Dr. Fuhrman Recipe of the Day – Zucchini Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Substitute zucchini spaghetti or zoodles for traditional pasta. Add a simple, fresh tomato sauce and you have an easy, fresh-from-the-garden supper.


3 medium zucchini, cut to resemble spaghetti (see note)
1/2 large sweet onion, chopped
5 garlic cloves, chopped
4 ounces mushrooms, sliced
4 medium tomatoes, chopped
4 basil leaves, chopped


After cutting the zucchini, let it drain in a colander.

While zucchini is draining, heat 2 tablespoons water in a saute pan and saute onion until tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add the mushrooms and cook until softened and tender. Add the tomatoes and basil and cook for another 5 minutes.

Serve zucchini topped with the tomato sauce.

Note: A vegetable spiralizer works well for cutting the zucchini. A mandolin fitted with a julienne attachment or a vegetable peeler may also be used.

Source: Zucchini Spaghetti with Fresh Tomato Sauce