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Almond Butter and Veggie Zoodles


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When we were testing the recipes for Thrive: A 7-Day Reset, one of our recipe testers said this was better than any Asian restaurant—a compliment we don’t take lightly. The sauce is absolutely IRRESISTIBLE. It’s full of bright colors and flavors for a satisfying veggie meal. Try it and let us know what you think in the comments below!

Almond Butter Zoodles

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Almond Butter and Veggie Zoodles

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Main Course

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Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil or melted coconut oil
  • 2 tablespoons green onions (sliced diagonally into ½” pieces)
  • ½ cup broccoli (cut into small florets)
  • ¼ cup red bell pepper (sliced)
  • ½ cup carrots (thinly sliced)
  • 1 medium zucchini (spiralized)
  • Red pepper flakes (for sprinkling)
  • OPTIONAL: Sesame seeds (for sprinkling)

FOR SAUCE:

  • 2 tablespoons canned full-fat coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon tamari
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ginger (finely grated)
  • 1 teaspoon chili paste (such as sambal oelek (or pinch red pepper flakes))
  • 1 clove garlic (finely minced)

Instructions

  1. Whisk sauce ingredients together in a medium bowl and set aside.
  2. Heat oil in large pan. Add the green onions and sauté for 1-2 minutes, then add broccoli, carrots, and red bell pepper. Lower heat, if needed. Cook until vegetables are bright in color, and just barely tender.
  3. Toss gently to coat the veggies with the sauce. Let simmer to thicken the sauce.
  4. Remove from heat and serve immediately on top of the zoodles. Garnish with red pepper flakes and sesame seeds, if desired.


Notes

Note: The sauce and veggies can be made ahead, and the zucchini can be spiralized ahead. But don’t combine with the “zoodles” until right before serving.

Otherwise, the liquid from the zucchini will seep out and make the sauce watery.

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  1. Karyn

    April 7th, 2016 at 10:42 am

    This looks delicious! I can’t wait to try the recipe. 🙂
    Quick question… Are the recipes in Thrive different from the Fresh Start 21?

  2. SGS Rawkstar

    April 7th, 2016 at 12:13 pm

    Hi Karyn,

    YES! We’re sharing all NEW delicious cleansing whole food-vegan recipes in Thrive! We’re so excited to share them with you!

  3. Karyn

    April 7th, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    Yay! I was hoping they were all new recipes. 🙂 I’ll be placing my order in a few minutes. Thank you so much!

  4. SGS Rawkstar

    April 7th, 2016 at 6:16 pm

    Thanks for your support, Karyn! We hope you love Thrive as much as we do! 🙂

  5. Meggan | Culinary Hill

    April 17th, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    Hey there! I was wondering where you buy Tamari. Or where anyone buys it. I haven’t quite found it yet. I’m sure it’s on Amazon, but before I go that route, I was just wondering if anyone would share where they normally get it. 🙂 Thank you! I have never had Zoodles, but if there ever was a recipe to get me to try them, this is it!

  6. Candice

    April 17th, 2016 at 3:03 pm

    I found mine at sprouts its in the soy sauce section! I’m sure every whole foods store carries them!

  7. Desiree

    April 17th, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    San J makes a wonderful tamari that’s easily found in a lot of stores, although you may have to look in the natural foods section too. You can try the product finder at San J’s website to see if it’s available near you.

  8. Shae

    April 17th, 2016 at 6:56 pm

    Tamari is an aged soy sauce. Maybe in the international or Asian aisle in most US grocery stores.

  9. SGS Rawkstar

    April 18th, 2016 at 11:09 am

    Hi Meggan,

    Great question. Having trouble finding Tamari? Take a peek at your grocery’s asian food aisle. You can often right it right next to soy sauce!

    Cheers!

  10. Lea

    April 17th, 2016 at 3:01 pm

    Some of my absolute Favorites (almond butter, coconut milk and zucchini) combined into one dish, can’t wait to try it!
    I have a question: do you cook your spiralized zucchini? I’ve always thrown them into some boiling water for a minute so far…

  11. SGS Rawkstar

    April 18th, 2016 at 11:11 am

    Hi Lea,

    We love our zucchini raw, but feel free to toss it in boiling water for a few minutes before enjoying. It’s all about finding what works for you + your taste buds!

