Vegan Thai Peanut Zucchini Noodles are made with fresh zucchini, onions, and carrots, tossed in a creamy sauce made with peanut butter, sesame, ginger, rice vinegar, and mildly spicy chili pepper. It’s the perfect 30 minute dinner or side dish, but holds up nicely in fridge for lunch the next day. It’s gluten free too!
Vegan Thai Peanut Zucchini Noodles
Who doesn’t want to enjoy Thai noodles without all the carbs from pasta? Don’t get me wrong…I adore pasta! But, I need more fresh vegetables…like zucchini, and less carbs…like pasta.
So…zoodles, dude! It’s the perfect solution for noodle lovers everywhere.
So, how do you make zucchini noodles?
The easiest, quickest way to do this is to spiral slice the zucchini with a dedicated spiralizer. I’ve used in on various recipes, including my Zoodle Quinoa Power Bowl For Busy People or my Garden Zoodle Veggie Wrap.
What’s the best spiralizer on the market?
I own this one and I have never thought beyond it, which means I’m completely satisfied with it. It does everything I need.
If you don’t have a countertop spiralizer, you can use a handheld Titan Vegetable Peeler and Slicer, which I actually did before I got the OXO spiralizer.
You can also use an everyday vegetable peeler, cutting ribbons of zucchini in a lengthwise direction until you reach the middle (seeds). This will take longer. I’ve done it. I prefer my spiralizer.
So, do you have to cook zucchini noodles?
Technically, no. It’s really personal preference and depends on the recipe and your interest. Some people prefer to eat them raw, while I prefer to lightly saute mine because it just brings out their flavor.
Here’s a quick overview of how to make my Thai zucchini noodles:
- spiralize zucchini; slice carrots; chop onions
- make the sauce
- saute veggies
- add sauce
- serve warm…or cold
Ingredients you’ll need for Vegan Thai Peanut Zucchini Noodles (see full recipe below)
- natural peanut butter
- gluten free soy sauce
- agave nectar ( or sweetener of choice)
- rice vinegar
- sesame oil
- fresh ginger
- fresh garlic
- red pepper flakes
- oil (your choice)
- green onions
- (optional garnish) sesame seeds, crushed peanuts, cilantro, lime
Kitchen tools I use for this recipe
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