nutritional information


  • Calories: 320
  • Protein: 16 g
  • Total Fat: 26 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14 g
  • Sodium: 590 mg
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Sugar: 7 g

Zucchini “Fettuccine” with Fresh Marinara

Zucchini "Fettuccine" with Fresh Marinara


30 minutes or fewer

The key to this fresh sauce is using the reddest, ripest, sweetest tomatoes. If they're a little acidic, stir in a teaspoon or two of pure maple syrup or honey.
  • 1 ½ lb. plum tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 cup packed fresh basil leaves, chopped, plus sprigs for garnish
  • ⅓ cup dry-packed sun-dried tomatoes, softened in warm water and chopped
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • Sea salt or kosher salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 oz. mixed summer squash (green and yellow), ends trimmed
  • 1 orange bell pepper, halved and seeded
  • 8 oz. soy or fresh mozzarella, diced
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • Grated regular or soy Parmesan cheese for garnish, optional
  • 6 basil sprigs for garnish, optional

1. Put tomatoes, basil, sun-dried tomatoes, 3 Tbs. oil, shallot, dash of salt and several grinds of pepper into food processor, and process until sauce resembles finely textured salsa.

2. Pare squash lengthwise on 4 sides into paper-thin slices, about 1-inch wide, using sharp vegetable peeler. Discard soft centers, or save for another use. Stack slices, and cut into 1/4-inch-wide “fettuccine” strips. Cut bell pepper into paper-thin strips.

3. Put “fettuccine” into bowl with mozzarella, walnuts, remaining 1 Tbs. oil and salt to taste; toss gently. Pour sauce into 6 shallow bowls, and top with “fettuccine” mixture. Grind fresh pepper over each and, if using, top with Parmesan cheese and basil sprigs. Serve.

July 2005

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Would it make any difference in taste or texture if this were served Hot?

Maria - 2015-08-12 00:24:59

That was wicked good

Jim - 2014-07-16 23:17:51

I found this recipe to be very good. I will however add a couple cloves of garlic the next time to give it a little more umph!

Ms Hope - 2010-04-18 12:10:22

my tomatoes and courgettes are ready for harvesting, but my peppers are still I might have to buy a ripe one just to try this out - it sounds really tasty:)

christine - 2011-08-15 11:15:05