zoodles with tempeh

Zoodles with Peanut Sauce and Tempeh

This veggie-filled, high-protein dish can work as a filling snack or light lunch. I love to eat this quick and easy recipe that can be made in a matter of minutes before working out. Tempeh is a great plant-based protein option.

To make the zoodles (zucchini noodles), you will need a kitchen tool called a spiralizer, which can be purchased online for $5 to $20. This dish can also be multiplied to serve several people!

Makes 1 serving
Serving Size: 1 bowl
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients for zoodles with peanut sauce and tempeh

  • ½ large carrot
  • ½ large zucchini
  • ⅔ cup cubed tempeh
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp sesame oil

Directions for zoodles with peanut sauce and tempeh

  1. Using the spiralizer tool, spiralize half of the carrot and zucchini into noodles.
  2. Cut tempeh into small cubes.
  3. Place a pan on medium heat on the stove. Drizzle sesame oil into the pan.
  4. When oil is warm, add tempeh to the pan. Tempeh will cook for about 4 to 5 minutes alone.
  5. While tempeh is cooking, make the peanut sauce. Mix together peanut butter, soy sauce, and garlic powder. Add a few splashes of water to the sauce while mixing to achieve desired consistency.
  6. After 4 to 5 minutes and when the tempeh starts to look golden brown, add in carrot and zucchini noodles. Stir, and cook for 2 minutes.
  7. Pour tempeh and zoodles into a bowl. Pour peanut sauce on top and mix before eating.

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 368
  • carbohydrate: 22.2g
  • cholesterol: 0mg
  • fat: 22.5g
  • fiber: 3.1g
  • potassium: 956mg
  • protein: 26.8g
  • sodium: 343mg
  • sugar: 5.5g
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