Vegetarian pesto courgette and carrot noodles with feta cheese and olives

Vegetarian pesto courgette n' carrot noodles with feta cheese and olives

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine World Cuisine
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Ramona Sebastian


For the salad:

  • 3 courgettes (shredded or spiralised)
  • 3 medium carrots (shredded or spiralised)
  • 200 g feta cheese
  • 10-12 green pitted olives
  • 1 pinch dry Italian mixed herbs
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds (mixed)

For the vinaigrette:

  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp pesto sauce (optional)
  • 3 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp dry oregano
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tiny pinch salt pink Himalayan
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


  • Place all the ingredients for the vinaigrette into a jar. Place the lid on and give it all a good old shake.
  • Wash the courgettes, peel and wash the carrots. Pat try and spiralise.
  • Transfer the spiralised courgettes and carrots to a large bowl.
  • Chop or slice the olives into small chunks or little slices, sprinkle the sesame seeds, the dry Italian herbs, crumble the feta cheese into desired size crumbles.
  • Give the vinaigrette a last shake and drizzle over the vegetable noodles, toss gently to coat the vegetables uniformly.
  • Transfer into the serving plates and fully enjoy this beauty.


Vegetarian pesto courgette n' carrot noodles with feta cheese and olives
  • I have added some lemon zest in the past or some mint. Amazingly fresh. 
  • Most times I use garlic stuffed olives but truthfully any kind or flavour, kind and herbed olives would do.
  •  I also do replace the courgette with spiralised cucumber ?? or ‘the curly C' as my daughter calls it.  
  • If you are into salads, you coud also try this superb red cabbage and carrot salad red cabbage salad or this beautiful broccoli salad two superb choices to go with a summer BBQ. 
  • I will come back with more recipes of this type so if you are a bit of a salad freak just like myself, stay tuned.    
Enjoy !