Yellow & Green Zucchini “Spaghetti” With Basil & Pine Nuts

Yellow and Green Zucchini Spaghetti with basil and Pine Nuts

We’re back! The past 10 days have been incredibly hectic to say the least. We had a Bar Mitzva to put together and our entire family came all the way from Spain and Israel to help out and celebrate with us.
We just love having them around and welcome the bit of craziness that comes with it! “Field trips” to grocery stores, mile long orders at coffee shops and restaurants and literally preparing food non stop!

But, as much as we’re enjoying it, it’s time to get it together and get back to work!

So let’s get to it, shall we? Here’s an easy, light and refreshing recipe to start…


Yellow and Green Zucchini Spaghetti with basil and Pine Nuts

Yellow and Green Zucchini Spaghetti with basil and Pine Nuts

Zucchini "Spaghetti" with Basil and Pine Nuts
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Crunchy and delicious julienne shredded zucchini gets enhanced with fresh basil and nutty pine nuts.
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Kosher / Mediterranean
Serves: 4
  • 4 small yellow zucchini
  • 1 large green zucchini
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves of garlic, grated
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ⅛ tsp black pepper
  • ½ cup chopped basil
  • 3½ tbsp raw pine nuts
  • 1-2 tsp lemon zest (optional)
  1. Using a julienne peeler, cut long strips of zucchini, until you reach the seeded core (where it becomes too soft to peel). Reserve the cores to use in soups, stir fries, etc (See Note)
  2. Heat 1½ tablespoons of olive oil in a large non stick pan. Add zucchini, grated garlic, salt and pepper and cook at medium heat for 5-10 minutes ( the times depends on the texture you prefer. For firmer, "crunchier" zucchini, cook for less time). Remove from heat and place in a shallow bowl
  3. Add pine nuts to the pan and toast for 2-3 minutes until golden brown, tossing often (pay close attention to the pine nuts as they can easily burn!). Add to cooked zucchini
  4. Sprinkle chopped basil and lemon zest (if using) and drizzle remaining ½ tablespoon of olive oil
If you don't have a julienne peeler, use a regular vegetable peeler to make wider ribbons. You'll have "fettuccine" instead of "spaghetti"!!

Yellow and green zucchini spaguetti


Yellow zucchini strips made with a julienne peeler
Yellow zucchini strips made with a julienne peeler

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15 Responses to Yellow & Green Zucchini “Spaghetti” With Basil & Pine Nuts

  1. Jamie Geller August 4, 2013 at 7:56 am #

    I love this! I always make zucchini spaghetti – either with EVOO and Parmesan or Marinara and Parmesan — I love this lemon, basil, pine nut idea – thanks so much!
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  2. Whitney @ Jewhungry August 4, 2013 at 9:58 am #

    I love love LOVE my Julienne peeler an am always looking for new recipes/inspiration to use it. This looks beautiful. Mazal tov to the bar mitzvah boy!

  3. Ronnie Fein August 4, 2013 at 10:33 am #

    What a light, simple, refreshing dish. It could be a side dish, although for me it could also be dinner. Beautiful too.
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  4. Alison@Alibabka August 4, 2013 at 9:31 pm #

    Love this so much! Making this tomorrow! I have zucchini all ready for it in my fridge!

  5. Tamar Genger @joyofkosher August 4, 2013 at 10:48 pm #

    Zucchini spaghetti has become a total favorite, I love that you combined the yellow and green and the flavors you shared here.
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  6. Thejewushhostess August 5, 2013 at 10:36 am #

    Love the yellow/green lemon basil combo!

  7. Sarah Klinkowitz August 5, 2013 at 2:12 pm #

    I have to get a peeler like that! As an aside, I love all the ingredients in this dish. So light and refreshing!

  8. Jenny @ BAKE August 19, 2013 at 8:18 am #

    this looks gorgeous! so bright and colourful!
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  9. Jamie Geller August 27, 2013 at 10:06 am #

    Making this for DIN DIN tonight!
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  10. Liane April 13, 2014 at 9:05 am #

    Thank you for all of this wonderful, creative vegetarian pesach inspiration – I’m looking forward to trying some. The vivid photos are fabulous; Chag sameach


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