  12. Janae Foster

    April 17th, 2016 at 6:51 pm

    This may sound like a silly question…but is there any alternative for those of us who don’t yet own a machine to create spirals of zucchini?

  13. Zahra Husein

    April 17th, 2016 at 7:34 pm

    I use a julienne adapter on my mandolin. You can also try a peeler and peel long strips of it.

  14. Claire

    April 18th, 2016 at 5:47 am

    Hi Janae, The tools are really easy to find. I bought mine at Bed Bath and Beyond for $15 I think. But you can also get a handheld spiral tool on Amazon for less than $10 most of the time. I’ve since upgraded to a larger machine because it’s easier to do potatoes and other hard vegetables.

  15. Meredith

    April 18th, 2016 at 7:29 am

    Hi Janae,
    I just use a standard hand held vegetable peeler to make my noodles. It takes a little bit longer than a spiralizer, but I didn’t have to buy something new for my kitchen this way.
    You can’t really get the tiny noodles that you see in the pictures above, but you can get thin, broad noodles, almost like linguini with the peeler. Just adjust the pressure to get the size and thickness you want.

  16. SGS Rawkstar

    April 18th, 2016 at 11:12 am

    Hi Janae,

    You received some great tips from our community! I personally love using a vegetable peeler in place of a spiralizer. It’s super simple and while the zucchini may not be as pretty…it sure is tasty!!

    Cheers,
    Amanda F.
    Community Happiness Specialist

  17. Sharon

    May 15th, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Hi Janae,

    I found a handheld veggie spiralizer at Dollarama last year and it is the perfect size for zucchini, carrots and long, narrow sweet potatoes. The length and circumference is about the size of a standard drinking glass so it is easy to hold and doesn’t take up a lot of space when not in use. Because of the price, I thought it wouldn’t last very long, but it is a year old now, very durable and gets used several times a week. There are similar ones on Amazon.

  18. Kat

    April 17th, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    Can I substitute peanut butter for the almond butter??

  19. SGS Rawkstar

    April 18th, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Hi Kat,

    Of course! Feel free to swap in another nut butter you enjoy!

  20. Janae Foster

    April 18th, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Thank you for all the responses about the spiral tools. Very helpful!

  21. Laura

    April 18th, 2016 at 8:38 pm

    I made this for dinner tonight for 2 and , WOW, that was good! Doubled the veggies and the zucchini and there was plenty of sauce. My husband said he could eat it every night! Also love the smoothies and you have officially gotten me to try beyond spinach in them! Thank you for your recipes!

  22. SGS Rawkstar

    April 19th, 2016 at 6:44 am

    Hi Laura,

    Wohoo! Thank you so much for taking the time to reach out + share your recipe love! Can you believe this recipe is part of a detox!?!?

    Learn more about Thrive: A 7-Day Reset here…

    https://simplegreensmoothies.com/thrive

    Cheers!

  23. Susan

    April 19th, 2016 at 6:29 am

    Thanks for the recipe, sounds delicious, tomatoes are not my friend, soy is iffy, so I love recipes without those ingredients or ones that I can just omit the soy. Started 21 day challenge late, into first week and lost 5 lbs! You two really RAWK!

  24. SGS Rawkstar

    April 19th, 2016 at 6:46 am

    Hi Susan,

    Our recipes are here to inspire you, so please don’t feel like you need to follow them to a T. We’re all about making healthy living work for you!

    Cheers to rawkin’ Fresh Start 21!

  25. Jennifer

    April 19th, 2016 at 7:56 am

    Hi, i want to make this for dinner tonight for me and my 2 teenagers. would you triple all the ingredients, even the sauce?

    Thanks, Jen

  26. SGS Rawkstar

    April 19th, 2016 at 11:38 am

    Hi Jen,

    You’re right! Our recipe is for 1, so triple the ingredients to feed your family. Reach back out + let us know what your teenagers think of this delicious veggie packed recipe!

