Zoodles with Spicy Peanut Sauce courtesy of New Zealand

While I was in New Zealand, I came across some spicy peanut butter, called Smoke and Fire. It looked so amazing, I knew right away I had to buy it, even though I wasn’t quite sure what I was going to do with it.

smoke and fire peanut butter

I’ve been trying to eat healthier lately, and focus on eating more whole foods, like veggies and less processed crap and definitely less processed/refined carbs. And what better way is there to exemplify this style of eating than zoodles? And what goes great with zoodles? PEANUT SAUCE!

I started off looking for a recipe for raw pad thai, and this came out as sort of an adaption of a recipe I saw online, modified a lot based on what I had on hand and my own preferences. It turned out amazing! I think it would be even better with more vegetables to add variety to the dish, so I will definitely be making this again.

zoodles with peanut sauce

Zoodles with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Serves 2 (1 if you’re hungry and/or not eating anything else with it)

Ingredients:

  • 1 zucchini
  • 2 carrots
  • 1/2 bell pepper
  • 1/4 c peanut butter
  • 2-3 tbsp fresh orange juice
  • 1/2 lime, juiced
  • 2 tsp soy sauce or tamari
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (honey or agave would also work)

Directions:

  • Peel the zucchini and carrots
  • Use the vegetable peeler to cut the zucchini and carrots into zoodles/slices (a spiralizer would also work)
  • Slice bell pepper into small thin strips
  • Combine peanut butter, orange juice, lime juice, soy sauce and maple syrup
  • Mix the carrots and bell pepper with the peanut sauce and serve on top of the zoodles

Variations:

  • If you don’t have spicy peanut butter, I would recommend adding Sriracha to taste (start with 1 tsp and see how it goes). I would also add some fresh ginger or garlic (1 tsp). 
  • more veggies – bean sprouts, chickpeas, cabbage
  • garnish – cilantro
2 comments… add one
  • Nancy

    Want me to bring you some more?

    • Yes please, if you have room for 1 jar, that would be great! It’s very tasty peanut butter!

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