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?
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)
- 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.
- 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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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