RECIPES

Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Burrata

A fresh herb pesto with nutty gouda and a creamy burrata topping is not only delicious but also makes this a beautiful meatless entrée or side dish.

Pesto Zucchini Noodles with Burrata
Active Time
30 Minutes
Servings
4

Ingredients

Ingredients List

Cheese

Look for the Proudly Wisconsin Badge when shopping for cheese. Any brand of Wisconsin Gouda or Burrata can be used in this recipe.

Instructions

  1. Place the almonds, gouda, basil, mint, parsley and garlic in a food processor; cover and pulse until finely chopped. Slowly drizzle in 1/2 cup olive oil; puree until mixture is smooth, adding more olive oil until desired consistency if necessary. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  2. Trim zucchini ends; halve zucchini widthwise. Remove seeds if desired. Slice zucchini with a spiralizer into thin, long “noodles”; place on paper towels to absorb excess moisture.
  3. Sauté zucchini in remaining olive oil, in batches, in a large skillet over medium heat for 2-3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Transfer to a large bowl. Add 3-4 tablespoons reserved pesto; toss to combine, adjusting pesto as desired. Save any remaining pesto for a different dish. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Top servings with burrata. Garnish with herbs and almonds.

Recipe Tips

  • Store any leftover pesto in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to a week. Lightly drizzle with olive oil to help prevent browning. Or, freeze it in ice cube trays. Remove frozen pesto from trays; place in a sealed plastic freezer bag for up to 6 months.
  • Don’t have a spiralizer? No problem! Spiralized veggies can be purchased in the produce section of your grocery store. 

Cheesemonger Tip

Select for cheesemonger info

Do you have questions when shopping for cheese? Ask the cheesemonger! A cheesemonger specializes in the buying and selling of high-quality cheese, usually available in the specialty section of a grocery store or cheese shop. Knowledgeable and passionate, a cheesemonger is a go-to resource for cheese varieties and pairings, proper cheese storage and handling, its cooking applications and cheese brand information.

BelGioioso’s Burrata is an award-winning, fresh cheese with a lovely surprise hidden inside each ball. When cut open, there are fresh mozzarella pieces soaked in delicious heavy cream.

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