Spicy Sesame Peanut Zucchini Noodles

by Katelyn | With Sweet Honey
peanut zoodles on a plate with a fork

This flavorful Spicy Sesame Peanut Zucchini Noodles recipe is made with super simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. It’s made with things like peanut butter, coconut aminos, sesame oil, and zucchini, making it healthy and delicious! It’s also gluten free and dairy free!

zucchini noodles with peanut sauce on a white plate

If you haven’t tried zoodles (zucchini noodles) with peanut sauce before, you are in for a treat! It’s one of the simplest recipes to make and it’s full of delicious flavor. It’s also easy to customize so feel free to add protein or more vegetables to switch it up. Save it, print it, bookmark it, I have a feeling this is going to be one of those recipes you keep coming back to. I know it is that for me.

Reasons Why This Recipe Rocks!

Simple to make: from start to finish, this dish will take you about 10 minutes to make.

Full of flavor: not only is it simple to make, it’s also delicious! The peanut and sesame flavors combined with the coconut aminos and red pepper flakes is *chef’s kiss*!

Customizable: If you don’t like spicy, leave out the red pepper flakes. If you want protein, feel free to add chicken or tofu. If you want more vegetables, go ahead, add them!

peanut zoodles on a plate with green onion and sesame seeds on top

Ingredients for Spicy Sesame Peanut Zucchini Noodles

Zucchini: I use this spiralizer to make the easy zucchini noodles at home but some grocery stores also sell zoodles pre-made. You can usually find them in the produce section or in the frozen vegetable section. 

Peanut Butter: I use natural creamy peanut butter in this recipe. You could try chunky but of course, the sauce will be chunky also then. 

Coconut Aminos: Coconut aminos is the soy sauce alternative I use regularly in sauces and stir-frys. 

Rice Vinegar: Make sure to use rice vinegar and not white vinegar in this recipe. Rice vinegar has a delicate and sweet flavor that helps the peanut sauce taste so good.

Garlic: Of course there’s a little bit of that lovely garlic flavor!

Sesame Oil: The sesame oil is key to the peanut sauce. It brings an unmistakable flavor so don’t skip this! 

Honey: Honey brings out a little more sweetness in the dish.

Red Pepper: Crushed red pepper flakes are added to this recipe for a little heat. If you don’t like spicy food, feel free to skip.

Water: We add ¼ cup of water to the peanut sauce to thin. Feel free to add more or less depending on your preferred consistency.

Optional Toppings: Green onions and sesame seeds

How to make Spicy Sesame Peanut Zoodles

Step 1: Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the spiralized zucchini noodles. Stir and cook for about 3-5 minutes, until the zucchini is softened and warm. Remove from heat and set aside.

Step 2: In a small saucepan, combine the peanut sauce ingredients. Warm over low heat and whisk continuously until combined and the sauce is warmed.

peanut sauce in a glass bowl with a spatula

Step 3: Pour the heated sauce over the prepared zucchini noodles. Toss to combine and top with chopped green onions and sesame seeds. Serve immediately.

spicy sesame peanut zooles on a white plate with a fork

How Do You Make Zoodles?

Zoodles, or zucchini noodles, are very simple to make. Just use a spiralizer like this one with the whole zucchini. You don’t even need to peel the zucchini. If you don’t have a spiralizer, you can thinly slice the zucchini instead or use regular pasta for this recipe.

zucchini noodles in a spiralizer

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peanut zoodles on a plate with a fork

Spicy Sesame Peanut Zucchini Noodles

This flavorful Spicy Sesame Peanut Zucchini Noodles recipe is perfect for lunch or dinner. It’s made with things like peanut butter, coconut aminos, sesame oil, and zucchini, making it healthy and delicious! It’s also gluten free and dairy free!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: peanut sauce, peanut zoodles, zucchini noodles
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
188 Katelyn | With Sweet Honey

Ingredients

Zoodles

  • 4-6 zucchini, spiralized into noodles
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Peanut Sauce

Optional Toppings

  • green onions
  • sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Heat 1 tbsp of olive oil over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the spiralized zucchini noodles. Stir and cook for about 3-5 minutes, until the zucchini is softened and warm. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • In a small saucepan, combine the peanut sauce ingredients. Warm over low heat and whisk continuously until combined and the sauce is warmed.
  • Pour the heated sauce over the prepared zucchini noodles. Toss to combine and top with chopped green onions and sesame seeds. Serve immediately.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 11.1g | Protein: 5.3g | Fat: 15g | Sodium: 358.9mg | Sugar: 3.3g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 6mg

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