Saturday, November 24, 2018

#Spiralized Zucchini Noodles with Spicy Peanut Sauce by @Denise Swanson

My husband try to have one or two vegetarian meals a week. Frozen spiralized zucchini and summer squash are in the frozen veggies section of many supermarkets. Make the sauce while the tofu cooks and the squash is in the microwave.

1/4 cup cornstarch
 1 (12-oz.) pkg. extra-firm water-packed tofu, drained, patted dry, and cut into 1-in. cubes
 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
 3 tablespoons lower-sodium soy sauce
 1 tablespoon unsalted ketchup
 1 tablespoon Sriracha chili sauce
 1 tablespoon water
 2 teaspoons light brown sugar
 1 teaspoon grated ginger
 2 (12-oz.) pkg. frozen spiralized zucchini or yellow squash and zucchini 
 1 can of bean sprouts
 1 cup matchstick-cut carrots
 1 Tbsp. cilantro
 1/4 cup unsalted peanuts, finely chopped and divided
 4 green onions cut into 1-in. pieces
 4 lime wedges
Place cornstarch in a shallow dish, add tofu and toss to coat. 

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium. Add tofu to pan and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until tofu is brown and crisp. (turn over halfway through)

Cook spiralized squash in microwave according to package directions.
Combine lime juice and next 7 ingredients (through ginger) in a bowl, stirring with a whisk. Combine cooked spiralized squash, sprouts, carrots, 1/4 cup cilantro, and 2 tablespoons peanuts in a large bowl.
Add to tofu and pour peanut butter mixture over. Mix thoroughly.

Sprinkle remaining 2 tablespoons peanuts and onions over plated recipe. Serve with lime wedges.



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  1. Many stores have fresh spiralized veggies (Publix and Fresh Market near me).
    For those who aren't fond of tofu, you could use beans.

  2. Ooooo...I have a great love of peanut sauce. Thanks for sharing your recipe!