Pesto Coodles (Courgette Noodles) with Burrata and Cherry Toms

Courgette noodles, or zucchini noodles depending on where you’re from, are happily taking the world by storm.

I was introduced to them at a little vegan restaurant in Notting Hill and have become utterly obsessed.

Although it feels like you’re enjoying a big bowl of pasta, they have a delightful crunch and don’t leave you with the heavy “ooof” feeling that wheat pasta gives you.

They require absolutely no cooking so retain every bit of their goodness (and they’re sinfully easy, too).

This time I knocked a platter up for Valentina & PJ with pesto, hand torn burrata and cherry tomatoes.

Cor, that burrata really deserves a close up, doesn’t it?

Burrata (incase you haven’t tried it) is a sort of cross between mozzarella and cream. The mozzarella and cream are all encased within a case made of MORE mozzarella (it’s a very cheesy affair).

Ok, enough oggling.

Let’s get down to business!

To serve 2-3 people you’ll need:

3 courgettes

Handful of cherry tomatoes

1 ball of burrata (the world’s greatest cheese)

Pesto: Big handful of fresh basil, 1 clove garlic, small handful of toasted pine nuts, handful fresh parmesan cheese (grated), olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper.

Oh, you’ll need a spiralizer too (I use this one).

Start by spiralizing your courgettes, or just use a veg peeler to cut into ribbons.

Throw all of your pesto ingredients into a blender until you have a glorious, green gunge.

Toss in a couple of extra pine nuts if you like.

Dollop a couple of big spoonfuls onto your noodles.

Toss them by hand, a spoon will just get tangled and ruin your lovely ribbons.

Pile onto your serving plate.

Smatter with tomatoes.

Unwrap your burrata.

When you rip it open the burrata oozes and melts.

Tear it up and drop here and there.

Drizzle the whole shebang with a little olive oil and serve.

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We enjoyed ours outside on the terrace with a chilled bottle of rosé (Chateau Leoube).

The perfect midsummer supper.

This dish is a superb source of vit A, vit C, potassium (which is brilliant for your organs, immune system and even your happiness!), it’s packed with antioxidants, it’s good for your digestion and a real cracker for clear skin, strong nails and glossy hair.

Just try and get everything as fresh as possible, so you get as many nutrients as you can. If you’re lucky enough to have courgettes growing in the garden then you are going to LOVE this!

Go on, give Coodles a go and tell me what you think. Tag me (@rosielondoner) in your captions on Instagram and I’ll come on over for a peroosal of your Coodles!

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  • Hiral Mistry

    I have also blogged about courgette spaghetti! or as I like to call it… courghetti. Your posts always make me so hungry!

    Hiral xx

    • Lilly

      That’s what I call them too πŸ˜€

      • Hiral Mistry

        great minds Lilly!

    • Haha I’m loving the term “courghetti”. Brilliant!

      • Hiral Mistry

        Haha! glad you enjoy it πŸ™‚ Loving your blog btw xx

  • Amazing recipe as always Rosie.

    Fie x Coffee & Confetti

  • Natasha

    Hi Rosie, Looks yum! Might be worth mentioning that as a medium courgette only has around 33 calories you can easily have two or three courgettes to yourself, as long as you don’t overload on the burrata it remains a super healthy but a little more filling meal πŸ™‚

    • That is so interesting, I love the idea of this dish even more now. I’m definitely going to try this tonight πŸ™‚

      Fingers crossed I use the burrata sparingly, as if it tastes as good as it looks in your photos Rosie I’m in trouble!!!

      Beth x

      • Natasha

        Hey Beth, Yes, don’t ever hold back on the veggies, it’s what goes with them that counts. I literally eat a family sized salad bowl for lunch i just make dressings without any oil x

  • Amy

    Hi Rosie,
    Where do you buy your burrata? I am on a search for the best burrata in South London. Love the plates – they make me think of Tuscany!
    Amy x

    • Courtney Oneka Kennedy-Sanigar

      Theres a stall at borough market that makes the most amazing fresh burrata. You can try it before you buy it too πŸ™‚ mmm

  • I love courgette noodles, thanks to my spiraliser. Great post Rosie!

