pesto caprese zoodles | giveaway!

spiralized pesto caprese zoodles

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!! I thought this post would be especially appropriate today, considering how much green is in this recipe! Also, if you’re feeling lucky, I’m giving away a Paderno Spiralizer at the end of this post!

If you follow me on Instagram, you have probably noticed how much I love my Paderno Spiralizer. Zoodles with puttanesca, crispy sweet potato strips, green curry zoodles, turnip “pasta”, pesto zoodles with shrimp and ramen zoodles are just a few of the ways I’ve used it over the past few months.

spiralized pesto caprese zoodles

We don’t have a huge kitchen, so we try to be super selective about the tools and gadgets we purchase. If it doesn’t have multiple uses or save us major time, then it’s probably not something I’d buy. 

The Spiralizer is amazing because it takes vegetables that (to be honest) can get a little boring…and turns them into noodles!

The vegetable noodles aren’t necessarily a replacement for pasta (kind of how I explained about the cauliflower crust pizza). However, they create a noodle-like experience that makes eating bowl full of veggies and protein pretty darn satisfying.

spiralized pesto caprese zoodles

What’s great about this recipe in particular is that there is no cooking involved. Not only does that mean you don’t have to heat up your kitchen with the summer months ahead, but you also don’t lose any of the nutrients from the veggies.

Also, if you use store-bought pesto, the entire recipe from start to finish will take you under 20 minutes. That’s a win in my book!

spiralized pesto caprese zoodles

Pesto Caprese Zoodles

ingredients
2 medium zucchini, ends trimmed
1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
1 cup small mozzarella balls (ciliegine), torn
1/3-1/2 cup prepared pesto
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
salt + pepper, to taste

directions
Spiralize your zucchini using the the smallest blade. If you don’t have a Spiralizer, you can use a mandolin or a julienne tool to slice the zucchini into long, thin noodle shapes.

Toss all ingredients in a large bowl and serve. Can be made an hour or so in advance. (Try not to wait too long to serve, as the salty pesto will begin to draw water from the zoodles.)

spiralized pesto caprese zoodles

Now for the fun part – a giveaway!!! One lucky reader will win their very own Spiralizer!

You have one week to enter using the widget below. At the end of the week, I will announce the winner and the giveaway will close.

Good luck!

spiralized pesto caprese zoodles

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spiralized pesto caprese zoodles

XOXO,

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spiralized pesto caprese zoodles

16 comments

  1. I would love this! I love gadgets and veggies! :)

  2. I would love to make bolognese with this!

  3. Would love one! Have been wanting to experiment with using veggie noodles in different dishes!

  4. I would love this to make carrot and zucchini noodles!

  5. I would love to try this! I would do zucchini noodles with sundried tomato sauce & grilled chicken! yum!

  6. I would love to try the Spiralizer on this recipe! I love caprese with anything!

  7. I would love the spiralizer to make shrimp scampi zoodles!

  8. yum, would love to try this! xo

  9. Love! I’ve been dying to get one, and just wasn’t sure how easy it was to use and find goo recipes. I think I’d like to try deconstructed lasagna using one of my favorite recipes: zucchini and squash zoodles, ground turkey sausage, Trader Joes three cheese pasta sauce and cheese!

  10. Would love to make the Ramen noodles you posted on Instagram with this! I’ve been wanting to try zoodles for awhile!

  11. I would make Shrimp Scampi with Zuchini Noodles

  12. First of, I would HANDS DOWN make this right away if I won. I would also give shrimp scampi a re-do, Id think it would be super yummy with zucchini noodles. Thanks!

  13. Looks delicious and easy!

  14. Mary Lee Jackson

    Your pesto+caprese zoodle recipe looks amazing! I’m getting married soon and keep thinking about having a fully stocked kitchen and all the delicious meals I hope to make with my husband! Thanks for the inspiration :) hope you are doing well!

  15. Would love to win the spiralizer! I’ve been looking into different alternatives to cutting out wheat & this would definitely make healthy options fun! Fingers crossed!

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