Lazy Pesto

Monday Rambling….

I’m so tired and lazy today!  It was a long weekend, full of fantastic friends & a whole lot of organic chem homework.  I have TONS more homework to do.  There is a pile of clean laundry sitting on my bed (waiting to be folded by the laundry fairy) & dishes in the kitchen sink!! Blah, blah, blah…I’m being a drama queen. I had a bunch of basil that has seen better days and I needed to use it up.  I really just wanted to order a pizza and call it a night, but, here’s what I managed to throw together. Now I don’t have to feel guilty for drinking more than 6 ounces of wine with my dinner.  Cheers to Lazy-a$$-Healthy-Delicious-One-Pan-Dinners!

lazy vegan pesto

Lazy Pesto with Zucchini Noodles


Serves 2

  • 4 smallish zucchini, cut however you’d like (I made noodles with my spiralizer)
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 3-4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-2 cups grape/sugar plum tomatoes, sliced in half (I like a lot of tomatoes)
  • 1 Tbs olive oil
  • 15 leaves of fresh basil, I cut into slivers with kitchen scissors
  • ¼ cup pine nuts


  1. In a sauté pan, heat the olive oil, minced garlic, and onion.
  2. Sauté until the onions are translucent. Add pine nuts and sauté for 2 mins. I like the pine nuts to get a little browned.pinenuts onion garlic sauteed
  3. Add in zucchini noodles & tomatoes. Sauté until zucchini gets a little tender (about 3 minutes) One Pan-Lazy Vegan Pesto
  4. Turn off the heat.
  5. Add fresh basil, and sauté for 1 more minute. The heat from the noodles etc. will be enough to gently cook the basil.
  6. That’s it!

Garnish ideas: more basil, pine nuts, parmesan cheese, feta, nutritional yeast…

Lazy Vegan Pesto with Pine Nuts and Tomatoes

Pour yourself a glass of red wine and kick your feet up!

XO, Siobain

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