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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 343kcal


  • 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


  • Using a spiral slicer, turn the zucchinis into noodles. Transfer them to a bowl and set aside.
  • Combine the remaining ingredients into a food processor fit with the steel blade and process until smooth, scraping down the bowl as needed.
  • Spoon the pesto onto the noodles (however much or little as you would like) and toss to combine.
  • Serve immediately.



Calories: 343kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Sodium: 20mg | Potassium: 776mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1260IU | Vitamin C: 38.8mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 2.4mg