Zoodles Lo Mein
- ¼ cup low-sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons sambal oelek
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, plus more for garnish
- 2 tablespoons grapeseed oil
- 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- 3 cups broccoli florets
- 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch strips
- 4 zucchinis, spiralized using the 5.5mm blade
- 2 green onions, thinly sliced on a bias
For best results, we recommend using:
- Stir soy sauce, sambal oelek, brown sugar, sesame oil, ginger, and sesame seeds together in a small bowl with a whisk.
- Heat grapeseed oil in a large skillet over medium. Cook garlic in hot oil until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir red bell pepper and broccoli with the garlic and sauté to slightly soften, 2 to 3 minutes.
- Reduce heat to medium-low. Stir prepared sauce with the vegetables to coat; cook until vegetables begin to soften but retain some crunch, about 3 minutes; add zucchini and cook until just heated through, 2 to 3 minutes.
- Divide dish between four plates; garnish with green onion and sesame seeds to serve.
Sriracha is a fine substitute for sambal oelek.
What others are saying
Tal Levitas says:
What's not to love? Anytime you give me garlic, chili's ginger and soy sauce, I'm in. And this recipe uses zoodles which means I could eat twice as much and maintain a low caloric intake! YUMMY!
Laura Griffin says:
These was a delicious recipe that turned my basic zucchini noodles into a delicious Asian-inspired meal. I made this dish with a side of salmon and it was perfect.
Greg Jones says:
Can't go wrong with garlic and sesame noodles. The zucchini makes it the perfect low carb options for eating light. I loved everything about this dish. The chili garlic sauce (sambal oelek) gives it incredible flavor but not too spicy.
Janina Villarreal says:
This has become my sons and my nephews favorite recipe. I make it once a week sometimes even twice. I’m a diabetic and need to eat low carb meals. I have done a few substitutions because of the diabetes. I have substituted liquid amino‘s for the soy sauce to cut down on the sodium. And I have used Stevia With brown sugar for the sweetener. It cuts the sodium by about 60%. And the sugar is cut down by more than 50%. The taste is still fabulous! I have added a protein to it. Our use either chicken breast or pork loin. We do lo Mein bowls for our meals. We absolutely love this recipe!
Leah M says:
We used sriracha instead of sambal oelek, great suggestion! The zoodles came out perfect. I have a tendency to overcook them, and then they get all mushy. This time I made sure to stand at the stove and toss for 1 or 2 minutes, and they were ready to go. Great texture, not watery at all.
Stephanie D says:
This was a really easy recipe to make. I used extra virgin olive oil to sauté the garlic and veggies. I also did a zucchini and summer squash spiral, instead of only zucchini. Love the colors and flavors in this dish!