Zucchini Noodles With Fresh Basil Pesto in 15 Minutes or Less! ‪#‎15MinuteSuppers

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This weeks recipe is sponsored by Gourmet Garden who provided us with a nice assortment of Gourmet Garden products to incorporate into our meal series for review. A special thanks to  ‪#‎15MinuteSuppers and the bloggers who we will be working with several times a month to bring a new 15 minute meal series to our readership.

This meal is super easy, it takes less then 15 minutes to make if you’ve got a spiralizer which makes the zucchini noodles much easier to make. If you do not have a spiralizer expect to take approximately 10 minutes to make the noodles using a potato peeler. You can also use your shredding feature on your food processor but that will result in angel hair like noodles and they will likely be shorter. It will still work though and would be faster then peeling them.


This week’s recipe is an Atkins and Liquid Amino Diet friendly meal. For Liquid Amino diet’s very low calorie phase you will need to leave out the Parmesan cheese, you may add a little bit of cottage cheese for the same effect. Make sure the cottage cheese has been drained and that the curds are thoroughly processed into the pesto.

The pesto is easy to make when you use Gourmet Garden herbs. it’s just a matter of squeezing out the appropriate amount and combining some essential ingredients to make a killer pesto. But don’t think these herbs are only fit for pesto, you can make so much more with these.

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Mini sweet peppers add color and added sweetness to the meal. You can find bags of mini sweet peppers at most grocery stores for around $4 a bag and they can be used in lots of dishes from salads to stir fry.

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Zucchini noodles are a great way to save calories and get your veggie intake for the day. You can use them with spaghetti sauces and they taste quite good or do like we did here and go for a pesto sauce. The noodles easily soak up the herbs and taste amazing.

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Zucchini Noodles With Fresh Basil Pesto in 15 Minutes or Less!
Recipe Type: Dinner
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Author: Emily Martinez
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Serves: 4
Zucchini noodles with fresh basil pesto made with Gourmet Garden herbs.
  • Approximately 5 small zucchini peeled and spiralized
  • 5 thinly sliced sweet mini bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup Gourmet Garden Basil
  • 1 tablespoon Gourmet Garden Garlic
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1/8 cup, plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon almond meal or freshly crushed almonds
  1. In a bowl combine basil, garlic, oil, almond meal and cheese. Stir well and set aside. Spiralize zucchini using a spiralizer or if you don’t have one use a potato peeler or food processor. These steps should take no longer then 10 minutes tops.
  2. Heat a skillet with remainder of olive oil and add zucchini and sweet bell peppers. Saute mixture for 3 minutes and then add pesto and stir for 2 more minutes until pesto is thoroughly mixed into zucchini noodles.

Gourmet Garden has offered a giveaway for our readers. One lucky winner will receive an assortment of Gourmet Garden herbs, a cooler to store them in and a Gourmet Garden recipe book.


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Disclosure: This is sponsored recipe for Gourmet Garden through 15 Minute Suppers. Recipe & opinions are my own.


  • Reply diane March 7, 2014 at 6:10 am

    I am constantly trying to get my kids to like zucchini! I may have to give this a try!

  • Reply Monica March 7, 2014 at 8:33 am

    A great idea for the next time I find zucchini on sale!

  • Reply Jennifer Sikora March 7, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    I have been wanting to make zuchinni noodles for a while! I want to fix like a chicken scampi meal using the noodles. I bet it will be amazing, because yours looks amazing!

  • Reply Diane March 7, 2014 at 3:28 pm

    It looks delicious! I will have to keep my eyes out for these pastes!

  • Reply Kandi March 7, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    I was a bit hesitant on the zucchini noodles thought but those look really good. Thinking I will give them a try sometime!

  • Reply Wendy | Around My Family Table March 7, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    I love the idea of zucchini noodles instead of pasta! I’m allergic to wheat, so this is perfect for me. Plus, it’s a fun way to get kids to eat more veggies.

  • Reply Carlyn | East Valley Mom Guide March 7, 2014 at 7:30 pm

    Yum! My husband is following a vegetarian diet now and I’m always looking for new ideas. Can’t wait to use my Gourmet Garden tubes for this!

  • Reply Cat @ TOTS March 8, 2014 at 7:40 am

    Wow, this looks like a wonderful time saver! Thanks for sharing.

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    Maybe I Can et The Kids To Eat This RecipeIt Looks So Delicious & So Easy To Make!

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    We may have to try it. Looks delicious.

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