Zucchini Noodles with Pumpkin Seed and Basil Pesto

Serves 2

This zucchini noodle dish is a great staple to enjoy the freshest flavors summer has to offer. A delicious, healthy and light dinner treat that looks impressive yet it’s surprisingly quick and easy to make!


  • 3-4 zucchini spiralized
  • 2 cups fresh basil + a few leaves to chop for garnish
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds (shells removed)
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 1/3-1/2 cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup nutritional yeast
  • ½ cup sun sugar tomatoes (or any tomato of your choice)
  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste


  • To prepare pesto, combine basil, pumpkin seeds, garlic, nutritional yeast, olive oil, salt and pepper in a food processor and blend until combined to desired consistency.  Set aside.
  • Put zucchini in a large skillet over low heat.   Slowly add pesto about 2 tablespoons at a time.  Toss and continue to add until noodles are coated to your liking.  Add tomatoes and plate.
  • Garnish with chopped basil and serve immediately.
  • Enjoy!