Cold Sesame Peanut Zoodles

Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes

Your favorite Chinese takeout dish gets a healthy makeover with zucchini noodles in this Cold Sesame Peanut Zoodles bowl!

Cold Sesame Peanut Zoodles - The Lemon Bowl

It takes awhile for our weather to warm up here in Michigan but once it does it is always well worth the wait. Even though I’m envious of folks eating asparagus and strawberries in April, I love that we are still knee deep in tomatoes, corn and zucchini well into September.

Turkey Bolognese Zucchini Pasta by The Lemon Bowl

If you’re into healthy eating, you’re probably no stranger to zucchini noodles. In fact, I’ve been talking about them ever since I first introduced you to my friend Ali when she shared her Turkey Bolognese Zucchini Pasta with us last year. Versatile, affordable and naturally nutritious, vegetable noodles are a healthy cook’s secret weapon.

The Inspiralizer - The Lemon Bowl

Well, my girl Ali is at it again and I’m thrilled to announce that she has designed and branded her very own spiralizer, The Inspiralizer. Sold exclusively on Inspiralized.com, Ali has created the ultimate vegetable spiralizer that is lightweight, easy to use and simple to clean.

Cold Sesame Peanut Zucchini Noodles - The Lemon Bowl

To celebrate, I created a healthy twist on the take-out classic: Cold Sesame Peanut Noodles… or zoodles in this case. Creamy peanut butter, toasted sesame oil and a splash of soy sauce and rice vinegar coat each silky strand of zucchini.

Topped with a sprinkle of scallions, crushed peanuts and black roasted sesame seeds, make-your-own takeout never tasted so good.

Your fork is waiting.

Cold Sesame Peanut Zoodles

Cold Sesame Peanut Zoodles

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Your favorite Chinese takeout dish gets a healthy makeover with zucchini noodles in this Cold Sesame Peanut Zoodles bowl!
PREP: 10 minutes
TOTAL: 10 minutes
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Servings4

Ingredients
 

  • 2 large zucchinis (Blade D, noodles trimmed)
  • ¼ cup creamy natural peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce (low sodium)
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon chili garlic paste (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • scallions (chopped peanuts & black roasted sesame seeds – optional garnish)

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, whisk together sesame peanut vinaigrette (peanut butter through salt) and check for seasoning; adjust accordingly.
  • Add zucchini noodles to the bowl and toss well. Check for seasoning and adjust accordingly.
  • Garnish with scallions, chopped peanuts and black roasted sesame seeds to serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 149kcalCarbohydrates: 7.7gProtein: 5.5gFat: 11.6gSaturated Fat: 2.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 9.3gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 666mgFiber: 2.3gSugar: 3.7g

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33 responses to “Cold Sesame Peanut Zoodles”

  1. Erika Avatar
    Erika

    Easier than it looks and delicious! I thought that the vinaigrette was a little bit salty, so I would not add the last half tsp of salt next time :)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      So glad you loved it and enjoyed it!!

  2. Lauren Billings Avatar
    Lauren Billings

    Love this peanut dressing! It is so simple and flavorful! AMAZING!
    A great recipe for an easy lunch to pack for long work days; keeps me full.
    Thank you!!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I’m so glad you like it Lauren!

  3. Jules Avatar
    Jules

    Just made this and it was not only excellent but so quick! Hubby said it’s the best peanut sauce he’s ever bad, and he usually is not a fan of peanut sauce. Tastes like the authentic cold sesame noodles. Thanks for a great recipe!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Oh that makes me so happy to hear!@ Thanks for letting me know Jules!

  4. Lauren Avatar
    Lauren

    Hi! I’m new to zoodles, so I have a silly question – do you cook them before using them in this recipe?
    Thanks!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      No you dont but great question! enjoy!

  5. Lizzie Avatar
    Lizzie

    How long do you think these would stay good in the fridge if I prepped them for lunches??

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Probably 3 days? The main issue is that the zucchini will continue to release water over time so you may need to strain out some of the water. :)

  6. eli@coachdaddy Avatar
    eli@coachdaddy

    Interesting. It looks just a bit beyond my kitchen prowess, but just tempting enough to take a chance on.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I hope you try it!! You could also just use a carrot peeler to make the zucchini noodles!

  7. Susan Avatar
    Susan

    I bought the Inspiralizer (after using the Paderno spiralizer), and I just love it. It’s definitely the best. And I’m going to have to try this recipe with it. This sounds like just my kind of flavors.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Ahh I’m so glad!! I hope you love it!

  8. dixya | food, pleasure, and health Avatar
    dixya | food, pleasure, and health

    i have yet to try a spiralized dish…this looks fantastic.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You would love it!!! I hope you try this one!

  9. mimi Avatar
    mimi

    need these now!! delicious as always

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I heart you!

  10. Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen Avatar
    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen

    I haven’t tried zoodles yet, but this peanut & sesame sauce has me wanting to! So impressed that Ali now has her own inspiralizer, totally checking that out!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Isn’t that amazing?? Ali is a rockstar!

  11. Joanne Avatar
    Joanne

    I love that this lets me eat oodles and oodles of peanut sauce without any guilt! SO MUCH GOOD STUFF going on here.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Exactly!! bring on the peanut sauce!

  12. Eha Avatar
    Eha

    At first glance at the heading wondered where the ‘z’ came from!! Oh, I have been having fun with zucchini and the spiralizer also, but have not had the imagination to bring peanut butter to the party with the usual Asian ‘suspects’!! . . . Now hugely curious as to the dish’s ‘satay’ey flavours!!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      If you love satay you would love these!!

  13. Aggie | Aggie's Kitchen Avatar
    Aggie | Aggie’s Kitchen

    How fun is this recipe! I think I just met my new lunch. :)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You would love these girl!! Don’t forget the paper plate – haha!

  14. Jamie | The Kitchenarium Avatar
    Jamie | The Kitchenarium

    Such great flavors working here Liz. I am such a fan of peanut sauces. Yum!

  15. Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen Avatar
    Ashley @ Fit Mitten Kitchen

    This looks so good. I love zoodles! I only have a little hand spiralizer currently, but I am thinking I need a real spiralizer ASAP. I’ve heard great things about the Inspiralizer, so I am thinking I’ll go that route! :) Thanks for the recipe!!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      You will love Ali’s new spiralizer!! Let me know if you get it!!

  16. Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious Avatar
    Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious

    This looks so good! I’ve been on a big spiralizer kick lately too!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      I am having zoodles again tonight! I can’t stop!

  17. Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain Avatar
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain

    Dinner dilemma solved! After a weekend of gluttony, this looks light and refreshing!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Dude. Try a WEEK of gluttony in Mexico!! YIKES.

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Hey there, I’m Liz Della Croce and I’m thrilled to have you here! My aim is to motivate and ignite your passion for cooking amazing meals for your loved ones.