OMGosh…life has been…well…different these last few weeks. Soon. We’ll discuss it soon. For now…..hey! It’s garden season! Woo hooo. I’m sad though that I won’t be repeating last years garden. I’m really going to miss it. But, I do hope to do a few containers; maybe some tomatoes and peppers. Plus, my asparagus, blueberry, black berry and strawberry plants from last year need tending. Not to mention, I am pretty sure there’s still potatoes out there which should grow a new batch this year. Or, so I’ve been told.
Even though most of us are just getting started on our gardens, the farmers market is stuffed with some wonderful produce.
Insert wonderful zucchini here. 🙂 By the way, this totally qualifies as a #FrugalFriday recipe!
Y’all know I got this fancy smancy spiralizer for Christmas and I’ve been dying to use it.
Well, I’m happy to report that I finally had a chance to use it.
Check out how pretty those zucchini noodles (zoodles turned out!)
I’d love to be able to tell you I made some fancy pesto to go with them. But, I didn’t. I repeated my past pesto recipe.
For this recipe I used two zucchini and spiralized them. I was actually quite surprised at how easy it was. My spiralizer isn’t super fancy. It doesn’t attach to my counter, have different blades or even a crank handle. Instead, I just stick the vegetable in the spiralizer and twist.
It’s quite an arm workout!
It gave me a nice big bowl of zoodles. I put a little olive oil in the pan, added the zoodles, some salt, pepper, onion powder and garlic powder. I didn’t cook them long because I wanted them to have a bit of a crunch and not be all mushy like zucchini can get sometimes if you cook it too long.
I made the pesto prior to zipping the noodles.
When the zoodles were done, I plated and added a few spoons of pesto. Then, I ‘tossed’ it.
I couldn’t ask for a better healthy meal.
Have you spiralized anything? I’d love for you to tell me about it.
Chenoa@F Is For Family says
I live zoodles and have never done pesto! Great recipe, can’t wait to try it.
Bernadette Callahan (@AimlessMoments) says
My son loves anything pasta or anything like pasta. Ill have to save this for him.
Barb @ A Life in Balance says
Dh and I are doing the #whole30. When we had spaghetti, we made pasta for the kids and tried making zucchini noodles for ourselves. I don’t think we have the right tool. Ours were really short.
I’ve noticed that some blades do cut shorter than others.
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
Those look really tasty! I’m always on the look out for a delicious low-carb substitute for noodles. Thanks!
Catherine S says
This looks really good. I have made zucchini noodles before, but not with a Spiralizer.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
I love zoodles! They are so good. I am going to have to try this 🙂
I love this! Zucchini is my #1 veggie, and I also love pesto! This marries perfectly for my palate!
Theresa @DearCreatives says
Looks so good. I want to try this recipe.
Shop with Me Mama (Kim) says
Yummy! I am going to have to try this. It looks so delicious!
I love pesto! It’s such a tasty alternative to a regular spaghetti sauce. It tastes especially fresh and bright on zoodles!
Zoodles are awesome! I love the idea of eating them with pesto.
winifred jac says
i didnt even need to read this to know that i would loooooove this recipe. my 3 year loves pesto sauce more than anything. it really is a weird obsession for a toddler but i love it too so i dont mind making it quite often. and ive said before that i definitely want a spiralizer.
There is noting in pesto that is bad. Olive oil is a good fat and its all vegetables! LOL
Marcie W. says
I have so many friends who have made zoodles and love them. I would be extremely interested in giving them a try and wonder what my kids would think.
Lyndsey Jones says
This looks really good. Zoodles is becoming quite popular for good reason. Thanks for the recipe link.
Genius idea! They look delicious. I may have to invest in a spiralizer soon!
Toni -| Boulder Locavore says
I have a Spiralized and love using it for vegetable noodles. This is a great time to make fresh pesto too! Love your recipe!
Seattle Travel Blogger says
These all look super tasty. I especially like the first one.
vanessa: BriteandBubbly says
This looks super tasty as I love pesto with a passion. I’d never heard of these before but I’m definitely going to check them out.
Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly says
I have never tried zoodles, but I love pasta so I will give it a go if I can find any good zucchini at my local supermarket.
Or a co-op or farmers market work too!
Shelley Mc says
I love pasta but I’ve never used a spiralizer before.
This post is definitely give me a push to get one though.
Simple models are really budget friendly!
Taylor S. says
I’m dying to get a spiralizer! This looks so delicious, too so I’ll bookmark this for later when I finally get a spiralizer!
Zucchinni noodles! OMG Mind blown I want!! I pinned this for later because I really want to try this!
Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert says
I have a spiral slicer too! I love how creative you can get with it!
Amy Desrosiers says
I love pesto and zucchini so I bet this would be a great recipe! I will have to make it for my family.
Debbie Denny says
Oh I have to make that. Looks like a great meal.
I have not spiralized anything yet, but from looking at your zoodles, I think I need to soon!
I have seen a few posts about spiralizers. I am tempted to get one.
Yum! I love pesto. I don’t have a spirializer though and I only hear amazing things about them so I want to get one asap! This looks so good!
Rosa @ Cat Lady Confidential says
This recipe seems simple and delicious. I really need to buy a spiralizer!
They have some really great deals on Amazon.
I still have yet to tackle zoodles. These look so tasty though, big fan of pesto!