A zucchini next to a bowl of spiraled zucchini noodles.
2 Zucchinis
2 tbsp Extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup Store-bought pesto (optional)
Kosher salt, to taste
Fresh black pepper, to taste

Run the noodles through a spiralizer.

Heat a large saute pan with olive oil. Add the noodles and allow to saute for 1 to 2 minutes. Season with salt.

Remove to a bowl and toss with pesto if you wish. Serve.

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Pro Tip: These steps can be use to make all kinds of other veggie noodles, like butternut squash or carrot.

Zucchini Noodles That Aren't Soggy

After running the zucchini through your spiralizer, simply saute the noodles with a little olive oil — and only for a few minutes. This gives you tender, warmed noodles that aren't overcooked. Only salt them after they finish cooking, and then toss them in pesto if you want. This is simply the best way to cook zucchini noodles.

When you're done making your zucchini noodles, use them to make a whole dinner! Try our recipes for easy zoodle shrimp scampi and grilled chicken with walnut pesto zoodles.