How to Make Zucchini Noodles

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There are times when I question food trends.  Zucchini Noodles were one of those times because I tried a bunch of soggy ones before I landed on this recipe.  But now that I have this recipe in my arsenal, it’s on the regular menu.


  • 2 zucchini
  • Whole wheat pasta (optional)


  • 1 avocado
  • ½ cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 2 TBSP pine nuts
  • 1 TBSP olive oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Pinch of black pepper


  1. Trim off both sides of zucchini, and place in center of the spiralizer and start twirling.
  2. To reduce the water from the zucchini, place your noodles in a colander and sprinkle them with kosher salt. Set aside for approximately 20 minutes.
  3. To make your sauce, place all your ingredients into a food processor and blend.
  4. Once complete, scoop out the mixture into a bowl.
  5. Pat zucchini noodles dry between two paper towels.
  6. Sautee with olive oil on low heat to make a little more like pasta.
  7. OPTIONAL: Make whole wheat pasta to add to zucchini noodles so it’s more of a meal for kids, and less like a vegetable.
  8. Add delicious avocado pesto on top, and mix.


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Meg is a Co-Founder of What's Up Moms and the mom to three kids (12, 10 and 7). She wishes her kids asked for caramelized brussel sprouts and wild salmon salad every night. But most of the time, you'll find her whipping up a kid-friendly pasta or a sweet treat with a healthy twist. Her motto is: everything in moderation... except coffee. Find her on Instagram @madewithmeg. {{Privy:Embed campaign=591322}}