This super easy low-carb dish is a great way to savor the delicious, natural flavors of fresh cucumber, basil, garlic, and toasted pine nuts. Enjoy this dish on its own, or top with your favorite lean protein, such as grilled chicken or steamed fish, for a more satisfying meal.
Tip: For best results, use seedless cucumbers that are at least 1½” thick.
Is Cucumber Noodles with Fresh Basil Pesto easy to make?
It really doesn't get much easier to prepare a low-carb, keto friendly and healthy side dish or even as a salad for lunch. Of course you will want to invest in a vegetable spiral slicer such as the Paderno World Cuisine Tri-Blade Vegetable Spiral Slice or the OXO Spiral Vegetable Slicer.Print
4 large firm seedless cucumbers, peeled
½ c. fresh pesto*
Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
1. Prepare fresh basil pesto per instructions. Set aside.
2. Using a spiral slicer, cut cucumbers into thick, long noodles. If using the Paderno Tri-Blade Vegetable Spiral Slicer, use the medium “chipper” blade to create slightly thicker strands). Cut the noodles with kitchen scissors once they reach 10 inches in length.
3. Place cut noodles on paper or clean kitchen towels and gently blot to absorb excess moisture.
4. Place cucumber noodles in a medium, non-reactive bowl and top with fresh pesto. Toss gently to combine. Season with salt and black pepper, to taste, and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Keywords: cucumber noodles basil pesto