This is a great way to use up those extra cucumbers when the family is over salads for the summer.

For best results, use seedless cucumbers that are at least 1 1/2″ thick. You are going to need a spiralizer for this recipe. My favorite one is this one Paderno Vegetable Slicer/Spiralizer. You can find my Fresh Basil Pesto recipe here: Fresh Pesto

Cucumber Noodles with Fresh Pesto

This super easy low-carb dish is a great way to savor the delicious, natural flavors of fresh cucumber, basil, garlic, and toasted pine nuts. Enjoy this dish on its own, or top with your favorite lean protein, such as grilled chicken or steamed fish, for a more satisfying meal.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4 Servings


  • 4 Large Firm seedless cucumbers peeled
  • 1/2 Cup fresh pesto
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  • Using a spiral slicer, cut cucumbers into thick, long noodles. (If using the Paderno Tri-Blade Vegetable Spiral Slicer, use the medium “chipper” blade to create slightly thicker strands).
  • Cut the noodles with kitchen scissors once they reach 10-12” long. Place cut noodles on paper or clean kitchen towels and gently blot to absorb excess moisture.
  • Place cucumber noodles in a medium, non-reactive bowl and top with fresh pesto. Toss gently to combine. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and serve immediately
Keyword Cucumbers, Gluten-Free, Low Carb, Main Dish