Sesame Zoodles

These Sesame Zoodles are SO super easy...can be whipped up in minutes and are low carb! Perfect for lunch or a light dinner!

These Sesame Zoodles are SO super easy…can be whipped up in minutes and are low carb! Perfect for lunch or a light dinner!

Ok, so yes. Call me a sell out. Call me a bandwagon blogger. Call me all the names you want.

I could apologize to you…but really I don’t want to. Because it’s January, and while I was right there with you, eating myself into a carb coma, OD’ing on sugar treats and giving new gluttonous meaning to the term “holiday indulgence”…I’m now sitting here in 2015 with my head hung low in shame, and barely able to breathe due to the oxygen levels to my brain being cut off by my jean’s button.

Which, by the way, I refuse to take off my jeans. Because those yoga britches are a dirty mistress. Any pants that fit you comfortably when you’re a size 4 and also a size 12 are NOT your friend. Trust me on this.

So anyway, here we are. Staring at a giant bowl of Sesame Zoodles. This is what life is like now for me.

I mean, until Tuesday, when my no-carb diet will be over. You and I both know it.

I will tell you, though, Sesame NOODLES are one of my most favorite meals. I have made lots of versions and just love the simplicity of them. But last summer I jumped on the “Spiralize” bandwagon. (I have THIS Spiralizer from Paderno. It’s inexpensive and really great.) And since then I have LOVED spiralizing zucchini and making “zoodles”.

I won’t kid you and say that my kids love them. They will eat them, but they aren’t all, “Hey mom..can you whip up some Zuchinni Spaghetti”. It’s ok. I make them pasta usually when I’m making the Zoodles.

Anyhow, I have loved making my Sesame Noodles into Sesame ZOODLES. It’s such a great way to cut calories and carbs, and I promise you that I enjoy them just as much. Stay with me here…

These Sesame Zoodles are SO super easy...can be whipped up in minutes and are low carb! Perfect for lunch or a light dinner!

You can literally make these Sesame Zoodles in under 10 minutes, which is a bonus. Plus like regular Sesame Noodles, you can eat them warm or cold…and even in this case you could eat them raw! I actually prefer to lightly saute the Zucchini Noodles a little bit to take a little of the crunch out, making them more like noodles, but if you made them raw it would be a completely lovely sesame salad.

The Spiralizer is totally easy to use…

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You just attach the zucchini and then twist. My kids like to help do this part.

I generally make 2 Zucchini per person when eating the Zoodles as a meal. In this case I used 4 for my husband and I…

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Again, I lightly sauteed them in a tiny bit of Olive Oil. The zoodles will release liquid as they cook, so drain them before tossing in your sesame dressing.

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The sesame dressing is simple to put together and you can make it as hot or mild as you like. I love to add Sriracha to mine.

These Sesame Zoodles are SO super easy...can be whipped up in minutes and are low carb! Perfect for lunch or a light dinner!

You can toss them with some extra sesame seeds too. If you want to make a heartier meal you can add some grilled shrimp and it’s delicious!

And again, the Spiralizer I use can be found HERE

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Sesame Zoodles

  • Author: Cookies & Cups
  • Yield Yield: serves 2 1x

Ingredients:

Sesame dressing:

  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp Sriracha Sauce
  • 1 Tbsp creamy peanut butter
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 2 Tbsp sesame oil

Zoodles

  • 45 medium zucchini
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • *optional 2 Tbsp sesame seeds

Instructions:

  1. Whisk all the ingredients for your dressing together in a small bowl. Set aside.
  2. Using your Spiralizer, prepare zucchini into long noodles or ribbons.
  3. Heat oilve oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add “zoodles” to skillet and saute for 3-4 minutes until they are slightly softened. You can skip this step altogether and serve the “zoodles” raw as well!
  4. Zucchini will release liquids, so when your “zoodles” are done cooking to the desired amount, drain before tossing with marinade.
  5. Toss with marinade and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  6. Serve warm or cold.

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Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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Danita
Danita

I made this to take as a side dish for a friends dinner invite. The main course was grilled salmon and it was perfect with the salmon. Everyone liked the flavors. I used 4 good size zucchini and had more than enough sauce. I think 5 zucchini would be perfect. One person recommended adding finely chopped peanuts to the dish which sounds good.

Erin
Erin

I make this recipe often, love it with halibut!

Chantal
Chantal

how many carbs in this dish?

Sadie
Sadie

Loved these! I made them today for lunch and had the leftovers for dinner. I used cashew butter instead of peanut butter. Yum! Thanks 🙂

Athena

I love this recipe!! I included it on my fitness Instagram account! Follow me – Littlerunnerr 🙂

Athena

Hi I love this recipe, I included it in my fitness instagram account! Follow me – Littlerunnerr

Cici
Cici

4-5 zucchini for 2 servings? Is that correct? Even a zoodle addict like me might have a hard time finishing off 2.5 zucchini in a serving! How long are your zucchini?

Kate
Kate

I’ve done lots of spiralized noodles in the past, but these were delicious! I subbed apple cider vinegar for rice vinegar and didn’t have any sesame oil, but they were still great. I added some chopped cilantro and crushed peanuts on top . Thanks so much for the great recipe. This looks like it will become a lunch staple in my household!

Jessica
Jessica

This was incredibly salty.

Keri-Ann
Keri-Ann

I LOVE my spiralizer! I have had it for years and I just had zoodles with chicken, pesto and goat cheese for lunch today! I have GOT to try seseme zoodles! 😀

Catherine

This is a wonderful machine and I bet it is fun to use too.
The zucchini sesame noodles look delicious!!

Michaelle Trottier
Michaelle Trottier

Well…what can I say that hasn’t already been said here. I’m either really emotional these days or the fat and frump is getting me down. Maybe if I buy a spiralizer my life will change? I’m in. I sure hope your getting some kind of ” kick back ” on these machines that you can sell for them! And I only mean that in the nicest way! Hail to you if you can help lighten the load in America. I’m in favor of more veggies on our plates! I don’t know much about the sesame sauce flavor on these zoodles… Read more »

Beverly
Beverly

Thank you so much for sharing this recipe;I’m addicted to spiralizing. What a great way to prepare veggies.

Chere
Chere

I just made these but subbed coconut aminos and almond butter. They are so delicious! It was easy and a great, light, super yummy afternoon snack. Thanks!

Nicole
Nicole

I’ve been playing with zoodles for almost a year now. I use them in so many ways. I had been creating them using the julienne blade on my mandolin but just got a spiralizer for Christmas! The treatment I found that makes the zoodles taste the most like noodles is to put them in a colander and put salt on them. I let them sit like this for 10 minutes, rinse the salt off and then squeeze the zoodles in cheesecloth. The texture becomes divine!!!

Shelly Hi! I’m Shelly and I’m an addict. Of the buttercream sort. I started this site a few years ago as a way to justify my sugary, buttery obsession with desserts. It has worked out well for me so far, because as it turns out you guys all love sugary, buttery desserts too! It feels good to know you're not alone, doesn’t it?

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