Sun-dried Tomato Pesto Zoodles

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Take a moment & imagine a hot summer day. Now imagine your air conditioner breaks. Panic ensues. Clothes come off. Head goes in the freezer. The works. THIS is how Washingtonians live every. single. summer.

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No central air in the homes. No but literally, where am I????

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It only got up to like 67 degrees yesterday, but when I got home the apartment felt like Satan’s den & I had to rip off all of my clothes immediately.

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Don’t get me wrong, I loooovvvveeeeeee being warm. But I want the OPTION to be cool. This is AMERICA.

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I’m in need of 1 million portable fans with the built in mister. Please donate today.



Time: 30 minutes (prep + cooking) | Serves: 2


  • 4 zucchini squash, rinsed + cut in very small strips or spiralized
  • 2 cups of grape or cherry tomatoes, rinsed
  • 1/2 cup of sun-dried tomatoes
  • 1 cup of fresh basil leaves
  • 1 cup of walnuts
  • 1/2 cup of parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1 tsp. of crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 tsp. of rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp. of italian seasoning
  • S+P, to taste
  • 1 tbsp. of butter
  • 1/2 cup of olive oil for pesto
  • 2 tbsp. of olive oil for zoodles

How to:

  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  • Lay tomatoes on a lined baking sheet
  • Sprinkle with S+P + 1 tbsp. of olive oil
  • Roast for 6-8 minutes
  • Meanwhile, add sun-dried tomatoes + basil + walnuts + cheese + red pepper + rosemary + italian seasoning + S+P to a food processor
  • While processing on low, slowly add in the olive oil
  • In a large saute pan, heat 1 tbsp. of olive oil on medium heat
  • Add zoodles +S+P to pan + saute for 3-4 minutes
  • Add roasted tomatoes + S+P to pan and cook another 3-4 minutes
  • Add butter + pesto to pan, cook another 2-3 minutes
  • Serve with extra parmesan
  • Eat all the dessert you can find

15 thoughts on “Sun-dried Tomato Pesto Zoodles

  1. varinaj says:

    So, as a DC liver, I’m actually weirdly looking forward to that completely mind boggling time when you walk somewhere, schvitzing your face off, and then all of a sudden you walk into work and you’re like WHERE IS MY PARKA?! Because it’s America. And it’s all about options.


  2. Sometimesalwaysfood says:

    Oh my goodness. ….I have all those ingredients! We will have to make this week.
    Im always looking for recipes with Walnuts!
    We love macadamia in pasta….its almost like parmesean cheese.
    This is a great new idea.
    Thanks as always.
    Ps…40degrees celcius in Syndey last week! 104f In the old scale! Wowsers


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