If you’re tired of cauliflower rice as a side for Asian dishes, and want something with a bit more zing, try this zucchini noodles with black pepper sauce recipe. If you want to make a meal out of it, throw in your favourite protein (chicken, beef, shrimp or tofu all work quite well.)

Zucchini Noodles with Black Pepper Sauce Recipe


  • 2 medium zucchini, spiralized (squeeze out some of the liquid with paper/kitchen towels)
  • 3 oz enoki mushrooms
  • ¾ cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 orange bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup shelled edamame
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 2–3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped (optional)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil

Sauce Ingredients:


  1. Mix up the sauce ingredients in a small bowl or liquid measuring cup. Taste sauce and add additional black pepper or syrup as desired.

  2. Heat a large pan over medium-high heat. Add a little coconut oil (about 1 Tbsp) to the pan and heat.

  3. Add the bell peppers to the pan. Cook over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes.
    Add enoki mushrooms and zucchini noodles and cook 2-3 minutes longer.

  4. Stir in the sauce and continue to stir while the sauce thickens (this should only take a minute or two). Immediately remove from heat and serve with fresh cilantro, if des

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