Low carb recipe: zucchini pasta pesto and salmon

Low carb recipe: zucchini pasta pesto and salmon

Low carb recipe: zucchini pasta pesto and salmon

Looking for a light but very tasty recipe? Then this creamy zucchini pasta with pesto and a delicious moot of salmon might be exactly what you are looking for.

I have become a serious fan of sneaking in some extra veggies after having made my STICKY GARLIC​​​ SHRIMP ON A BED OF BROCCOLI​​​ RICE recipe. So I decided to try out the courgetti. That’s zucchini cut into spaghetti-like strips. How cool is that?

Zucchini pasta or courgetti

You can now buy them ready-made at the supermarket, but you can also cut the zucchini yourself into strips with a spiral cutter or by hand. That is, of course, a bit more work. You can also use half zucchini and half pasta in the recipe if you miss the real pasta. In any case, this is a way to eat extra vegetables.

Baked salmon

How uh-mazing is a salmon filet just slightly pan-fried? Not overly baked and chewy. A gently fried salmon filet pairs so fantasticly well with the courgetti and the pesto. If you are not really a fish lover, you could also use chicken, it goes equally well, but I love my salmon.

Let’s do it!

Low carb recipe: zucchini pasta pesto and salmon

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Low Carb
Keyword: gluten free, healthy, low carb
Servings: 2


  • 2 filet salmon
  • 400 gram courgetti
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp pesto
  • salt and peper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 5 radishes
  • 200 gram green salad


  • Finely chop the garlic and slice the radishes.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and fry the salmon in it. Start baking on one side for about 3 minutes, then turn and bake the other side for 3 minutes as well.
  • Take a large pan, heat a little oil and fry the garlic for about 1 minute. Then add the zucchini pasta and stir fry for about 2 minutes so that it does not become too soft. Season with pepper and salt after 2 minutes.
  • Add the zucchini pasta to a plate, place the salmon on top and put the sliced radishes all around. Serve with a nice green salad and olive oil.

And now, enjoy this low carb recipe: zucchini pasta pesto and salmon!

Low carb recipe: zucchini pasta pesto and salmon