Spiralized Sesame Cucumber and Zucchini Bowl with Avocado

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Spiralized Sesame Cucumber and Zucchini Bowl with Avocado

Spiralized Sesame Cucumber and Zucchini Bowl with Avocado

We’re in week #2 of my vegan month, and today, I’m sharing this extra-green bowl of noodles.

I love how colorful vegan eating can be and how it’s easy to make meals that are green.

Spiralized Sesame Cucumber and Zucchini Bowl with Avocado

I’m happy to be back home and cooking. Not until I’m away do I realize how much I truly love cooking and how much it makes me happy.

I turn on the music, put on something comfy, and just cook. There’s nothing more relaxing and entertaining than cooking. There’s something about watching a meal come together in steps that’s especially gratifying.

Yesterday, I had to test a few remaining recipes again from my second cookbook (cover real and more details coming soon, I promise!) and so I spent the entire afternoon in the kitchen.

After a few days of bacheloretting, there’s nothing like making your own healthy, nutritious meals. My body was begging me for it!

Spiralized Sesame Cucumber and Zucchini Bowl with Avocado

This Asian-dressed salad is chock full of detoxifying, hydrating veggies, such as zucchini, cucumber, and bell peppers. The avocado is anti-bloating, the edamame and nut butter pack the protein, and the dressing is light, but flavorful.

This dish doesn’t save very well in the refrigerator, because of the cucumbers, but if you’d like to save it, omit the cucumbers at first and add them fresh when you’re ready to eat!

That’s all, folks – I am doing something I’ve never done before tomorrow, so make sure you’re following me on Snapchat or Instagram to follow along. You won’t believe it – and you’ll be very proud!

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Nutritional Information & Recipe

Weight Watchers SmartPoints*: 8 points

*These points were calculated using the official Weight Watchers SmartPoints calculator. We are in no way affiliated with Weight Watchers, we are providing this information based on popular demand.

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Spiralized Sesame Cucumber and Zucchini Bowl with Avocado

Prep Time20 mins
Total Time20 mins
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • For the dressing:
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 3 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated ginger
  • 1 garlic clove pressed
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce low sodium
  • 1 tablespoon smooth peanut or almond butter
  • For the noodles:
  • 1 large cucumber Blade C, noodles trimmed
  • 1 medium zucchini Blade C, noodles trimmed
  • 1 green bell pepper seeded, diced
  • 1 avocado peeled, pitted, and insides cubed
  • 1 cup cooked edamame beans
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • To garnish: 2 teaspoons toasted white sesame seeds

Instructions

  • Place all of the ingredients for the dressing into a bowl and whisk together.
  • Pat the cucumber noodles dry with paper towels and place into a large mixing bowl along with the rest of the ingredients for the noodles. Pour over the dressing and toss to mix. Garnish with sesame seeds.

Spiralized Sesame Cucumber and Zucchini Bowl with Avocado

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10 comments

Sandra says:
Since you're recipe testing for cookbook #2 during your vegan month, I'm curious....is the new cookbook strictly vegan recipes? By the way, love cucumber noodles--need to remember they're not just for summer salads!
Ali Maffucci says:
Oh the book is done, I just had a few extras to double test! And no, it's not vegan, but there are many vegan recipes, like with cookbook #1!
Sandra says:
Thanks!
Jeanette says:
Hi Ali, I absolutely love your recipes and I bought the Spiralizer because of these recipes. But is there a way to print your recipes with the pictures? Its hard to convince my husband to try some of the recipes because he cannot see the "finished" product unless I bring up your website. He loves all the SkinnyTaste recipes because of the pictures and step by step pics which are very helpful. Please, please see if you can do this. It would be so helpful! Thank you!
Alicia says:
Nice recipe. Light and healthy. Love it. Will try this soon. Thanks!
Hi Ali I love your posts and find them really inspirational. I was wondering how you are finding your energy levels now that you are following a vegan diet? You seem to have a relatively small proportion of protein in this meal - do you find you are getting more hungry or tired? I have tried a number of different diets (in the name of research!) including Metabolic Balance, a vegan (Carol Vorderman) one, as well as more recently the Body Coach (higher protein, and more carbohydrates on training days). Do you think this way of eating will be sustainable? Best wishes Natalie
I absolutely love cucumber noodles! It's amazing how spiralizing them can make them more satisfying. I'm such a fan of cold noodle bowls, so I can't wait to try this. Did you eat vegan during the bachelorette party?
Karen says:
This recipe is so good Ali! I didn’t have a green pepper so I used a combination of red, yellow and orange that I had just spiralized, charred the edamame a bit, and since it is just me and this serves 4 I tossed the avocado in a little bit of the dressing before adding it to the veggies so it wouldn't brown (hoping that works). Stored the leftovers in an airtight container with the jar of dressing tucked in there. Looking forward to lunch and dinner tomorrow!
Carly Glazer says:
Hi Karen! Hope you enjoyed! Sounds like some great additions you made!
Karen says:
This recipe is so good Ali! I didn’t have a green pepper so I used a combination of red, yellow and orange that I had just spiralized, charred the edamame a bit, and since it is just me and this serves 4 I tossed the avocado in a little bit of the dressing before adding it to the veggies so it wouldn't brown (hoping that works). Stored the leftovers in an airtight container with the jar of dressing tucked in there. Looking forward to lunch and dinner tomorrow!

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