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Savory Sesame Zucchini Noodles

I was pleasantly surprised with how these Savory Sesame Zucchini Noodles came out. My concern was that the squash was going to be too soggy/not have enough texture to resemble pad Thai noodles, but I got the perfect cooking times together, and I must say- this right here is the bomb.com. It literally took less than 5 minutes to prepare, and was simple, light, and flavorful. I used this spiralizer to get the noodles from the zucchini.

Zucchini is a type of summer squash that can typically be found in the store all year long. Its peak months are from June to late August.  It is an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin B12, and manganese. Zucchini also provides vitamin A, potassium, phosphorous, and folate. We love freezing zucchini and adding it to smoothies, and also like to throw it into stews and salads. To spiralize your noodles, wash the zucchini, remove the ends, and spiral away. 

Chop the ends off each zucchini, and spiralize into a bowl. Set aside. In a large pan, heat the sesame seed oil, and add the onions, garlic, and ginger. Sauté over medium heat for 5 minutes. Add spiralized zucchini and soy sauce to the pan, and cook for 4 minutes on high heat, without the lid, stirring occasionally. Add the kale to the pan, mix in, and cook for another 2 minutes. Enjoy with your favorite protein, and finish off with toasted sesame seeds and red pepper flakes! 

I love all the flavor in this recipe and it is an excellent spin on a classic dish!  The zucchini adds an excellent crunch, and having them spiralized is a great way to get in more vegetables. Do you like using zucchini noodles? How about any other type of veggie noodles? Let us know in the comments below!

Savory Sesame Zucchini Noodles
Serves 3
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Total Time
12 min
Total Time
12 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 medium-sized yellow zucchinis
  2. 3 tablespoons of sesame seed oil
  3. 1 small onion, chopped
  4. 8 cloves of garlic, chopped
  5. 1" fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
  6. 2 tablespoons of low-sodium soy sauce/tamari
  7. 3 cups of kale, finely chopped
  8. Optional: Toasted sesame seeds
Instructions
  1. Chop the ends off each zucchini, and spiralize into a bowl. Set aside
  2. In a large pan, heat the sesame seed oil, and add the onions, garlic, and ginger. Sauté over medium heat for 5 minutes
  3. Add spiralized zucchini and soy sauce to the pan, and cook for 4 minutes on high heat, without the lid, stirring occasionally
  4. Add the kale to the pan, mix in, and cook for another 2 minutes
  5. Optional: Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds & red pepper flakes. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. Pair with your favorite protein! (tofu, shrimp, chicken, fish, eggs)
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15 Comments on Savory Sesame Zucchini Noodles

  1. Natasha
    September 15, 2015 at 10:06 am (3 years ago)

    Y’all snapped on this one! Can’t wait to try the recipe. Great idea!

    Reply
  2. Tee
    September 15, 2015 at 10:38 am (3 years ago)

    I think this recipe just gave me life!

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    • Joyce
      August 8, 2017 at 8:15 am (1 year ago)

      I agree I will try this myself

      Reply
  3. teajae
    September 15, 2015 at 11:52 am (3 years ago)

    that looks so amazing. i adore pad thai can’t wait to make this

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  4. msveecee
    October 29, 2015 at 5:38 pm (3 years ago)

    This dish was so delicious. I will definitely be making it again.

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    • Wendy
      Wendy
      October 30, 2015 at 1:36 pm (3 years ago)

      awesome!

      Reply
  5. layra marivani
    November 10, 2015 at 6:13 pm (3 years ago)

    How do you prevent the dish from becoming a soupy mess??? whenever I make spiralized zucchini it comes out too wet 🙁

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    • Wendy
      Wendy
      November 12, 2015 at 2:42 am (3 years ago)

      oh nooo! that didn’t happen for me, but you can always pat it try with paper towels so some of the water is absorbed. Cooking this under high heat helped so that it was more firm/crispy vs soggy. Luck!

      Reply
  6. Autumn
    January 19, 2016 at 10:23 pm (3 years ago)

    Well I wouldn’t call it pad Thai…. But it is amazing! Very filling and flavorful. I bought a spiralizer just to make this and I’m so glad I did!!!

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  7. Kat
    March 7, 2016 at 6:43 pm (3 years ago)

    I love, LOVE this recipe! Instead of sesame seeds I sprinkle flax seeds on top. I’ve made this for a few people and they all really like it. Thank you for a hot, fast, healthy and low-calorie meal!

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    • Wendy
      Wendy
      March 8, 2016 at 1:49 am (3 years ago)

      you’re so welcome!

      Reply
  8. alissa
    September 15, 2016 at 1:07 pm (2 years ago)

    really want to try this, but i don’t want to buy a spiralizer just for this recipe. do you think it would work well if i just cut the zucc into small, long square pieces – like a french fry shape? also, what would you throw in for a bit of protein?

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    • Wendy
      Wendy
      September 15, 2016 at 4:24 pm (2 years ago)

      you can also use a vegetable peeler to slice it into thin pieces!

      Reply
    • Wendy
      Wendy
      September 15, 2016 at 4:25 pm (2 years ago)

      For protein, top with nuts, tofu, fish or chicken!

      Reply
  9. raja Catering
    May 24, 2018 at 10:21 am (6 months ago)

    Thanks for the info

    Reply

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