Spiralised Zucchini with Basil Pesto

Spiralised Zucchini with Basil Pesto

This low-calorie spiralised zucchini is a great alternative to pasta when you are watching your weight and a great way to increase vegetables over complex carbohydrates. 
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Healthy
Servings: 4
Calories: 385kcal


  • 8 Zucchini spiralized
  • 3 cups of basil
  • 1/2 cup parmasen cheese
  • 1/4 cup activated almonds
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • 5 cloves of garlic
  • 3-4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 100 grams tempeh sliced
  • 2 tablespoons low sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon chopped ginger
  • 100 grams of spinach leaves to serve
  • chopped almonds to serve


  • Blend basil, almonds, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, 3 cloves of garlic in food processor. Drizzle olive oil in a food processor as it is spinning. Set aside.
  • Chop the last 2 cloves of garlic and ginger. Combine with tamari and set aside.
  • Fry tempeh, until golden brown. Add the tamari mixture and coat. Simmer for 5 minutes. Remove from heat
  • Spiralise zucchini
    Spiralise Zucchini
  • Blanch zucchini.
  • Plate with spinach leaves then top with tofu, zucchini, basil pesto then sprinkle with nutritional yeast and chopped almonds to serve.


Spiralised Zucchini with Basil Pesto nutritional info