raw zucchini noodles with lime arugula pesto

Zucchini Noodles with Arugula-Lime Pesto

A fun twist on classic pesto, this arugula-lime pesto recipe uses just a few simple ingredients and pairs perfectly with fresh zucchini noodles. It's a wonderful summer dish that is sure to be gobbled right up!

Course Entree
Cuisine Italian
Keyword healthy pesto, homemade pesto, spiralized zucchini, vegan pesto, zucchini noodles
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Calories 343 kcal


  • 2 large zucchinis
  • 1 cup arugula
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 1/3 cup macadamia nuts (or any other nut/seed you'd like)
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • Juice of 2 limes about 2 tablespoons
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon water more if needed
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Using a spiral slicer, turn the zucchinis into noodles. Transfer them to a bowl and set aside.
  2. Combine the remaining ingredients into a food processor fit with the steel blade and process until smooth, scraping down the bowl as needed.
  3. Spoon the pesto onto the noodles (however much or little as you would like) and toss to combine.
  4. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Zucchini Noodles with Arugula-Lime Pesto
Amount Per Serving
Calories 343 Calories from Fat 279
% Daily Value*
Fat 31g48%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Sodium 20mg1%
Potassium 776mg22%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 1260IU25%
Vitamin C 38.8mg47%
Calcium 88mg9%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.