Zucchini, a versatile summer squash, is an ideal ingredient for those on a keto diet. With its low carbohydrate content and high water content, zucchini makes an excellent pasta substitute. This nutrient-dense vegetable is packed with vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, making it a great addition to any keto meal plan. Additionally, zucchini is known to support digestion, reduce inflammation, and promote a healthy heart.
Keto Zucchini Noodles with PestoCourse: Lunch, DinnerDifficulty: Easy
2 medium zucchini, spiralized into noodles
1/4 cup homemade or store-bought pesto sauce (look for low-carb versions)
Cherry tomatoes, halved
Grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
Fresh basil leaves (for garnish)
- Heat a skillet over medium heat and add a drizzle of olive oil.
- Add the zucchini noodles to the skillet and sauté for 2-3 minutes until they are tender.
- Remove the skillet from heat and add the pesto sauce, tossing the noodles until they are evenly coated.
- Transfer the zucchini noodles to a serving dish.
- Top with halved cherry tomatoes, grated Parmesan cheese (if using), and fresh basil leaves.
- Serve the zucchini noodles with pesto immediately as a light and flavorful main course.