Zucchini & Yellow Squash Zoodles with Pesto

Zucchini & Yellow Squash Zoodles with Pesto

I recently visited Latah Bistro and they served Zucchini & Yellow Squash Zoodles with Pesto from their menu. Wow! This zoodling thing is really catching on, especially the fact that a fine dining bistro would have it on their main menu. I was thrilled to say the least! I mentioned to my husband that recreating this dish was my next kitchen adventure; actually, it is one of my favorite things to do. I love trying to pick out the ingredients with every flavorful bite. One recipe I did that with is one of my all-time fav’s: Thai Coconut Curry Soup.

Zucchini & Yellow Squash Zoodles with Pesto

Making the perfect Pesto Zoodle Pasta

Well this zoodle thing has me in an experimenting mode. In fact during the month of July I will be presenting a zoodle cooking class called ‘Get Inspiralized!’ at our local Ampersand Oil & Vinegar Tap House. If you are interested in signing up for a class, they fill up within 2 to 3 days, so sign up early!

Making the perfect Pesto Zoodle Pasta

I mentioned it in my last post but I will say it again, one of the great things about zoodling or veggie spiraling is creating a low carb ‘pasta’ that doesn’t leave you with a heavy full carb pasta feel.

Twisting your zoodles on a spoon makes it easier to eat!

Comparing Zoodles to Pasta

If you are still not convinced that you would want to try this fantastic way of making ‘pasta’ you may want to consider this:

Calorie Counts for Pasta vs Zoodles (1 cup)

Quinoa Pasta- 205 calories, 46 g carbs

Corn Pasta- 176 calories, 22.3 g carbs

Brown Rice Pasta- 105 calories, 21.5 g carbs

Zoodle (zucchini) pasta- 20 calories, 4.5 g carbs

Yep, you read that right! Only 4.5 grams of carbs and only 20 calories. Now that’s worth $30 to me!

Pesto Zoodle Pasta is delicious in every bite.

My Rendition of Latah Bistro’s Zucchini & Yellow Squash Zoodles with Pesto:

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Serves

3-4

Prep time

15 minutes

Cook time

5 minutes

Total time

20 minutes

Dietary

Gluten-free

Meal type

Lunch, Main Dish

Ingredients

  • Zoodle3 Medium zucchini (spiraled)
  • 2 Medium yellow squash (spiraled)
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes (sliced in half)
  • 4oz fresh mozzarella
  • 1 1/2 cup Chicken Stock (organic)
  • 1/3 cup dry white wine
  • 2 tablespoons butter (unsalted)
  • pesto1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese (grated)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/3 cup almond, walnut or pine nuts
  • 1/2 cup olive oil (extra virgin)
  • 4 cups fresh basil leaves (about 3 bunches)
Read the whole recipe on Gluten Free Yummy!