It’s hard to resist these mouth-watering peanut butter noodles based on spiralized zucchinis. Luckily they are super-healthy and you are doing your body and soul a big favor. Instead of spiralized zucchinis you can use of course also whole-grain noodles.
But as finally the zucchini season has started again, we can’t have enough yummy and quick zucchini recipes at hand. And since I’m a happy owner of a vegetable spiralizer, I love to experiment with zoodle recipes.
I stumbled over this peanut butter noodles recipe on Pinterest, where the lovely Kelly from kelleyandcricket.com has pinned a crazy good peanut butter noodles recipe that has been shared more than 280,000 times! Do you need more social proof for a yummy recipe?
How to make clean eating peanut butter noodles?
As I know that you are a lover of a simplified clean eating recipes I checked which ingredients I could replace with cleaner ones or omit them altogether without sacrificing taste. The result is a simple, clean, yet very addictive zoodles recipe. I highly recommend to give it a try:)
- 2 medium/large zucchinis, spiralized
- 2 onions, diced
- 3 tablespoons peanut butter
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 3-4 tablespoons vegetable broth or water (or more if needed)
- 2 tablespoons (Balsamic) vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
- chopped parsley or peanuts to sprinkle on top
- heat olive oil in a saucepan
- add onions
- let it simmer for 3 minutes over medium heat
- Turn temperature down to low and add the remaining ingredients (peanut butter, vinegar, vegetable broth (or water), salt, Cayenne pepper) and mix for 2 minutes.
- Remove from heat and stir in sesame oil.
- At last add zoodles and mix everything gently together.
- Garnish with parsley and/or peanuts
- Enjoy immediately!
- I use raw zoodles (spiralized zucchinis), but if you prefer you can cook your zoodles 2-3 minutes in salt water before you combine them with the peanut butter sauce.
Do you need a vegetable spiralizer in your clean eating kitchen?
My short answer is: No!
But there is always a but…
I suppose you are still reading because the peanut butter noodles recipe made you toying with the idea of buying a vegetable spiralizer, but you are unsure.
I can very much relate to your hesitation. Maybe you just don’t want another kitchen gadget sitting unused in your pantry. Or maybe you’ve seen that it is becoming increasingly common to buy vegetables that have been spiralized on your behalf, realizing that spiralized veggies seem to be more than just a trend.
Let me tell you this – as a minimalist, our vegetable spiralizer was the first kitchen gadget I was investing since at least ten years. It was my daughter who convinced me and I never regret it. It brought fun and a new creativity to my clean eating kitchen, but that’s not all.