Zucchini Pomodoro

Wow, this is fabulous!  Relatively quick, very easy, and no cooking required as it’s all raw.  A fabulously refreshing dish for a warm day, yet the cayenne makes it warming for a cool night too (so versatile!)  You could possibly heat it up if you wanted a cooked dish, but I haven’t tried that to know how it goes.

You’ll need a vegetable spiraliser to make the zucchini ‘spaghetti’.  I bought mine from King of Knives, check it out here.  It’s really easy and fun to use, I can tell my salads are going to look pretty funky from now on 🙂

On to the recipe… this will make ALOT!  I halved the recipe for two of us, and only used maybe just over half the amount of zucchini spaghetti, and there’s a little bit of sauce left too.  If you don’t like much heat, you might want to halve the cayenne pepper also, though we quite liked it.  Smaller portions would make a great entree, but it works just as well as a main meal, which is how we had it tonight.  Certainly something different!

Zucchini Pomodoro

Zucchini Pomodoro


  • 6 zucchinis
  • 2 1/2 cups of chopped fresh ripe tomatoes
  • 12 sundried tomatoes, soaked in water to rehydrate, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 3 fresh dates, pitted
  • 2 tbs fresh basil or parsley (I used basil)
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp unrefined sea salt


Soak sundried tomatoes in warm water to rehydrate, and chop them roughly.  Spiralise the zucchini and place in a large serving bowl.

Blend or process the remaining ingredients until smooth.  Pour sauce over the zucchini ‘spaghetti’!

Source:  Food Matters, The Recipe Book by James Colquhoun, Laurentine ten Bosch and Emma Sgourakis

Categories: Entrées & Appetisers, Light Meals, Main Meals, Vegetables, Weird Stuff | Tags: , | 3 Comments

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3 thoughts on “Zucchini Pomodoro

  1. This is delicious stuff! The refreshing coolness of the zucchini contrasts with the savoury flavour of the tomato and the kick of the cayenne pepper. Very nice!

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