Creamy Whole30 Avocado Pesto Noodles
These creamy zucchini noodles are to die for! A delicious, quick, and easy Whole30 and paleo compliant meal. Just enough richness and just enough veg to keep you satisfied. Plus, you can’t really go wrong with pesto…. especially when it’s loaded with avocado!
Green noodles are my current obsession. And topping them with creamy avocado sauces makes them even better! This easy avocado pesto is packed with fresh basil, garlic cloves, and lemon juice!
It’s all whipped up in a food processor (or blender) for an easy and accessible whole30 dish. Delicious served warm or chilled, this healthy and refreshing meal is ready to be served up in just over 1/2 hour.
Veggie Munchin Noodles
I’m ready for some veggie munchin now that that it’s spring! This winter all I wanted to eat was carbs. Ugh. Hibernating. It’s a real thing. Maybe it had something to do with the temperature being in the negatives for most of the winter months. Whatever that case was, all winter the only foods I wanted was sweet potatoes, paleo bread, soups, and squash.
So, hello spring! So happy you are here to warm our hearts and my freezing toes! This recipe is packed with all the freshness that spring brings and is rich enough to satisfy you and leave you with that full feeling!
If you haven’t checked out my Whole 30 meal plans, you should, because they are a great addition to this recipe. Each week has a printable menu and an easy to follow step by step online menu with full recipes. Find all my Whole 30 menu plans right here.
These zoodles… Don’t you just like saying that- zooooddddlllesssss. Yeah. Okay.
- 2 large zucchini
- 1 large avocado
- 1 handful fresh basil
- lemon juice from 1/2 lemon
- 1 medium garlic clove
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons water
- salt and pepper to taste
|Cook Time||25 minutes|
|Prep Time||10 minutes|
- Use a spirailizer to make your zucchini noodles (zoodles).
- Prepare a steamer and steam noodles until soft, but not mushy.
- Combine rest of the ingredients in food processor until completely smooth.
- Serve noddles with sauce- warm or chilled.
Creamy Whole30 Avocado Pesto Noodles
Amount Per Serving
Calories 154 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
Sodium 10mg 0%
Potassium 436mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 10%
Vitamin C 36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
That sauce is killing me with how gorgeous it is. Creamy and the perfect shade of green… oof. Perfect for warmer weather!
Thank you! Yes, it’s perfect for summer!
Does it really take 25 minutes to steam them? I’ve made zoodle recipes where you just pan fry them for a couple of minutes…
Yes, every time I have made them that is how long it took. It probably depends on the stove.
Looks delicious! Can you substitute any other nuts for pine nuts? I swear there the only seed or but I don’t have in the house. 🙂
Yes! You can use almonds 🙂
Where can a spiralizer be pirchased,,,at least an inexpensive gadget?
Here is a link to the best seller $14 one: http://amzn.to/2ra6x0u 🙂
Hello, How do you steam the zucchini noodles?
Hi Melissa, I put them in a steamer on the stove and let them cook until soft. 🙂
Any idea what the calories is for one serving! Just curious !!! I made this tonight for my family!! And we are IN LOVE! We did add grilled chicken to it!! AMAZING!
Good to hear! It’s 182 calories per serving (makes 4 servings). 🙂
Sounds yummy! Can I sub soaked walnuts (and dried) in place of the pine nuts?
That sounds delish! I think walnuts should work (I haven’t personally tried it).
What do you think the shelf life of this dish is? Thinking about incorporating this into this weeks meal prep.
If you make it up, sqeeze some lemon juice over it to keep it fresh and store in the fridge for 2-3 days.
Could I do this with spaghetti squash instead of zuchini noodles?
Totally! That sounds great 🙂
Could you leave the pine nuts out? We have a nut allergy! Thanks!
Yes, that should work. 🙂
Would substituting cilantro for basil work?
Hi Becca, that would really change the flavor- if you’re into it, go for it! I probably wouldn’t.
I only have dried basil. Could that work? If so how much?
Hi Michelle, that would really change it, not sure if it would work. You could try adding some to taste- that’s what I would do. 🙂
People are asking about substitutes for pine nuts, but I’m not seeing them in the recipe. Has the recipe been reworked? Or am I missing something?
Hi Tina, I reworked the recipes, so there are no pine nuts anymore. 🙂
How do you steam the “noodles” if you don’t have a steamer?
Hi Pam, to steam the noodles without a steamer just add the noodles to a pot with about 1″ water and cover with a lid and cook on stove over medium heat until soft. Enjoy! 🙂
I want to add pine nuts into this recipe. How many should I use?
Hi Emily, I would just do it to taste, maybe start with 1/4 cup?
Hi I never write before but just I want to say thank you!!! Whole 30 was exactly for me!!! I started January the 6 after Christmas vacation, for 30 days and was perfect for me!!! Until now I lost 17 pounds I feel great! I do my exercises every day! Walk and jogging ! After I finished my 30 days I continue eating healthy! In the last past 6 months I still don’t eat sugar only in fruits, for my coffee I use nuts pods and I love it! For my hot tea I use lemon or lime ! For the past month I have one time real pasta, no dairy products any more and I love my cauliflower crust with a lot of veggies pizza!
I don’t want loose more weight, I just love to eat healthy!!! Also I drink a lot of water and seltzer water!!! Thank you whole 30 team
Wow, that’s awesome you are feeling so good Yanina!! Whoo!
I don’t see the pine nuts on your ingredient list. How much does the recipe call for?
I actually updated the recipe and omitted the pine nuts and that’s why they are not displayed in the recipe anymore. 🙂 Sorry for the confusion!
I’m currently towards the end of my whole30 journey and hit a wall with lunch. Came across your recipe and decided to try it as I had all the ingredients and LOVE avocados. I didn’t have basil so used cilantro and lime and added kale, almond milk and some jalapenos to the mix and wow! Delish!!! I had it with sautéed zoodles, mushrooms and spinach. This is a great sauce to go with so many other dishes! Thank you!
I’m glad you found this recipe and enjoyed it so much 🙂 The ingredients you added sound great!