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Since we own a spiraliser, and are trying to eat healthier 80% of the time, I decided it was time that I start utilising it more often. 

After being less than impressed with courgetti in the past, this is my favourite recipe so far. I’ve decided that I shall prepare this noodle substitute more in Asian inspired dishes than in Italian ones. 

Also, please settle an internal debate for me: would you prefer that I call them “courgetti” or “zoodles”?

pad thai

Zucchini Pad Thai
Serves 4
1239 calories
89 g
186 g
86 g
47 g
13 g
1129 g
3373 g
53 g
0 g
66 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1239
Calories from Fat 736
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 86g
Saturated Fat 13g
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 24g
Monounsaturated Fat 42g
Cholesterol 186mg
Sodium 3373mg
Total Carbohydrates 89g
Dietary Fiber 21g
Sugars 53g
Protein 47g
Vitamin A
Vitamin C
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  1. 2 zucchinis, spiralised
  2. 1 red onion, spiralised
  3. 1 red pepper, spiralised
  4. 1 tablespoon of rapeseed oil
  5. 1 1/2 cups of bean sprouts
  6. 1 egg
  7. (For sauce)
  8. 5 tablespoons of peanut butter
  9. 3 tablespoons of water
  10. 3 tablespoons of soy sauce
  11. 1 tablespoon of sesame oil
  12. 1 tablespoon of honey
  13. 1 tablespoon of white wine vinegar
  14. 2 cloves of minced garlic
  15. 1 teaspoon of chili paste
  16. (To top)
  17. 2 spring onions, chopped
  18. 2 tablespoons of peanuts
  19. cilantro to garnish
  1. Spiralise all your vegetables. Throw all your sauce ingredients into your food processor and pulse until throughly combined. If your sauce is a bit thick try adding just a splash more water. A lot of water comes out of the veg when you cook it, so don't worry too much about it being thick.
  2. Heat the rapeseed oil in a large pan or wok. When it's hot, add your bean sprouts, red pepper and red onion and stir fry for two minutes. Then add in your zucchini and stir fry for another two minutes. With you spatula make an empty space in your pan and crack your egg into it. Scramble that egg and then toss it in amongst all the veg.
  3. After the egg has cooked, remove your pan from the heat. Pour on your sauce and toss to evenly coat everything. Then top with sprinkles of spring onions, peanuts and cilantro.
  1. After you spiralise your zucchini, wrap it in paper towel and squeeze it tightly to soak up an excess water.
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What’s your experience with the veggies replacing carbs craze? 

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  • Mmm this sounds like New Year perfection!

  • I always call them zoodles, I actually have never heard of courgette, but I am a big fan of them! I love a carrot zoodle with a tomato sauce, so yummy.

    • In England, the word “zucchini” doesn’t exist, them call them “courgettes” which caused some mild confusion when I first moved here! x

  • Zoodles. The word is fun. Fun is the key to everything. Zoodles for the win

  • Looks good… I would love to own a spiralizer to try it out! I for one can’t completely replace carbs with vegetables. My body just KNOWS and definitely isn’t pleased with me. However, I like to do a fifty-fifty ratio of veg to noodles in stir-fries, which is a bit more acceptable.

  • i replace them all the time! I have a couple favorites that I stick to ( a creamy mushroom & Sausage mix and my favorite, Shrimp Scampi!) I find though that I forget about them if I dont spiralize them all at once.

  • Christine Everyday

    Personally I think they should be called zoodles! Looks delish.

  • This looks amazing… I’ve done a “pad thai” with spaghetti squash– now I”ll have to try this one!

  • I’m in the “courgetti” camp as I’d refer to them as courgettes rather than zucchini 🙂 Pad thai is the best and I can imagine with courgetti its even better! Alice xx

  • This looks amazing! I asked Dan recently if we could buy a zoodler so I could try some pasta-replacements during my Whole30. I haven’t ordered it yet, but I will next week!

    • Do it! It’s been trial and error to see what kind of sauces work best, but it’s definitely worth it! x