Zucchini Pesto

6
Heather Chrane-Dejarnett

By
@momajno

I serve this hot or cold with several variations. It's a great meatless meal that even satisfies my carnivore husband.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Using pesto in pasta salad is fantastic and it's even better in this recipe with fresh grape tomatoes and blanched zucchini. An additional dusting of fresh Parmesan makes this pasta even better. It's a nice, brightly flavored salad that's made in a snap. Green pesto and colorful tomatoes make for a pretty presentation. A delightful dish that could be a light dinner or a summer side dish. Test Kitchen Avatar The Test Kitchen


Rating:

★★★★★ 2 votes

Comments:
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • 1 lb
    rotini pasta
  • 2 medium
    zucchini, peeled and cubed
  • 1 pt
    grape or cherry tomatoes, whole or split
  • 1/4 c
    Parmesan, grated
  • 1 jar(s)
    pesto sauce or 1 cup homemade pesto

How to Make Zucchini Pesto

Step-by-Step

  1. Boil rotini pasta for 8 minutes.
  2. During the last 3 minutes add zucchini.
  3. Drain pasta and zucchini. Pour into a large bowl.
  4. Add tomatoes, pesto, and Parmesan.
  5. Mix together. Serve warm or cold. Optional: Add 1 cup ricotta for a creamy version.

Printable Recipe Card

About Zucchini Pesto

Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: American
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy Healthy
Hashtags: #zucchini #pesto



Show 3 Comments & Reviews

17 Spring Dinner Ideas

17 Spring Dinner Ideas


It’s that weird time of year that one day you’re grilling in the sunshine and the next you’re cuddling up with some comfort food. These spring-inspired recipes have you covered no matter what Mother Nature throws at you. Full of fresh produce, chock-full of flavor, and ideal for the grill, these Spring dinner ideas will […]

9 Tater Tot Recipes the Whole Family Will Love

9 Tater Tot Recipes the Whole Family Will Love


Tater tots – you either love them or you hate them. When you’re under 18, there’s a 100% chance you love them, making tater tots a must-make for busy moms. However, there are only so many times you can have them as a side. That’s where these recipes come in. From tater tot casseroles to […]

10 Cadbury Creme Egg-Inspired Desserts

10 Cadbury Creme Egg-Inspired Desserts


Cadbury Creme Egg’s have a cult following. When they first make their appearance each new year, Creme Egg lovers go crazy. If you’re not familiar with them, Cadbury Creme Eggs are chocolate candy shaped like an egg. Inside, is a white and yellow filling that mimics the yolk of an egg. Great for snacking and […]