40 Days of Clean Eating: Zucchini Pomodoro

Zucchini noodles, chicken, and artichoke hearts make this a flavorful and healthy main dish.

Day 2 of 40

Originally posted on Cooking Up Clean [Photo credit: Kari Lund]

Prep time: 10 min

Cook time: 10 min

Serves: 2


  • 3 zucchini squash or yellow squash
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup diced, cooked chicken (optional)
  • 2 tomatoes, diced (or use one 15oz can petite diced tomatoes)
  • 4 petite artichoke hearts, diced
  • 10 basil leaves, chopped into ribbons
  • 1/4 – 1/2 teaspoon salt depending on taste.
  • Ground black pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for sautéing


  1. Twist zucchini through a spiralizer to create noodles. Or you can julienne cut with a mandolin.
  2. Place noodles in a tea towel or paper towels and give them a good squeeze to eliminate excess water.
  3. Sauté noodles and garlic in a lightly oiled pan for 2-3 minutes until they start to reduce.
  4. Add all remaining ingredients and sauté until warmed though and noodles are al dente.
  5. Drain excess liquid and serve hot.

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