Zucchini Pasta with Cherry Tomatoes and Sesame-Peanut Sauce

We just loved every little bite of these zucchini noodles aka zoodles with sesame peanut sauce. Have you tried zoodles yet?
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Dinner
Servings: 2
Calories: 381kcal

Ingredients

For the sesame-peanut sauce

  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 lime/lemon juice only (use less if using lemon, ½ lime = 1 tbsp)
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce/Tamari
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened coconut milk

For the Pasta

  • 2 big zucchini spiralized
  • 1 cup cherry tomato halved
  • 1 cup bell pepper (capsicum, any color) sliced
  • 1-2 Thai chili pepper deseeded and finely chopped, optional
  • 1/4 cup onion chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds toasted (we used black sesame seeds, but white are fine too)

Instructions

  • Combine all sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Mix well, add water to thin if needed.
  • In a large dry skillet/pan, toast sesame seeds for 30 seconds to 1 minute over high heat. Toss constantly while roasting to make sure they do not burn.
  • In same skillet or pan, heat cooking oil over medium heat. Stir in onions, bell pepper, garlic and chili pepper (if using). Cook for 3 minutes, stir regularly
  • Add tomatoes and cook for 3 minutes more. Stir regularly.
  • Then add zucchini noodles and cook until heated through. This will take about 3-5 minutes. Stir regularly.
  • Lastly, add sauce and stir well until coated and heated through.
  • Serve with toasted sesame seeds on top.

Notes

  • If you don't have a spiralizer, the easiest way to use a vegetable peeler is to hold the zucchini down on a flat surface and slide from top to bottom to make ribbons. A vegetable peeler will make flat fettuccini-like strands/ribbons while a spiralizer (or julienne peeler) will make spaghetti-like strands. We used a spiralizer for this recipe. Click here for more info on how to spiralize veggies.
  • CLICK HERE to learn how to make your own peanut butter. It's super easy. You'll see. 
  • Tamari and soy sauce share a similar color and flavor, and are both a byproduct of fermented soybeans. The only difference, Tamari is made without wheat and doesn’t contain any gluten.

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Nutrition

Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Sodium: 614mg | Potassium: 1108mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 10g

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