  • Sheila

    I will absolutely be trying this. I really appreciate how easy your recipes tend to be, but also how creative and kind to the eyes! Merci.
    xx, Sheila

  • Been trying to make this for a while and did not relate a zucchini to a courgette hahaha THANK you ! xx

  • I am a recent covert to courgetti and just posted my recipe on the blog. I can’t digest rice, pasta etc so using veg as a substitute is a god send! I’m addicted to pesto so will be trying this πŸ™‚

  • Olivia Magnelli

    If you wanted to serve this warm (It’s winter here in South Africa) do you reckon you could heat the pesto and then stir it through the zucchini or quickly blanch the zucchini in some boiling water?

    • Rosie

      You could very briefly steam the Coodles, that way they’d retain much more of their goodness! I wouldn’t heat the pesto though x

  • Sonia

    Oh my! I’m definitely investing in a spiralizer ASAP! This looks so delicious and now I have an intense craving for some pesto. Bravo as usual Rosie!xxx

  • Mmmm this looks delicious and perfect for summer! I’ve been of obsessed with courgette noodles for this sunny weather we’re finally having!

  • Debbie Walpole

    I use a julienne cutter when I do this, but doesn’t look as neat as yours, kitchen tool envy!….

  • Marijke

    Just as I was wondering what to do with the bag of courgettes in my fridge… this was incredibly perfect timing!

  • Alice Saggers

    This looks gorgeous! Have been wanting to try Courgette noodles for a while now. Love your crockery too πŸ˜€

  • this looks so bloody good i am definitely going to have to try it out. Seriously yum & super healthy. Win Win. And I absolutely love Burrata

    Mel x

  • Had burrata pizza recently in Italy- rocked! Your noodles look awesome. πŸ™‚ x

  • ninegrandstudent

    I’ve been making courgetti for a while – I like it lightly fried with garlic and some “1 Cal Spray” so its a little softer and warmer. I’ve even been known to make a lighter carbonara – fry bacon (dry pan), add courgette strips for a few minutes, then add the egg, cheese and pepper as normal. Oh, and a cheaper alternative to a spiraliser is a julienne peeler, I use mine so much! x

  • that’s it. My lunch is sorted. Thanks muchly

  • Look delicious. I’m so going to try this…yummy x

  • Ooh me three!! Our courgettes are growing thick and fast at the mo and, now that I’ve finally invested in my trusty ‘julienne peeler’ i’ve been making ‘courgette spaghetti’ like a demon! Not only that, but I’ve only just discovered the orgasmic delights of burrata too (though I’d heard about it before). Truly an indulgent delight πŸ™‚ They sell it in Waitrose now. Great post Rosie!

  • This looks so tasty!! x

  • Beccy

    This just looks so delicious – will definitely have to try and make this. Although I’m sure mine won’t look quite as good!

    Beccy ~

  • Millie

    I’d love to know what spiralisers you use! I’ve been googling away at them but a first hand recommendation would be amazing! xxxx

  • This looks so yummie! I tried the cauliflower rice yesterday, it was delicious! Definitely going to give this one a try as well! x

  • Healthy, light, and pretty for a summer meal – my tummy’s demanding this already! πŸ™‚

  • Thank you for this! I have been meaning to try for months! I even had a friend bring me a julienne slicer from the states back in April (much cheaper there even though amazon sells them). I was told to boil the noodle for just a minute or two, I guess to soften them. Lastly, I consider Halloumi the world’a best cheese, but I have yet to try burrata πŸ™‚ thanks again!

  • Wow Wow Wow this looks sooooooo yummy! And the best part… it looks super quick. This is such a great post Rosie, thanks so much for sharing!

    Beth x

  • gina

    this is a really good idea – i’m a fussy eater but love tomato pasta so might give it a go..

  • The noodles look so cool! And they look perfect with the pesto sauce too, I didn’t know it was so simple to make! πŸ™‚

  • Sarah Ebner

    Looks delicious! What happens if you don’t have a spiralizer – or if you then decide to get one (ahem), what else can you use it for? Thanks

  • Libby SJM

    I’ve seen lots of ‘coodles’ recipes around but this is by far the most appealing – looks so delicious! x

  • Pacific to Park

    Zucchini noodles are my absolute favorite! This recipe would also be great with arugula pesto! Definitely making this tonight!

    thanks for sharing


  • This looks utterly divine. Off to find me a spiralizer! It’s the only reason I haven’t made it sooner! I see you don’t cook the courgettes, I’d love to try them steamed too!

