Thai Peanut Voodles

You guys!!! I am thrilled to share this recipe with you. It is so simple and beyond delicious. And healthy!  As previously mentioned (multiple times) we are obsessed with pizza in the Adams home but! on the regular we eat pretty darn healthy. We reserve one day a week to indulge in our most treasured pizza and we cherish every minute. 

Peter often has to travel for work and 99% of the time he finds the local Thai restaurant to give it a try. Thai holds a second place spot in Peter’s food heart. One work trip he ended up at this restaurant that had delicious vegetable noodles in a yummy peanut sauce. Um, YES!!! When Peter came home from his trip and mentioned this dish I got right to work recreating it.

We bought our spiralizer last summer and have used it countless times since. We got ours at William Sonoma (also available HERE) and it was so reasonably priced for such a useful piece of equipment! I can’t say enough great things about this spiralizer (or zoodler as it’s also known).

I make the sauce first so it can chill/marinate in the fridge while I prep everything else. Peter laughs because I always talk about how things taste so much better after they’ve marinated. Like, when you have soup the next day, it’s so much better! The flavors have had time to mingle and mesh together. Does anyone else feel this way?! Or…am I the only one…

Okay, sauce time. These are all of the ingredients you will need (plus water).


Measure them out and put them in a bowl to be mixed. Now, whisk them until it is a smooth sauce. The consistency should be right between thin and thick. You should be able to put a spoon in and have the sauce stick to the spoon and slowly drip off. Does that make sense?


Pop that bowl in the fridge and it’s time to get to our veggies!

I call this dish Voodles instead of Zoodles because we are also spiralizing cucumbers! You can basically spiralize any veggie. Some are easier to use than others. Carrots, for example, are awesome but they have to be pretty big carrots to create actual noodles.

These are all of the veggies you will need:


We will dice the peppers and green onions and then spiralize the zucchini and cucumbers. Chopped carrots are a great addition to this dish as they add some crunch with the peppers. But, I forgot all about them so we went sans carrots this time.

Dice your peppers and green onions. Spiralize your zucchini and cucumbers. Add them all into a large bowl.


How fresh and delicious does that look?!

Okay, grab your sauce from the fridge and pour the entire bowl on top of your veggies. Toss everything together so the sauce coats everything really well.

I will usually put this back in the fridge for about a half hour so it can MARINATE but you can also serve it right away.

Adding fresh lime, peanuts or cilantro on top takes it to that next level of goodness.


I roasted up a pork tenderloin to serve with the voodles but we have also done ginger chicken and it was delicious! You can really serve this with anything. It is a perfect healthy side to bring for a bbq too. Hello, Fourth of July!!! You can enjoy it with absolutely zero guilt! Plus, it tastes like it is a decadent Thai dish but in actuality it is super healthy.

Here is the full list of ingredients and step-by-step instructions:

ingredients

vegetables:
  • 2 peppers (any color but green, it will throw off the dish)
  • 3 medium sized zucchini
  • 2 medium-large cucumbers
  • 1 bunch of green onions
sauce:
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce (we use reduced-sodium)
  • 3 tablespoons agave
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter (we use creamy so it is a smooth sauce)
  • roughly 1/4 teaspoon of red pepper paste (I use a little more because Peter loves spicy)
  • roughly 1 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger paste (you can use freshly minced ginger or ground ginger too! if you use ground ginger it is 1/2 teaspoon)
  • 4-6 cloves fresh garlic (minced. you can use more or less depending on how much you like garlic. we LOVE it so 6 cloves it is!)

instructions (~20 minutes)

  • combine all of the sauce ingredients into a bowl
  • whisk until smooth
  • store in fridge
  • chop peppers and green onions – add to a large bowl
  • spiralize zucchinis and cucumbers into the bowl of peppers and green onions
  • grab sauce from fridge and pour over vegetables
  • toss until all vegetables are well coated with the sauce
  • serve right away or let set in fridge for 30 minutes
  • ENJOY THE YUMMINESS!!!

Alright, friends!! Let me know what you think if you try this out. What are your go to healthy side dishes? We are always looking for inspiration so share away, please! T-24 hours until we leave for vacation. Hope you have the best Thursday!

Love, The Adams

 

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