and lemon juice to a food processor and pulse for 20 seconds or until pesto is chopped. Add in water and process again until completely smooth. You may need to add more water to get it to your desired consistency; I like mine a little on the thicker side. 
  3. Transfer to a bowl with the zucchini noodles and toss the noodles until they are well coated. Top with tomatoes. Serve room temperature or chilled.
Nutrition Facts
Avocado Basil Pesto Zucchini Noodles + Learn How I Eat & Exercise
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 246 Calories from Fat 139
% Daily Value*
Fat 15.4g24%
Carbohydrates 23.8g8%
Fiber 7.9g33%
Sugar 8.1g9%
Protein 8.7g17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.