  • I love you. I used to simply admire you but now the scale has tipped with this recipe. I am so making this next year when I’m back at uni and crying about not living in Italy anymore. And I am also growing my own courgettes! xxx
    Lucy @

  • i love spiralized noodles, i need to get my mitts on one as I’d love to make pasta noodles for dinner sometime ! this recipe looks divine, that cheese is just heaven

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography –

  • Nikki @ Road to Less Cake

    This looks so good. I’m so into courgette pasta at the mo. I love them with my homemade spag bol

  • This looks so yummy, I love courgette and have been wanting to make courgetti for ages! Shall have to invest in a spiralizer.

    Charlotte β™‘

  • lisa robb

    This looks and sounds sooo good
    L x

  • Omg. That looks amazing! I’m obsessed with basically anything pesto, but pretty much hate myself immediately after eating. I’ll definitely have to try those zucchini noodles. Thanks for sharing!


  • PeonyandPeach

    Anything with pesto is a winner for me so this looks amazing! I am in fact growing my own courgettes so I can’t wait to try making this. I need to get my hands on one of those spirializers!!

    Giveaway on my blog!

  • Kelsey Wilburn

    gosh this looks delicious!

    ladies in navy

  • Great post; I make this a lot but I call it Zoodles! Despite its simplicity, it’s such a delicious dish!

    Mara xx

  • Guest

    Coodles is the best word. Sounds like it could be the name of a brother or sister of Custard!

  • KFunk

    Burrata is EVERYTHING. Can’t wait to try this!! x

  • OOOOOOH this looks delicious! I think I need a spiralizer! This could persuade my daughter to eat more greens if she thought it was spaghetti!!!

    Thank you!

  • Peppermint Dolly

    Yummy! Can’t wait to try this recipe


  • Roz

    Affiliated with Ocado on this one… any chance of disclosing this?

  • I have GOT to try this dish, it looks amazing. Just need to find one of those swizzle things for the courgettes & away we go!!!!
    Hugs xoxo

  • This looks so delicious! I love the idea of being able to eat pasta without feeling so heavy after!

  • this looks so healthy and delicious, perfect for summer! will definitely have to give this recipe a go x

  • I love this recipe it is so yummy!! πŸ™‚

  • Janine Maral

    This looks like an amazing alternative to spaghetti… must try!

    Janine Maral from

  • This looks delicious πŸ™‚ definitely going to try this over summer xx

  • This looks so delicious! I have never tried burrata before but it sounds amazing πŸ™‚

  • Shea

    Is this a hot or cold pasta dish? If it’s cold, could you possibly warm it up?

  • LOVE COODLES! although reminds me slightly of the primary school ‘cooties’ insult! I have blogged about courgetti before, I made a healthy alternative to spag bol, meat free, grain free and super healthy!

  • Katie Albury

    This looks amazing!! And so pleased its gluten free too! Also thanks for the spiralizer link- I’ve been meaning to get one of those!
    Katie x

  • I love courgettes…but alas the hubs is not a big fan. I may have to make this and just serve it and see where we go from there! Thanks for sharing!


  • I always love how you put everything on Blue and White plates! You always link up some of the prettiest dishes I’ve seen! I’ll definitely be putting some of these on my wedding registry! Thanks for all the inspiration!


  • Jules

    Just ordered a Spiralizer from Amazon….so excited to make it over the weekend!! Thanks Rosie x

  • Thanks for the inspiration. I’m definitely going to make courgette noodles tomorrow.

  • Ooooh what a sexy little summer supper – this just screams out Italy to me πŸ™‚

    x x

    {The Lobster & Me}

  • Hmm, suddenly “need” a spiralizer in my life.

    Ellie /

  • Stephanie

    This looks incredible (and I don’t even like courgettes) haha!



  • I’m not the biggest zucchini fan but this looks so amazing I think I’m going to have to try it πŸ˜‰ Cheers!

  • Now I’m sooo hungry! These look absolutely amazing. Must try.

    I just started my own fashion/beauty/lifestyle blog so if anyone would like to check that out I would really appreciate it!! xx

  • Sarah Wright

    Made this tonight! It was my first attempt at zucchini noodles. Fantastic summer meal!

  • Tom

    I made these last night… amazing! Thank you for the great inspiration Rosie!

  • Emory Luce Baldwin

    I’ve never been a summer squash fan, but my love of pesto, tomatoes, and mozzarella convinced me to try this. It was just as wonderful as I hoped, and I’ll be making it again! My julienne attachment for my cuisinart worked well instead of buying a spiralizer.

  • Becca Jackson

    How much oil and lemon juice do you need?? xx

  • ddd

    what kind of spiralizer did you use?