Cucumber Noodles with a Raw Pumpkin Seed Pesto Sauce (dairy-free, nut-free, grain-free)

Ali Segersten Sep 17, 2014

If you are looking for more ways to use up the last of the lovely basil growing in your garden this season, then try making a pesto sauce! It can be frozen and then thawed in the wintertime for a taste of summer. We've been using this sauce tossed with raw cucumber noodles, cooked quinoa noodles, or to top baked wild salmon!

To make cucumber noodles, you will need a spiralizer. This handy kitchen tool makes noodles out of vegetables....zucchini, carrots, kohlrabi, sweet potatoes, beets, cucumbers! You can watch this short video I posted to Instagram a few weeks ago of me making noodles from yellow summer squash. You can order one here. If you don't have a spiralizer, then just enjoy this sauce tossed with cooked noodles, drizzled over baked chicken or cooked winter squash...or? Leave a comment below with more ways you are using it!

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Ah, this looks great. I've been eating a lot of cucumbers lately so the spiralizer sounds perfect. Thanks for sharing about the summits going on, as well.

Great idea! Thanks for sharing Nicole. What's the brand of the black bean pasta you found? Thanks! :)

Sounds yummy, will definitely have to try it out! I don't have a spiralizer (yet) but I take my veggie peeler and peel zucchini and basically just keep peeling until I reach the seeds and it makes fettucine-like noodles that you can steam or sautee and I actually prefer them over regular pasta. I also just found a black bean pasta that was pretty good too and full of protein. I think they'd both be fantastic with this sauce :)

Tanya- Yes raw pumpkin seeds without the shell. They are often called pepitas and have a green color. You should be able to find them in the bulk section of your local health food store. :-)

Sounds delicious! Would you please clarify: Does "raw pumpkin seeds" mean without the shell?

Thank you for all of your wonderful sharing!

-Tanya

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