Pesto zoodles with roasted poblanos are a light, tasty take on pesto pasta. A low carb, gluten-free, vegetarian recipe to make for an easy weeknight dinner. There’s a vegan option, too! With arugula, poblano peppers, basil, and cilantro, this pesto has some zippy heat and incredible summery taste.
Poblano pesto zoodles, OMG delicious and just pure genius! That roasted poblano pesto… I CAN’T EVEN BEGIN to describe my love.
You see, I’ve been on a fresh, light food kick for a few weeks now. Well, minus the barbecue gluten-free meatloaf. But I think it’s about time to shed some of that winter worry and get back to what matters – family, and good, fresh, healthy food. Am I right?
Maybe now that the husband is coming home I should try to lay off the cookie dough for a while. If you missed that confession, just check out my behind-the-scenes post on Instagram. Haha!
And just in time for all that light, fresh spring food comes my friend Jessica Merchant’s (How Sweet Eats) new cookbook, The Pretty Dish. Just from the cover, it’s stunning. I mean, WOW! Bright, beautiful, happy photography and totally DELICIOUS food!
Of course, I went straight for the poblano pesto zoodles because I’m on a HUGE pesto kick. Um, just wait till next week and you’ll see why. Anyways, this sounded outrageously good and GAH, it sure delivered. With a little heat from the poblanos and an infusion of herby flavor from arugula, basil, and cilantro, it tasted fresh, summery, and a little zippy.
On a side note, this pesto zoodles recipes happens to be one of the most made recipes on Pretty Dish so far!
I don’t blame everyone for wanting to make this pesto zoodles dish. I’m keeping it on rotation all summer here at the Cotter household.
Now let’s talk more about Jessica’s book.
The Pretty Dish Cookbook
The Pretty Dish is one of those cookbooks full of healthy comfort foods. There’s a lot packed in, so you’ll always find something to make. By the way, that hummus is soooo amazing! Oatmeal station? Yup, Jessica’s on it. She’s also got a DIY beauty section, and I’m eyeing the face scrub recipe. Believe me, there’s MORE. The Pretty Dish has a little of everything you’d want in a cookbook. It’s FUN, pretty, and healthy – what more could you ask for?
And, just to encourage any pesto-haters, you’ll want to give this poblano pesto recipe a try. I have a friend who is a pesto-hater, seriously, and she totally fell in LOVE when I made her the pesto zoodles.
Just in case you like it when I get all nutritional nerdy on you, this pesto pasta is loaded with vitamin C and powerful antioxidants. So go make this AMAZING pesto, you will love it, too!
Ingredients in this Pesto Zoodles recipe:
Made with simple Ingredients you probably already have …
- Poblano Peppers
- Olive oil
- Parmesan (Vegans sub with Nutritional Yeast)
- Salt and pepper
Alright my friends, have a lovely weekend! I will catch up next week when the Superfood Meal plan challenge starts.
For now, I’m off to Napa for a conference and to celebrate the Kiwi’s 36th bday!! Wow, we’re old, but in a fresh kind of way.
Favorite type of pesto? Hook me up!