Zucchini Noodle Bowl with Peanut Sauce
This Zucchini Noodle Bowl with Peanut Sauce is a delicious meatless dinner, and this low-carb bowl meal is perfect for summer! This vegan recipe features zucchini noodles tossed with a tasty sauce that’s flavored with Sriracha!
Even though I recently posted 50 Amazing Zucchini Recipes, a friend keeps bringing me zucchini so I keep experimenting with it. I’ve been having fun with easy-to-make zucchini pasta, and this Zucchini Noodle Bowl with Peanut Sauce was another recipe where I used thin little strips of zucchini as a stand-in for pasta, topped with peanut-Sriracha sauce this time.
I added some diagonally sliced sugar snap peas, thin strips of red bell pepper, cilantro, and a few chopped peanuts, but you could add most any type of raw vegetable that would taste good with a spicy peanut sauce. And even if you’re a meat-eater, I bet you’ll think this vegan zucchini bowl is a tasty and satisfying meal.
What ingredients do you need for this recipe?
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- sugar snap peas
- red bell pepper
- green onions
- cilantro (optional)
- Adams 100% Natural Peanut Butter (affiliate link) or other natural peanut butter of your choice
- soy sauce or Gluten-Free Soy Sauce (affiliate link)
- Unseasoned Rice Vinegar (affiliate link)
- Sriracha Sauce (affiliate link)
- Sesame Oil (affiliate link)
- Golden Monkfruit Sweetener (affiliate link) or other sweetener of your choice
- salt to taste
What if you don’t have Sriracha Sauce?
If you don’t have Sriracha Sauce to use in the peanut sauce for this recipe, any Asian spicy hot chile sauce will work. I’d start with a smaller amount of hot sauce and taste until it’s as spicy as you prefer!
How do you make the Zucchini Noodles?
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How to make Zucchini Noodle Bowl with Peanut Sauce:
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- I first used my Julienne Cutter to make the zucchini noodles, but now I’d use a Spiralizer (affiliate link).
- Whisk together Tamari or other
- Gluten-Free Soy Sauce (affiliate link), rice vinegar, Sriracha, sesame oil, and sweetener of your choice.
- Microwave the peanut butter just long enough to soften it, then whisk it into the other ingredients to make the dressing.
- Get the sugar snap peas, green onions, and sliced red pepper ready (or whatever vegetables you choose to use.)
- I also used a little chopped cilantro.
- Toss the zucchini noodles with a generous amount of dressing.
- Then put the coated noodles into a serving bowl and top with the sugar snap peas, red pepper strips, green onions, and cilantro (or other vegetables of your choice.)
- Coarsely chop the peanuts; I like dry roasted peanuts for this type of dish.
- Drizzle a little more of the sauce over the vegetables, sprinkle with chopped peanuts, and serve the Julienned Zucchini Vegan Bowl right away.
More Meatless Recipes with Zucchini Noodles:
- Vegetarian Mexican Bowl with Zucchini Noodles
- Mediterranean Zucchini Noodles
- Greek-Style Zucchini Noodles
- 8 cups julienned zucchini (2 large zucchinis)
- 1 cup diagonally sliced sugar snap peas
- 1/2 red bell pepper, cut in half lengthwise and thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions (or less)
- 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
- 1/4 cup coarsely chopped peanuts
- 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
- 3 T soy sauce (see notes)
- 1 T rice vinegar (not seasoned)
- 1 T Sriracha Sauce (more or less to taste)
- 1 T sesame oil
- 2 T sweetener of your choice (see notes)
- salt to taste, optional (I added just a little pinch of salt)
- I would use my Spiralizer (affiliate link) to make the zucchini noodles. (See notes for other options.)
- I cut off the ends of the zucchini, then hold it on on end and cut with my julienne cuttter, starting in the middle and going towards the end, moving around that end of the zucchini.
- When you reach the seedy part, turn it over and hold by the other end and do the other half of the zucchini.
- If the zucchini seems fairly wet, I would drain it in a colander while you prep the other ingredients, but I don’t usually need to do this.
- Mix together the Tamari or soy sauce, rice vinegar, Sriracha Sauce, sesame oil, and sweetener of your choice.
- Put the peanut butter in a microwave safe dish and heat in the microwave until it softens, about 15-25 seconds, depending on how powerful your microwave is.
- Whisk the hot peanut butter into the seasoning mixture and let the dressing cool while you prep the other ingredients.
- Slice the sugar snap peas, red bell pepper, and green onion and chop the cilantro and peanuts.
- Put the julienned zucchini into a bowl and toss with a generous amount of dressing, until most of the zucchini is well coated with dressing.
- Divide the coated zucchini into serving bowls and top each one with one-fourth of the sliced sugar snap peas, red pepper strips, sliced green onions and chopped cilantro.
- Drizzle a little more dressing over the vegetables, sprinkle with chopped peanuts and serve immediately.
- If you’re not going to need four servings of this, I would make the dressing, and slice the sugar snap peas, red pepper strips, and green onions. These ingredients could be kept in the fridge until needed but I would julienne the zucchini, chop the cilantro, and chop the peanuts right before serving.
This recipe created by Kalyn with inspiration from Noodles with Peanut Sauce.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 330Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 3.9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 18.8gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 924mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 6gSugar: 6.4gProtein: 14g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
As long as you use an approved sweetener for the dressing and use natural peanut butter (without added sugar) this Zucchini Noodle Bowl with Peanut Sauce would be approved for low-carb and Keto diets and for any phase of the original South Beach Diet.
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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This recipe was posted in 2013, and I have made this many times since then. It was last updated with more information in 2023.