Pesto Zucchini Pasta Recipe

This pesto zucchini pasta recipe is from Elite’s fresh local food service partner, FitFoodMKE. It was also served at the kickoff party of our annual competition, “The Wellness & Lifestyle Challenge” which helps members kick off the new year and keep those resolutions going! Everyone loved this healthy and fresh recipe that can be served as a side or your main dish.

Pesto Zucchini Pasta Recipe

Serves 4

Zucchini Pasta Ingredients:

  • 3 medium zucchini
  • 1 cup button mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup sundried tomatoes

Zucchini Pasta Directions:

Use a “spiralizer” to shave zucchini into “pasta” (cut long strands). Then cut mushrooms and sun dried tomatoes julian style. Place mushrooms on sheet tray and drizzle olive oil lightly over mushrooms. Place sun dried tomatoes aside. Bake mushrooms at 350 degrees for 15-18 minutes or until browned.

(You may want to check out this blog post on vegetable noodles for some suggestions on preparing them, some spiralizer options, and a ton of other great recipes.)

Pesto Sauce Ingredients:

  • 3 cups fresh basil leaves
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled
  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Pesto Sauce Directions:

In a food processor, blend together basil leaves, nuts, garlic, and cheese. Pour in oil slowly while still mixing. Stir in salt and pepper.

Pesto Zucchini Pasta Plating:

Combine all components and serve cold.

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Elite Sports Clubs works closely with FitFoodMKE to provide our members healthy and convenient meal options. Orders are placed through the FitFoodMKE website and can be picked up at any Elite Sports Clubs location. All payments and transactions are made directly through FitFoodMKE.