Pistachio Pesto Zoodles

Pistachio Pesto Zoodles

Pistachio Pesto Zoodles are a fast, delicious and super good for you! 

pistachio pesto zoodles

Hi friends!

I’ve been experimenting with different ways to make zoodles ever since I got my fancy new Spiralizerearlier this summer.

After some testing I found something super unique and yummy… my Pistachio Pesto Zoodles.

pistachio pesto zoodles

The recipe is so simple it’s ridiculous!  It can be served cooked or as a raw dish.  You can also easily omit the cheese and make it vegan.

Start with two large zucchini.  Use this Spiralizer.  It’s cheap and gets the job done.

Two zoodles tricks I’ve picked up are to dry off the noodles a bit and to pull out any seed-y noodles that come from the middle.

pistachio pesto zoodles

The pistachio pesto is make in my small chopper.

I use fresh basil, parsley and pistachios.

They are cheaper than pinenuts and give such great flavor.  I’ve had great luck finding larger bags of them at Trader Joes for less.

pistachio pesto zoodles

At this point, you can saute the noodles in a pan for 2 minutes and then add the pesto.  Serve hot!

Or you can stir everything together raw and it is just as yummy.  It all comes down to personal preference.

pistachio pesto zoodles

Either way this is one delicious dish that I know you will love.

pistachio pesto zoodles

Pistachio Pesto Zoodles

Pistachio Pesto Zoodles are a fast, delicious and super good for you!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine Healthy, raw, vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 2 servings


  • 1 cup packed basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup packed parsley leaves
  • 1/4 cup pistachio pieces
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic, 2 cloves
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 zucchini, spiralized
  • 1/2 cup shaved parmesan
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Optional Garnish: pistachios and parmesan


  • Put the basil, parsley, pistachio, garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper in a small food processor or blender. Blend until creamy.
  • Sautee the noodles in a skillet over medium heat for 2 minutes or serve raw.
  • Mix with pistachio pesto, tomatoes and parmesan.
  • Garnish with additional cheese and nuts.
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Want more zoodles? Try my Tomato Parmesan Zoodles.


Thanks for stopping by today!  Tomorrow I’m sharing another edition of what’s going on in my life behind the scenes, Currently style.

I’m sharing this recipe for Foodie Friday, Meatless Monday with Tina and Deborah, Meatless Monday with Annmarie and the Weekend Potluck.  Also Full Plate Thursday with Miz Helen, FoodFriDIY and What’s Cookin’ Wednesday.  Thanks so much ladies for the link up parties!

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Your turn!

Raw or cooked?

Have you made zoodles yet?

By | 2018-06-28T14:06:16-04:00 August 4th, 2015|All Vegetarian, Food, Lunch, Side Dishes, Vegetarian Meals|39 Comments


  1. […] Pistachio Pesto Zoodles […]

  2. 10 Kitchen Gadgets to Eat Healthier December 23, 2019 at 5:35 pm - Reply

    […] A spiralizer is another great kitchen tool that can make healthy eating easier!  If you’ve been still waiting to get one, don’t hold out any longer.  Use it to make all sorts of fresh vegetable noodles that you can sub for pasta.  Try my Parmesan Tomato Zoodles or my Pistachio Pesto Zoodles. […]

  3. Miz Helen August 13, 2015 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    5 stars
    Your recipe is featured at Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a wonderful day and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

  4. Karly August 11, 2015 at 6:20 pm - Reply

    Delicious ans so pretty! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!”

  5. ADRIAN J FOX August 8, 2015 at 7:41 am - Reply


  6. [email protected] August 6, 2015 at 10:22 am - Reply

    I’m excited to make this, though I doubt mine will look as pretty. My hubby just bought us a nice new food processor and I was just thinking about all the pesto I could make for zoodles. Believe it or not, I never had a pistachio until about 9 months ago! Yum!

    • JulieWunder August 12, 2015 at 8:03 pm - Reply

      Oh wow! They are a staple in my house. Love them! I hope you get good use out of the food processor!

  7. Jessie August 5, 2015 at 3:44 am - Reply

    5 stars
    This looks delicious! I mentioned to Joshua the other day that we needed to invest in a nice spiralizer. That was before I remembered how expensive zucchini’s are in this part of the world. Boo!!

    • JulieWunder August 12, 2015 at 8:02 pm - Reply

      Oh no! That makes me sad!!!! I wish I could send you some 🙁

  8. Farrah August 4, 2015 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    Ahh, these look awesome! 😀 I love pesto! :]

  9. Andrea August 4, 2015 at 2:47 pm - Reply

    Looks awesome! I heart anything with a lot of herbs. I would cook just to bring out the flavors a bit. No spiralizer here yet.

    • JulieWunder August 12, 2015 at 8:00 pm - Reply

      That’s a great way to do it! You’d love one! I got mine for super cheap on amazon.

  10. Jess @hellotofit August 4, 2015 at 12:47 pm - Reply

    I like my zoodles raw – when they’re cooked, they get a little too soft for me 🙂 looks like a delicious summer dish, Julie!

  11. Nicole @ Fitful Focus August 4, 2015 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    This looks so yummy! I may have to make this and top it with some grilled salmon or chicken 🙂

  12. Jamie August 4, 2015 at 10:12 am - Reply

    I love zoodles. Totally obsessed. I like making an asparagus lemon sauce for them… beyond delicious. I eat the entire bowl every single time : )

  13. I’m such a pesto fiend. We eat it all summer long! Can’t wait to try the pistachio addition!

    • JulieWunder August 12, 2015 at 7:59 pm - Reply

      Me too! So yummy! My basil plants can’t keep up!

  14. Stacie @ SimplySouthernStacie August 4, 2015 at 9:16 am - Reply

    New life goal: get a spiralizer.

  15. Annmarie August 4, 2015 at 8:35 am - Reply

    Yay for zoodles!!! Now that the zucchini is going to be in season I will be making more zoodles for sure- love the addition to pistachios in your recipe, looks delish!

    • JulieWunder August 12, 2015 at 7:58 pm - Reply

      Super cheap meal right now too with all the fresh zucchini!

  16. I am all about my spiralizer this week too! YUm thanks for linking up with us today!

  17. OH!! Genius! I love pesto, but i typically use Walnuts or almonds because the pine nuts are so darn expensive. I have a bag of pistachios AND a zucchini at the house right now! Looks like I know what I’m having for lunch!

    • JulieWunder August 12, 2015 at 7:58 pm - Reply

      Pine nuts are crazy expensive. Every time I go to buy them I end up buying something else too.

  18. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction August 4, 2015 at 8:06 am - Reply

    I really need to get a spiralizer! These zoodles look so good!

    • JulieWunder August 12, 2015 at 7:57 pm - Reply

      You do! I know you’d make some great things with it!

  19. Susie @ SuzLyfe August 4, 2015 at 7:23 am - Reply

    All about the spiralizer (though I’ve been gone so much I’ve barely used it) and making your own pesto is totally the way to go!

    • JulieWunder August 12, 2015 at 7:56 pm - Reply

      It’s such a yummy tool! It always gives me a reason to buy zucchini!

  20. Blane Sherer August 4, 2015 at 7:04 am - Reply

    You often have nice healthy recipes.
    I like your innovations with them as well.

  21. Renee @ Bendiful Blog August 4, 2015 at 6:50 am - Reply

    Julie this looks good! I have a spiralizer but I haven’t really used it much this summer. I love pesto, I’ve never thought to use pistachios. Great recipe.

    • JulieWunder August 12, 2015 at 7:55 pm - Reply

      Thanks Renee! I was trying to do something different. My spiralizer is my fav!

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