Zucchini Macadamia Pesto Roll-ups

Zucchini Pesto Roll Ups


This is a vegan macadamia pesto that may be enjoyed with grilled vegetables, as a pasta sauce or as a tasty layer inside a healthy lasagna or in a vegetable stack. You can make an excellent appetizer by rolling it-up inside grilled zucchini.


  • 4 large zucchini
  • 1/2 cup of macadamia nuts
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cups of spinach leaves
  • 1 cup of basil leaves
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 garlic clove
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Lightly toast macadamia nuts.
  2. Add all the ingredients except the zucchini into a food processor and process well. You may need to push the mixture down the sides and process further.
  3. Thinly slice zucchini length-ways and lightly brush with extra-virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Grill zucchini on a grill or bake in the oven at 400F/200C until soft. Cool slightly.
  5. Spread pesto along the cooked zucchini and roll up and put a tooth pick in to hold it closed.