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Zucchini Noodles with Pesto and Cherry Tomatoes

Author: Jill-Joy Landburg


  • 2 medium zucchinis spiralized into noodles
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a food processor, combine basil, Parmesan, pine nuts, and garlic. Pulse until finely chopped.
  • With the processor running, slowly pour in the olive oil until a smooth pesto forms. Season with salt and pepper.
  • In a pan over medium heat, sauté zucchini noodles until just tender (about 2-3 minutes).
  • Toss the zucchini noodles with cherry tomatoes and pesto.
  • Serve warm, and if you like, top with additional Parmesan.


Keep in mind that these are rough estimates, and actual carb counts may vary based on specific brands and quantities of ingredients used. It's always advisable to check nutrition labels and use a nutritional calculator for precise measurements, especially if you have specific dietary requirements.
Here are the estimated carb counts:
  • Zucchini (2 medium): ~6 grams of net carbs
  • Cherry Tomatoes (1 cup): ~6 grams of net carbs
  • Fresh Basil (1/3 cup): ~0.5 grams of net carbs
  • Parmesan Cheese (1/4 cup): ~2 grams of net carbs
  • Pine Nuts (1/4 cup): ~3 grams of net carbs
  • Garlic (2 cloves): ~2 grams of net carbs (approximate)
  • Olive Oil (1/2 cup): ~0 grams of net carbs
  • Total Estimated Carb Count per Serving: ~19.5 grams of net carbs
Please note that I am not a nutritionist, and the information provided about nutrients in this blog post is for educational purposes only. It is important to consult with a qualified nutritionist or healthcare professional for personalized and accurate information regarding your dietary needs.