Zucchini “Pasta” With Pesto

Zucchini noodles are a delicious way to get an extra serving of veggies. This ‘pasta’ is perfect while zucchini is in season across Canada.


• 3 zucchini

• 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved, about 240-350 mL (1-1/2 cups)

• 160 mL (2/3 cup) basil pesto

• 1 mL (1/4 tsp) salt


1. Use a spiralizer or grate zucchini lengthwise using the large holes of a box grater, into spaghetti-like noodles. It should measure about 2 L (8 cups).

2. Place zucchini in a salad spinner or a colander to drain excess liquid, about 15 minutes. Press down gently to remove more liquid.

3. Transfer to a bowl and toss with tomatoes, pesto and salt until coated. Season with fresh pepper.

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Makes: 4 servings

Recipe courtesy of Walmart Live Better.

For more summertime recipes or inspiration on how to incorporate fresh produce like zucchini into mealtime, head to www.walmart.ca/recipecentre. You can find fresh regional produce throughout the summer at Walmart.

Source: www.newscanada.com