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Garlicky Sesame Zucchini Noodles

low carb sesame noodles

Garlicky Sesame Zucchini noodles are the perfect low-carb, Asian-inspired dish that is easy to make and very customizable.

I made this dish right after my pilates class. It hit the spot.

What makes these zucchini noodles so special is the sesame oil. This fragrant oil is so toasty, rich, and needless to say—a little goes a long way. Also, I used crunchy bok choy as my choice of greens, but feel free to throw in fresh spinach, broccoli, or even kale.

Garlicky Sesame Zucchini Noodles

Easy, Customizable Sesame Zucchini Noodles

These zucchini noodles recipe is vegan. However, juicy chunks of chicken or steak would also be delicious paired up with these veggie noodles.

Here are a few more ways to jazz in up these:

  • Sprinkle on parmesan cheese
  • Add mushrooms
  • Use jalepenoes for much needed heat
  • Shrimp would also be nice

One could also add cooked chickpeas or extra firm tofu for additional vegan protein.

Zucchini Noodles in a bowl

Even though these zucchini noodles are served hot, they can be enjoyed cold as well. If you don’t want to eat cold noodles but have leftovers, simply heat them up in the microwave.

To be honest, you don’t even have to cook the zucchini. They can be eaten raw for an extra boost of nutrition. The cooking process can destroy some of their vitamins.

Learn all about how to spiral your zucchini here.

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Low-carb  Zucchini Noodles

Garlicky Sesame Zucchini Noodles

Garlicky Sesame Zucchini noodle that is the perfect low-carb, Asian-inspired dish that is easy to make and very customizable.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: gluten free, zucchini noodles
Servings: 1
Author: Ashley Altan


  • 2 zucchini spiraled
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 small red onion cut in half, then thin-sliced
  • 1 tbsp chopped ginger
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 large bak choy, sliced into strips or 2 cups of fresh spinach or kale
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • sesame seeds for garnish, optional
  • salt and pepper as desired throughout the steps


  • Spiral two zucchinis, set aside.
  • Heat a pan over medium-high heat. Add the sesame oil. Swirl to coat the bottom of the pan. Next, add in the onion, ginger, garlic, and bak choy. Season with salt and pepper.Stir-fry until the onions have softened.
  • When ready, add the spiraled zucchini. Then, add the soy sauce to deglaze the pan. Season the zucchini with salt and pepper. Stir-fry until desired tenderness if desired. I like to eat mine with some crunch so I usually cook it for a quick 5 minutes.
  • Finally, transfer to a serving dish, sprinkle on sesame speeds. Enjoy while hot.

Ashley Altan

Ashley Altan is an author, food photographer, and prize-winning recipe writer. She has a strong desire to transform common, traditional ingredients into delicious, wholesome meals for her family.