Satay Zucchini Noodles

Satay Zucchini Noodles
Source: The With or Without Meat Cookbook. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Renee Comet.
Summary

Zucchini acts like noodles to make this main dish fresh and filling. But it’s the flavors, textures, and beauty that’ll bring you back to this recipe again and again. Use one zucchini and one yellow summer squash for the best looking results. Make it with steak, and it’s a marvelous meal in one.

This recipe from The With or Without Meat Cookbook, by Jackie Newgent. To order directly from the American Diabetes Association, click here.

  • Prep time
    10 min
  • Cook time
    10 min
  • Servings
    1 Servings
  • Serving size
    3 cups
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

1 Servings

  • Serving Size
    3 cups
  • Amount per serving Calories 330

  • Total Fat 18g
    • Saturated Fat 3g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 30mg
  • Sodium 570mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 24g
    • Dietary Fiber 8g
    • Total Sugars 12g
  • Protein 25g
  • Potassium 1490mg
  • Phosphorus 440mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Carbohydrate, 3 Vegetable, 2 Lean meat, 2 Fat

Ingredients

Ingredients

  • zucchini or yellow summer squash (unpeeled, cut lengthwise into thin, spaghetti-like strips)
    2
  • Asian peanut satay sauce
    1 1/2 tbsp
  • tahini
    1 tbsp
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
    1 tbsp
  • soy sauce (naturally brewed)
    1 tsp
  • gingerroot (freshly grated)
    1 tsp
  • snow peas (thinly sliced fresh)
    1/3 cup
  • orange or red bell pepper (thinly sliced)
    1/3 cup
  • white or black sesame seeds (toasted)
    1 tsp
  • cilantro leaves (fresh)
    2 tbsp
Directions

Directions

  1. Add the zucchini to a 2-quart microwave-safe dish.

  2. Stir together the satay sauce, tahini, lime juice, soy sauce, and ginger in a small bowl until smooth. Pour the sauce over the zucchini and toss to coat.

  3. Cover the dish with unbleached parchment paper and microwave on high until the vegetables are done, about 4 minutes (for al dente) to 5 minutes (for softened). Remove from the microwave and let stand, covered, for 5 minutes to complete the cooking process.

  4. Add the snow peas and bell pepper, toss to combine, and adjust seasoning. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and cilantro, and serve immediately.

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