Raw Zucchini Noodles with Lemony Avocado Pesto

Fresh and creamy, with a zingy zip, you won’t be missing the pasta after your first bite of these raw zucchini noodles with lemony avocado pesto. {Raw, vegan, gluten-free, low-carb, paleo, delicious!}Raw Zucchini Noodles w: Lemony Avocado Pesto So this is the first dish I created with my new Paderno Veggie Spiralizer. Oh, my, yum. As pretty as these noodles are though, I’m glad you didn’t see my very first veggies noodle attempt with a carrot.

Not so pretty on my first attempt, although I finally got the hang of it.

Kind of.

I swear that if there had been hidden camera in my house, I would have been the poster child for a bunch of dumb blond raw carrot noodle making jokes…

How many blondes does it take to make one batch of raw carrot noodles…?

But these zucchini noodles?

SO easy!

Raw Zucchini NoodlesAnd the brilliant thing about these veggie noodles is that you can top them with anything you might  put on top of pasta.

Like my super yummy homemade Kale Pesto

Kale Pesto

Or my favorite homemade Greek Salsa with tomatoes and fresh oregano…

Greek Salsa with Tomatos and Fresh OreganoAnd, my latest healthy and delicious creation, Lemony Avocado Pesto

Lemony Avocado PestoSO good!!!

Raw Zucchini Noodles with Lemony Avocado Pesto

Total Time: 8 minutes

Yield: 1 serving

These raw zucchini noodles with lemony avocado pesto, are just the thing when you're craving something lighter than pasta, yet equally delicious!

Ingredients

  • 2 zucchini, ends cut off, and cut into spiral noodles with a spiralizer OR shredded with a grater or food processor
  • 1/2 avocado, peeled
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts, plus extra for garnish
  • 1/2 clove garlic
  • Juice from 1/4 of a lemon
  • 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
  • fresh ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Make the zucchini "noodles" using a spiralizer {affiliate link}, grater, or food processor with the grater attachment and set aside.
  2. Make the pesto in a food processor or blender by combining all the remaining ingredients until well-blended, scraping the sides as needed.
  3. Mix the pesto into the zucchini noodles and top with additional pine nuts if desired.

Notes

Raw, vegan, and naturally gluten-free.

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Raw Zucchini Noodles with  Lemony Avocado Pesto

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Comments

  1. I’ve been meaning to purchase a spiralizer..not so sure why I’m still without. This looks like the perfect summer side dish to take to a picnic. Served alongside salmon or shrimp and I’m a happy camper. Hope you had a wonderful fourth of July weekend!

    • A picnic sounds wonderful Min-on my daughter’s bucket list for the summer :-) Can’t wait to see what you create with a spiralizer if you get one-no doubt it will be seriously delicious! My 4th of July weekend was absolutely perfect-hope yours was too {in Korea still?}

  2. Love how creamy the avocado makes your pesto sauce. Great idea! And fun with zucchini noodles.

  3. love love love the idea of the avocado pesto. I pretty much want to put that on everything! Must try!

  4. This looks DELICIOUS! I’ve got to get myself a spiralizer so I can try this!

  5. I bought a small spiralizer that I’ve yet to get working. I tried to skimp on price, and now I’m going to end up paying double. I have a ton of zucchini coming in my garden and would love to make this recipe, so I’m off to Amazon to buy a new one.

    • Officially envious of all your zucchini Kristi! Sorry you got a bum spiralizer the first time around :-( I hope the spiralizing Gods are on your side the 2nd time around :-)

  6. This looks fab, EA! Love zucchini noodles.

  7. Love the colours and the textures! I wish I had a spiralizer but a vegetable peeler will have to do for now- yum!

  8. A spiralizer has been on my wish list for a long time, I think I might just have to get it now :).

  9. I love making veggie noodles and zucchini noodles are one of my favorites! I have to try your lemony avocado pesto the next time I make some.

  10. I do a lemony avocado pasta thingy too – but not with yummy zucchini noodles. Must get me a spiralizer. I’ve been put off getting one as they are a bit of a fiddle and kind of plasticky, but everyone swears that doesn’t matter when you have a pile of beautiful vegetable noodles to plunder. Would you recommend this brand, EA?

    • Hi Kellie! Yes-you must get a spiralizer as I imagine you would make all sorts of yummy things with one :-) To answer your question, I would definitely recommend this brand (got the recommendation of of the Inspiralized website) with two caveats…1. I have never tried another one, so nothing to compare it with, and 2). I really did have some problems getting the carrot to work, although now that I know how, I think it will get much easier, and Big Tex ate all his spiralized carrots, so that’s worth it’s weight in gold :-)

  11. Oh my, EA! That crunch… that creaminess… that lemony zing… I swear I can almost taste it.

  12. Yum! I just bought a spiralizer the other month and am always on the lookout for some recipe inspiration! I bet the lemon adds such a nice flavor!

  13. Hubby and I have been trying to eat lighter, fresher and more raw food meals and your pretty and fresh looking plate looks just the job! Clearly we won’t be compromising on any taste level with this dish…so you think I could use a julienne contraption for the courgette? X

    • Absolutely you could make your “noodles” any which way you choose Deena :-) The great thing about this dish, is that it is “light” and healthy, yet completely satisfying at the same time. I hope you and your hubby enjoy it!

  14. I have seen images where zucchini is used as noodles, and love this. Your recipe sounds amazing and such a perfect Summer recipe. I would love this for my lunch when traveling! Hope you are doing well! Sending Hugs, Terra

  15. this is fun and love the presentation

  16. That lemon avocado pesto is genius! And I hate that you take such beautiful pictures! :) Makes me wanna go grab my screen lols! Cheers on a great recipe!

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