Raw courgette spaghetti with pesto

Summer is coming! I can feel the heat in the air. I am such a vampire night owl, I don’t like heat (that’s why I moved to London!). When the temperature is over 25 degrees I get really slow and grumpy, and my appetite just disappears. During the summer, I am a super lazy cook, always wanting something light and refreshing (ideally a cold noodle dish).

I want to share with you one of my favourite meals to eat in the summer – raw courgette spaghetti. This dish is super easy to make. It is so simple that you don’t even need to turn on the cooker at all. You can enjoy this lovely refreshing and tasty spaghetti in less than 10 minutes. Almost sounds too good to be true, right?

Courgette spaghetti with pesto

First, you need to turn your courgette into spaghetti.

You can use a spiralizer or a vegetable peeler (shouldn’t take more than 2 minutes tops). Or if you live in the UK, I think most the large supermarkets sell ready-made courgette spaghetti, although really it only takes you 2 minutes to do it yourself and you can easily get a very cheap spiralizer from Amazon.

Courgette spaghetti with pesto

Then, and prepare to be blown away by how easy this is, simply toss all veggies in pesto sauce.

If you are busy and lazy, just buy a ready-made pesto sauce from the shop and that will do the trick. However, not everywhere sells vegan pesto sauce which it is healthier (fewer chemicals, more B12) and tastier, so if you’ve got some extra time you could make your own homemade vegan pesto, which takes only extra 5 minutes to prepare.

Courgette spaghetti with pesto

This spaghetti contains very little oil from the pesto sauce, it’s low-carb and it’s gluten-free while still satisfying all the spaghetti/noodles lovers out there, how amazing is that! If you have never tried courgette spaghetti before then this may be your MUST-TRY recipe this summer.

Please check out my other recipes with pesto saucePesto on toast with kale and mushrooms.

If you have followed and made this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment and take a picture, tagging it with #k33_kitchen and share it on Instagram! I’d be very excited to see what you come up with. Cheers, hope you enjoy my recipes!

K33 Kitchen Courgette spaghetti with pesto
Courgette spaghetti with pesto

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Difficulty: Easy

Serves: 2

Prep.: 5 mins | Cook: 5 mins

Ingredients:
  • 2 courgettes (about 600g)
  • 200g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tbsp vegan pesto sauce
  • Pinch of salt
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • Few fresh basil leaves for decoration
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Instructions:
  1. Spiralise the courgette into a spaghetti shape. You can cut the pieces shorter if they are too long.
  2. Place courgette spaghetti in a large mixing bowl, with tomatoes and pesto sauce.
  3. Season with salt and pepper (Depending on how salty your pesto is).
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4 years ago

Thanks for this quality post. Thumbs up!