Fresh Zucchini Pesto Pasta w/ Optional Seared Shrimp

Fresh, Light and Delicious!
Add some seared shrimp for more protein if preferred.
A perfect option for an entree or a side any day of the week!

3-4 Zucchini
1 Carton Cherry Tomatoes
1 TBSP Prepared Lemon Zest
2-3 Bunches of Basil
1/2 Cup Olive Oil
1TSP Oregano
2-3 Garlic Cloves
Kosher salt
Ground black pepper
(Optional) Pine Nuts
(Optional) Crushed Red Pepper
(Optional) Cooked Shrimp


Food Processor
Cutting Board

Makes 4-6 Servings

Start by gently soaking the basil.
Drain the water, dry with a paper towel.
Peel and chop garlic loosely.
Add basil, garlic, 1/2 the lemon zest and optional pine nuts into the food processor.
Add about half the Parmesan.
Grind ingredients for about 2-3 mins.
Add in about 1/2 cup of olive oil.
Grind for another few minutes.
Add in the oregano.
Add some salt and pepper.
Set aside.
Take the spiralizer and carefully adjust to the spaghetti blade.

Position the raw zucchini and spiral into a bowl.
Now keep going.
Finish spiraling all of the zucchini.
Halve the Cherry tomatoes.
Bring a stockpot to a boil.
Go ahead and prep and sear the optional shrimp.
Set aside.
Reduce to medium high.

Drop the zucchini for about 1 min 30 seconds not to exceed 2 mins.
Now drain.
Add the tomatoes, pesto, remaining Parmesan, parsley, and some salt and pepper.
Top with the remaining lemon zest.
Blend together.
Top with pesto sauce.
Top with remaining Parmesan.
Plate and enjoy!
Simply delicious.

Copyright 2022. All Rights Reserved. Original content, recipe, photography, and post by Andrea Danielle Pistella and Family.

One Comment Add yours

  1. Priti says:

    Wow! Looking tasty and delicious ! 👌👌thanks for sharing 😋😋

    Liked by 1 person

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