Sesame Zoodles Recipe
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This easy Sesame Zoodles Recipe, made with fresh zucchini, sesame oil and toasted sesame seeds, are a cinch to make.
For years our summer vegetable garden has overflowed with zucchini. Anyone who has ever grown zucchini know how prolific they can be, producing pounds and pounds of the green vegetable. Forward to the recent invention of the Spiralizer, a kitchen tool that will cut vegetables and fruits in spirals or ribbons. If you’ve never used one, it really is a useful gadget. My sister gave me one for Christmas a few years ago and I was surprised out how easy it was to use (and that is actually worked). It’s perfect for making zucchini noodles, otherwise known as zoodles!
So perfect that I really wonder if the person who invented the Spiralizer had zucchini coming out of their ears too and decided to do something productive about it. What is it they say about invention? Necessity is the mother of invention or something like that?
Anyway, thanks to the spiralizer this summer I have not dreaded the onslaught of zucchini. I’ve been eager to try different dishes with zucchini noodles. A few I’m still perfecting, and hope to share after some more tweaking, but this super easy Sesame Zoodles Recipe is already perfect and so delicious as a light side dish for summer. A few simple ingredients and a little spiraling (or thinly slicing if you don’t own a vegetable spiralizer) is all that is needed for this crunchy and tasty dish. Try it alongside grilled chicken or even as a main dish to pack along for lunch.
If you’re in the market for a spiralizer, my sister gifted me the Paderno Spiralizer for Christmas. A vegetable spiralizer is around $35 or so and has been one of my favorite tools to use in the kitchen. Plus, it’s fun to watch as it works.
Sesame Zoodles Recipe
Sesame Zoodles Recipe
This crunchy and flavorful vegetable dish is perfect as a side dish or a light main dish.
- 3 tablespoons sesame oil*
- 1 tablespoon lime or lemon juice
- 3 tablespoons toasted/roasted sesame seeds
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 3-4 medium zucchini, cut into noodles/spiralized** or very thinly sliced (about 8 cups of “zoodles”)
- Whisk together sesame oil, lime or lemon juice, sesame seeds, garlic powder, ground ginger, salt and pepper.
- In a large bowl toss sliced zucchini and sesame dressing together until coated.
- Additional salt and pepper to taste.
- Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
*Darker sesame oil will be more flavorful.
**To make zucchini noodles, use a vegetable spiralizer tool. If you don’t own a vegetable spiralizer cut zucchini very thinly.
I love this whole idea and I’ve gotta get me a spiralizer!
You just motivated me to break out my spiralizer again! Love these flavors!
I am going to take care of my newest grandbaby, our sweet Penelope, this week! I’m staying with our son and daughter-in-law (who is a vegetarian). I am going to show this recipe to him; we will try it this week! He will be so proud of me! Thank you for sharing it with me!
I love this!!!
Are the zucchini noodles served raw?
Yes, they are raw.
your photos are SO CLEAN AND CLEAR among the visual clutter!
keep it that way!
super great and thanks for all you do!
Oh, thank you so much, Sissy!
HI! Want to try this. Is it lemon or lime juice? The ingredients call for a lime, but then the instructions say lemon juice.
Either can be used. Sorry about the confusion. The recipe has been edited to note that.
Uh, the photo is clearly a mix of zucchini AND spaghetti. A delicious idea. So . . . ?
The photo shows ALL zucchini noddles. No pasta was used in this dish. Not all of the zucchini noodles will have the dark skin on them.
Do you serve it cold or hot?
I usually serve it cold, but you can do either.
Would this recipe work with spaghetti noodles? Thanks
It should work with any kind of pasta. You may need to adjust seasonings to taste.
Thank you! I love your recipes, and am so glad you have a
‘Print recipe’ link 🙂 I have recently bought a spiralizer, and love it 🙂 Cheers from New Zealand xx 🙂
Have fun spiralizing, Jo! 🙂
Hello from Romania! Right now I make my “siesta” after my zoodles fiesta. Thank You very much for this recipe. I love it. I am a spaghetti fun and these kind of recipes will save my silhouette from disaster… You could use black sesame because it’s better (as You know, has more minerals ) and the dish looks better, because of the contrast… All my best for You and all spirals lovers!
And, by the way, I wear many hats, too… But now I put my Hat down! And excuse me for my English…