I was pleasantly surprised with how this Zucchini Pad Thai came out. My concern was that the squash was going to be too soggy/not have enough texture to resemble pad Thai noodles, but I got the perfect cooking times together, and I must say- this right here is the bomb.com. It literally took less than 5 minutes to prepare, and was simple, light, and flavorful. I used this spiralizer to get the noodles from the zucchini.
This recipe is great for when you need some Asian flavor in your life. Zucchini is a phenomenal, light alternative to dense pasta. Zucchini is a type of summer squash that can typically be found in the store all year long. Its peak months are from June to late August. It is an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin B12, and manganese. Zucchini also provides vitamin A, potassium, phosphorous, and folate. To spiralize your noodles, wash the zucchini, remove the ends, and spiral away. The pad thai gives you your daily dose of vitamins and minerals in a delicious way!
First, you’ll spiralize your zucchini and set aside in a bowl. In pan, sauté onions, garlic, and sesame seed oil for five minutes. Add the zucchini and soy sauce to the pan. You’ll let this cook for about four minutes on high heat. Finally, toss in your kale and cook for another two minutes without the lid. Throw in some toasted sesame seeds for just the right touch.
I love all the flavor in this recipe and it is an excellent spin on a classic dish! Using zucchini noodles as a replacement is my latest obsession. They add an excellent crunch that make them fun to munch on and the perfect texture. Do you like using zucchini noodles? How about any other type of veggie noodles? Let us know in the comments below!
- 1 medium-sized yellow zucchini
- 1 cup of kale
- 1/4 cup of onions, chopped
- 4 cloves of garlic, chopped
- 1 tablespoon of sesame seed oil
- 1 tablespoon of soy sauce
- Optional: Toasted sesame seeds
- Spiralize the zucchini. Set aside.
- In a pan, saute onions and garlic with sesame seed oil for 5 minutes.
- Add spiralized zucchini and soy sauce to the pan, and cook for 4 minutes on high heat.
- Add kale, and cook for another 2 minutes (no lid).
- Optional: Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. Enjoy!