    Cheers!

  27. Shirley Hayes

    June 1st, 2016 at 6:42 am

    GOOD MORNING!!I AM READY TO START MY 30 DAY CHALLENGE!!! I HAVE NOT RECEIVED YOUR CHEERY E-MAILS FOR JUNE 1ST!!! COULD YOU RESEND–TO SEE IF THEY COME THRU??THANK YOU SO MUCH!!—SHIRLEY

  28. SGS Rawkstar

    June 1st, 2016 at 8:42 am

    Hi Shirley,

    Thank you so much for reaching out. We host of 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge four times a year, with our next challenge kicking off on July 1st. Can’t wait that long? Check out our 30-Day Challenge E-Guide available in our shop and complete an entire challenge on your time!

    http://shop.simplegreensmoothies.com/products/30day-eguide

    Cheers!

  29. louise

    July 2nd, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    This was by far my favorite recipe in the 7-day reset. I thought I would eat just half of it but it was so yummy that it was all gone before I realized it! Will make it again and again and again. Thanks for such a rawkstar recipe!!

  30. SGS Rawkstar

    July 2nd, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    Hi Louise!

    Thanks so much for reaching out + for sharing! This is one of our favorites, too :). So glad to hear you enjoyed it!

    Thanks for being a part of our community!

  31. Nicki

    January 24th, 2017 at 4:33 am

    This looks yummy! what spiralizer would you recommend for the noodles?

  32. SGS Rawkstar

    January 30th, 2017 at 5:03 am

    Hi Nicki,

    Here’s one of our favorites!

    http://amzn.to/2joAxj9

  33. Kate Schnur

    January 30th, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    This was our favorite Thrive recipe! It was so easy to prepare but so tasty!!! When we finished, my husband and I both said we would want it in the regular dinner rotation. I raved about it to my daughter; she came home from college tonight for her birthday dinner and requested that I make the Zoodles. She loved it!

  34. Robyn C.

    January 30th, 2017 at 5:26 pm

    This is seriously one of my favorite SGS recipes! Simple, super tasty and quick to make I will definitely be making it as part of my regular meals from now on!

  35. Natalie

    January 30th, 2017 at 6:05 pm

    This is one of my favorites from the Thrive recipes. I make it quite frequently. So easy to prepare and at times I add whatever vegetables I have on hand. The sauce is so amazing that I always end of licking the plate (husband laughs at me). Love this one!

  36. Faith Walley

    January 31st, 2017 at 5:12 am

    As a vegetarian, I am not “creative” with my own recipes, but I can follow one. The struggle of coming up with “new” ideas for dishes has existed for years for me. I am SO glad that I came across the almond zoodles recipe! By far one of my favorite dishes, and my husband who eats meat loved it too! Thanks SGS for expanding my mind and introducing an amazing recipe to me!

  37. Jen

    January 31st, 2017 at 6:42 am

    The first time I did Thrive, I skipped this recipe. This second time I was determined to give it a try. Unsure my kids, who prefer no sauce on pasta, would like it, so I didn’t toss it with the veggies. I heated it up and then spooned it on top. But after just one bite, I was hooked. It was very good. Even one of my kids ventured to try and like a bit of it.

    Pretty easy to make. Spicy enough.

  38. Lucrece P.

    January 31st, 2017 at 11:58 am

    This is one of my favorite recipes from Thrive. I had no idea the sauce ingredients would create such a devine flavor. The combination of veggies makes it a filling dish. The best thing is that it is was so easy to make. I will be making this again and again.

  39. Kristen

    April 7th, 2017 at 5:07 pm

    I am eating this meal right now and I had to see if there was somewhere I could leave a comment. This is so freaking amazing. The sauce is magical. I completely forget that I’m eating healthy food when I’m eating this!

  40. Ranell

    July 5th, 2017 at 8:02 am

    For those that have made this, I’m imagining it tastes something like Pad Thai… Would you say that is true? Just wondering before I try it.

  41. SGS Rawkstar Amanda

    July 5th, 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Hi Ranell,

    Definitely!! It was inspired by those flavors!

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