Mint Pesto Zucchini Pasta with Goat Cheese

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Mint Pesto Zucchini Pasta with Goat Cheese

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m bad about washing my produce. If I rinse an apple before biting down, it’s a special occasion. I’m usually in such a rush, pacing around my kitchen like a mad woman, rummaging through my chaotic pantry and running downstairs to purchase something last minute.

Actually, whenever Lu asks me to grab him a piece of fruit from the fridge, he always goes “Rinse it first!” because he knows I most likely won’t.

When the founder of the Wild Mint Shop, Hannah, reached out to me, I knew it was a sign that it was about time I incorporated some non-toxic cleaning products into my kitchen.

Mint Pesto Zucchini Pasta with Goat Cheese

Before I get into it, first, let’s talk about how small of a world it is. Hannah isn’t just a random business owner – I went to Wake Forest University with her! Even though I hadn’t talked to her since college, it was such a nice message to get from a young entrepreneur like myself (we both graduated 2009), passionate about healthy, clean living.

Of course, I knew I wanted to collaborate with her and bring Wild Mint Shop in front of you guys – it’s totally up our alley! Here’s their mission statement:

Wild Mint, we are dedicated to providing the best non-toxic and eco-friendly products to help you build a healthier lifestyle and environment. We are continually learning, growing, and making sure we are as up-to-date as possible on research about harmful chemicals, new products, and green practices. We want to make change easier and hope to portray that no matter how big or small the changes you make in your life are, you are making a difference!

That’s a mission I can support. Hannah has so many great resources on the site, such as information about the types of toxic chemicalstips and tricks on how to avoid said chemicals, and even some simple, healthy recipes.

Mint Pesto Zucchini Pasta with Goat Cheese

Actually, Hannah sent me some of her produce wash to use and I’ve been using it nonstop. It’s got a clean scent and it seems to rinse off the residue on veggies better than just using water – I tried it on my collard greens from the farmer’s market and it got all the dirt off quickly and easily.

If you’d like to purchase the Better Life brand produce wash that I now use, click here. At the bottom of this post, you’ll see that Wild Mint’s offering Inspiralized readers a 10% off discount code, so use it!

Mint Pesto Zucchini Pasta with Goat Cheese

Most importantly, I used it to wash off my zucchinis for this delicious mint pesto pasta recipe. After more requests for summer-friendly cold pasta dishes, I’ve really been working on easy, no-sweat-required recipes that are full of fresh flavor. Plus, everything tastes better with creamy, soft, fluffy goat cheese.

So, thanks to Hannah for reaching out and introducing me to a site full of non-toxic products I can incorporate into my hectic everyday and sleep a little more soundly.

Mint Pesto Zucchini Pasta with Goat Cheese

Not sure what to get? Hannah recommends:

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Hannah from Wild Mint Shop is also offering us an exclusive discount code – 10% off! Enter “ALI” as a promotional code on checkout to redeem the discount.


Mint Pesto Zucchini Pasta with Goat Cheese

Nutritional Information and Recipe


Mint Pesto Zucchini Pasta with Goat Cheese

Prep Time15 mins
Servings: 2


  • 2 medium zucchinis Blade C
  • ½ cup snow peas
  • 1/2 cup diced scallions
  • ¼ cup crumbled goat cheese 2-3oz
  • For the pesto:
  • 2 tablespoon minced mint leaves
  • 1/2 small avocado peeled, insides cubed
  • 1/2-1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • zest of 1 small lemon
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons slivered blanched almonds
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Place all of the ingredients for the pesto into a food processor and pulse until creamy. Taste and adjust, if necessary.
  • In a large mixing bowl, place in the zucchini noodles, snap peas and scallions. Pour the dressing over the mixture and toss to combine thoroughly.
  • Divide the noodle mixture into two bowls and top each equally with goat cheese.

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Bonnie Sanders says:
Would Love to put it towards some new cookware.
atabler says:
This recipe is so up my alley!
atabler says:
I am interested in Wild Mint's green cleaning products!
EmayinPA says:
All this in addition to your great recipes! Oh my, with my $75 I'd get tons of produce wash, some snack bags and try the bug repellent... %*#@! mosquitos. I'd have no "won" money left over, but might treat myself to some pretty jewelry, too. :) Thanks!
Alicia says:
I'm working on transitioning to more natural body & beauty products... I would definitely ispend my money there#
Nadia says:
I'd like to get some essential oils, sandwich bags and definitely cast iron cookware!
Mary Lou says:
Hope I win to try out the produce wash, sounds great!
kelsey5280 says:
I would love to get their glass bakeware and containers! The glass dinnerware set looks pretty too! Actually I would love to win the the lottery and just buy everything ;)
I like this water bottle
jessica z says:
I would buy some natural body products - like the deodorant and scrubs!
grits76 says:
Probably something from Bath and Body. Thanks for a fun giveaway!
Whitney D says:
This looks amazing!!! And I think we all need a good reminder to get better about washing our produce...
Mary Beth says:
Thanks for the info on Wild Mint! I definitely need some glass food storage containers! And Ali, where did you find those adorable lemon & lime salt & pepper shakers?
Malisa says:
I'd check out the bug repellent since I have a baby and don't want to put the nasty chemicals on her!
A LunchBot! It reminds me of my favorite childhood thermos. Plus, it would be great to bring healthy soup to work.
Sheila says:
Looks good! Can't wait to make it.
Amie Nixdorf says:
Looks good! I will be trying this next week
Samantha says:
This recipe looks yummy, I'd like to try it with my spiralizer. I'd start replacing my plastic with earth friendly kitchen dishes, ie plastic bottles, containers etc.
Erin R. says:
I would love a pair of the minty green glass earrings.
reusable snack bags for sure! I've been wanting some for awhile now!
Nicole-Lynn says:
I'd get some sippy cups for my baby girl and natural sunscreen and bug repellent! Thanks for the opportunity!
jesusan says:
Anything for cleaning, or produce wash. I need things that don't have strong chemical scents.
karen says:
I definitely need some new storage containers
Kim says:
Undoubtable, I would buy new cookie sheets/baking trays. All of mine are chipped and I think that means they are now carcinogenic. Eeek.
Jessica DeMay says:
I would buy the produce wash. I'm so bad about just rinsing it quickly. I need to take more time washing it. I also love the glass food containers and reusable plastic bags!!
A new lunch bag, a set of stainless steel straws and a cleaning brush, some Better Life cleaning products because I love them, and if there's any money left over some glass containers.
CodieD says:
Produce wash sounds fun to try!
Bonnie Esterow says:
Recipe sounds yummy, I love goat cheese! Wild Mint has SOOO many great things... Love the coffee sleeves, wine slippers & charms, cleaner for my fruits & veggies (especially since I got inspiralized!) and the silicone hot handle holder !!
Cheryl S says:
Can't wait to make this recipe. Thanks for the 10% off at Wild Mint...I want to get the sunscreen.
Jo says:
I like all the glass storage containers!
Maybe the kid veggie crayons. Looks green and fun for little hands.
Michelle Davis says:
Do you not cook the zucchini & peas?
love your mint pesto idea. I would want sunscreen

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