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Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Sauce

Super healthy zucchini noodles with a vegan cashew based creamy tomato sauce. Healthy comfort food!

Course Main Course, Pasta
Cuisine American
Keyword zucchini noodles
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 220 kcal


Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Sauce

  • 1/2 cup raw cashews soaked overnight
  • 3 whole peeled San Marzano tomatoes from a can
  • 3 small sun dried tomatoes packed in oil
  • 1/2 lemon juiced (about 1 Tb)
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt (more to taste)
  • 1 Tb water +/- to thin sauce
  • freshly ground pepper, to taste (I use Aleppo pepper - it adds a bright + complex flavor.)

Zucchini Noodles

  • 4 small/medium zucchini spiralized or julienned
  • 1 Tb avocado oil or olive oil
  • 4 Tb pine nuts
  • fresh basil to top
  • kosher salt and pepper


Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Sauce

  1. Drain the cashews. Place in a high speed blender and grind until almost smooth.
  2. Add tomatoes, sun dried tomatoes, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Blend until it's as smooth as your blender can make it!
  3. Thin with water if needed. Taste and adjust any seasoning. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Zucchini Noodles

  1. Heat a large 14" sauté pan over medium heat. Add pine nuts and sauté them until they start to turn golden ~ approx. 2 min. Watch them carefully as they start to turn quite quickly.

    Remove from heat into a bowl and set aside.

  2. Add avocado or olive oil to the pan.

  3. Add zucchini noodles. Toss to coat in oil. Mix them well and add a couple pinches of salt and pepper. Sauté for 1 min and then add the creamy tomato sauce. Mix well for another minute or 2 - just until heated through.

  4. Top with pine nuts and serve with Aleppo pepper (or any spicy pepper you'd like!) and fresh garden basil.


This recipe is easily scalable. The sauce makes 1 cup, 4 servings. So if you want to store the sauce and make 1 or 2 servings, the rule of thumb is one zucchini, 1 Tb pine nuts and 1/4 cup sauce per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Zucchini Noodles with Creamy Sun Dried Tomato Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 220
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.