Zucchini Noodles with Walnut Pesto (Gluten-free, Vegan)

Zucchini Noodles with Walnut Peso (Gluten-free, Vegan)


This is a refreshing and light dish perfect for spring. Zucchini noodles tossed in a delicious walnut pesto that can be prepared in just 15 minutes! Gluten-free and vegan.



  • 3 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 3 large garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 large zucchini, shredded into thin noodles with a julienne peeler


  1. Combin basil leaves, walnuts, olive oil, water, and chopped garlic in an electric blender and process until you get a thick creamy sauce. (If sauce is too thick for your liking, add an additional tablespoon of water or olive oil at a time until it reaches your desired consistency).
  2. Add salt to taste.
  3. Shred zucchini into thin noodles using a julienne peeler.
  4. Pour walnut pesto over zucchini noodles and mix well.

  • Category: Main Dish
  • Cuisine: Gluten-free, Vegan, Paleo
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