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Zucchini Linguini


Thinly sliced zucchini stands in for pasta in this garden-fresh dish that is bursting with flavor.
Zucchini noodles or zoodles are light, tasty and can be served with all kinds of healthful toppings.

  • Recipe
  • My Notes
  • Nutrition Facts
  • Ratings & Comments (24)


2 medium zucchini or yellow squash
3 medium fresh tomatoes
9 pieces unsalted, unsulfured, dried tomatoes, soaked in water to cover for at least 1 hour
2 cloves garlic
4 leaves fresh basil
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar


Use a julienne peeler (or spiral slicer or regular vegetable peeler) to make long, very thin strips of zucchini, and arrange on two plates.

Chop the fresh tomatoes roughly and place in a food processor with dried tomatoes and soaking water, garlic, basil, and vinegar. Pulse until you reach desired consistency. Spoon the sauce over the zucchini strips.

My Notes: (Click Edit to enter your notes about this recipe)

Serves 2

Per Serving:

Calories 113
Protein 6 g
Carbohydrates 23 g
Sugars 11 g
Total Fat 1.4 g
Saturated Fat 0.3 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 43 mg
Fiber 6 g
Beta-Carotene 1229 ug
Vitamin C 67 mg
Calcium 75 mg
Iron 2.6 mg
Folate 85 ug
Magnesium 85 mg
Potassium 971 mg
Zinc 1.3 mg
Selenium 0.8 ug

My Rating: 
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09/09/2011 07:57 PM

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Very good and very filling!!! i did extra garlic and extra basil


07/31/2012 06:06 PM

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I had this last night and I loved it! I left one of the tomatoes in the diced stage to garnish the top and added 1/2Tbl of shaved parmesan cheese. My husband wasn't wild about the raw zucchini. I will make it again and use half and half zucchini and white brand until he gets better at liking zucchini.


07/31/2012 06:13 PM

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Sorry white Beans not brand


08/06/2014 11:34 PM

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Do you cook the zucchini at all?


08/07/2014 06:22 AM

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We lightly steam our spiralized zucchini - it becomes watery, but it is so yummy we don't care. Might try it raw after reading this recipe though! Some Vegan parmesan cheese goes well also.


08/08/2014 03:37 PM

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How much dried basil could you use to replace the fresh?


08/09/2014 08:00 PM

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So tasty .. I added green onions and chopped mushroom and sautéed it all before toping in onto the spiralized zucchini. sprinkled some homemade vegan parmesan cheese (made with pine nuts and nutritional yeast :)


08/10/2014 07:46 PM

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I see that the protein per serving has been revised down to 5g. Makes sense. Thanks,


08/13/2014 09:25 AM

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Is this a cold dish...I didn't see any cooking instructions?


08/19/2014 03:33 PM

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Great recipe! Besides, I was able to use up my excess supply of tomatoes and zucchinis from my garden.


10/31/2014 04:21 PM

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These are great ways to use up the zucc from the garden, also they are different from the regular stuffed reciprs.

Joyce Swango

09/08/2015 06:43 PM

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Easy and very good!


09/08/2015 11:21 PM

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It's a raw dish - no cooking - it's delicious. I peel the zucchini first and at times have warmed the sauce and put over the zucchini for people who were unaccustomed to eating raw. They LOVED it.


09/13/2015 11:34 AM

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Delicious as is!!!


06/23/2016 09:36 PM

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The sauce was very bad, bitter. We were unable to eat it. The recipe could be clearer as to the amount of dried tomato because some dried tomatoes are packaged in whole tomato pieces, some halved, some diced. Mine were half tomato pieces and 9 pieces was much to strong, bitter.
This comment was last edited on 06/24/2016 12:43 PM


09/14/2016 07:07 PM

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I used spaghetti squash second time much easier to make and tasty


10/28/2016 03:41 PM

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Delicious! Took me some time to understand that I was making pasta! Now i get it. never thought that raw zuchini was a thing! I fried some on a skilled and left half raw to see the difference. Raw was betters. Thinking about beens in the saus next time to  make it a sturdier meal for the family. Just love this recipe. And the fresh basil was awesome. Next time a little extra and some black pepper for an extra bang. (Caribbean family here!) Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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08/10/2018 06:22 AM

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12/28/2016 10:21 PM

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Very good.  I added 6 fresh mushrooms, 1 small white onion, 4 tomatoes, and extra vinegar and dried Italian seasoning.  After fixing each plate, I added 1 T of non-dairy mozzarella on top and microwaved the plate on high for 1 minute.  I had extra sauce left over & I'm guessing it will probably taste even better tomorrow. 

This comment was last edited on 12/28/2016 10:22 PM


08/02/2017 12:51 AM

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Made this Zucchini Linguini today, August 1, 2017. Bought Balsamic vinegar today just for this recipe, but for the life of me, the top will not come off of the bottle.  Do NOT buy Cadia Organic Balsamic Vinegar.  Never saw this brand before.  So instead I used another vinegar, White Wine.  So it did not come out as delicious as I expected.  The tomatoes are from my garden, as is the basil.  I ate it, but I know it could be better. And glad it did not require pasta, as I fall ill from pasta.  Best to require amount of soaking liquid, as mine has a bit to much liquid.  I will try this again, now that am experienced making it.

This comment was last edited on 08/02/2017 12:56 AM


09/15/2017 12:49 PM

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can you make this with fresh tomatoes? My garden is loaded with them and I'd like to use them while I can


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08/10/2018 06:24 AM

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Yes.  Recipe calls for fresh tomatoes 


12/15/2018 11:11 AM

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As a standalone recipe, I am sure it works great especially for the summer but as part of the aggressive weight loss plan it felt a bit blah...! I tried roasting the second serving of zucchini but it makes it runny and dilutes the sauce. Realised it's a raw version of pasta and sauce, not that great but I might make it again on days I am craving pasta as the sauce with garlic and basil has the same flavors. 


01/08/2019 08:08 PM

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I made zucchini noodles that were just a little larger than spaghetti.  The sauce was divine!  Very filling and delicious!


03/12/2019 12:02 PM

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My family, which includes 2 picky teens (served theirs on a bit of pasta with the zucchini), really enjoyed this. For all those asking-- yes this uncooked. We did add some roasted red peppers to the red sauce and I used canned tomatoes as I am not a fan of raw tomatoes, we also added a tiny bit of fennel and oregano for seasoning. We blended all the sauce ingredients on the hot setting with my Blendtec.  One of my picky eaters did blend his zucchini into his sauce and was fine with it. Love the idea of adding suteed mushrooms, will definitely do this in the future.


01/10/2020 07:09 PM

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My husband and I enjoy Dr Fuhrman's recipes.  However, this is not one of those.  It tasted bitter and harsh.  Not sure what I did incorrectly, I followed the recipe exactly.  Will not be making this again. The website won't let me correct the stars, I rated it a 1 star, but two should up.

This comment was last edited on 01/10/2020 07:11 PM

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04/08/2023 03:12 PM

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Must  taste the basil and the sun dried tomato before making this dish - some basil can be very bitter. Then we'd  know that the sauce will probably turn out bitter which saves us from making a disappointing recioe. I never blindly follow a recipe but keep taste-testing throughout process.