These lemony zucchini noodles with avocado pesto are the ultimate healthy comfort food! Naturally gluten free and vegan, they’re delicious for a light dinner, or paired with your favorite protein for a nourishing lunch. Yum!

Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Pesto So this is the first dish I created with my new Paderno Veggie Spiralizer. Oh, my, yum. As pretty as these zucchini noodles are though, I’m glad you didn’t see my very first veggie noodle attempt with a carrot.

Not so pretty, 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? They’re SO easy to make, and super versatile too!

Zucchini Noodles

The brilliant thing about these zucchini noodles is that you can top them with anything you might  put on top of pasta.

Like my super yummy homemade Kale Pesto, or my favorite Greek Salsa with tomatoes and fresh oregano.

Or, my latest healthy and delicious creation, this creamy, dreamy Lemony Avocado Pesto

Lemony Avocado Pesto SO good!!!

Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Pesto

Easy Vegan Zucchini Noodles with Avocado Pesto

These easy vegan zucchini noodles with avocado pesto are just the thing when you're craving something lighter than pasta, yet equally delicious! Enjoy them alone for a light dinner, or pair them with your favorite protein for a nourishing lunch.
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Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 1 serving


  • 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


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


Raw, vegan, and naturally gluten-free.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 250kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14g | Sodium: 234mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 10g
EA Stewart, RD | Registered Dietitian Nutritionist
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Mediterranean
Diet Gluten Free, Paleo, Vegan
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