Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Sensational Sesame Sauce with Zuke Noodles

Happy New Year!

I am so excited to share my latest creation with you in my first post of 2014.

This Sesame Sauce truly is sensational.  It is salty, and smoky, and garlicky, and it feels like silk on your tongue. When I was eating it, I told The Captain that I could eat it every day.  That is not something I think very often... but this sauce is THAT good.  Really.

I have been eating zuke noodles ever since I got my new spiralizer this past week.  The first two times I had them, I made sauces based on extra lean ground beef and tomatoes… different veggies and spices… but similar.  I loved them.  But I wanted something different.  A girl just cannot eat ground beef every day, no matter how lean it is.

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I got The Captain to operate the spiralizer… I was just too excited!

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A huge plateful of noodles from half a medium zucchini… and I ate the whole thing!

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My serving the second time trying them was a bit more conservative… I only at about half and put the other half in the fridge where they keep nicely for a couple of days.

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Look how long just one noodle can become!

When I decided to have them for lunch on Tuesday, I knew I needed a change of sauce.  I remembered the nooch sauce that I have been using as a salad dressing, but thought I should have something somewhat thinner, to coat the zuke noodles, rather than sit like a blob on the top of them.  I love tahini paste and I love the saltiness of soy sauce and the smokiness of dark sesame oil so I decided to combine the flavors… and after a bit of testing and tasting, this is what I came up with.  I love it. I am going to eat it again and again and again.  And yes, it is high in fat, but it’s healthy fat and on days I have this sauce, I will really watch curb my fat intake the rest of the time.  I just may even try it with only a teaspoon of sesame oil instead of a whole tablespoon.  Time will tell. 

I made up the sauce and tried it before adding the garlic, and it tasted great… but the addition of the garlic put it right over the top! Try it both ways. I know you will love it, too.

If you are avoiding gluten, be sure to use tamari soy sauce, which is wheat free.  If you are eating truly Paleo, you will want to use coconut aminos.  It’s all up to you.

I am sure this would be great on real pasta too.  If that is your preference, do give it a try.

Sensatioinal Sesame Sauce with Zuke Noodles

Sensational Sesame Sauce with Zuke Noodles
Makes 2 servings
  • 1/4 cup tahini paste
  • 2 Tbs tamari soy sauce (or coconut aminos)
  • 1 Tbs dark sesame oil
  • 1 tsp freshly grated ginger root
  • 3 cloves garlic, peeled, smashed, and minced
  1. Prepare yourself a plateful of zucchini noodles using a spiralizer or a julienne peeler.
  2. Set them aside on the counter for a couple of hours to soften.
  3. Mix all sauce ingredients together in a small bowl..
  4. If you are preparing a single serving, reserve half of the sauce and store in refrigerator for another time.
  5. Spoon the other half of the sauce over the zuke noodles and with two spoons, mix to coat the noodles.
  6. Serve and devour.

Per serving, not including noodles.
Weight Watchers P+ = 8.
Calories 273; Protein 7g; Carbohydrate 6g; Fat 25g; Fibre 0g.

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I made sure to spoon up ALL the sauce… I suppose I could use 1/3 instead of 1/2 for each serving… Hmmmmm.  But so tasty!

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  1. Sounds yummy! AND I have all the ingredients for the sauce, just need to pick up some zukes. Will definately try it sometime soon.

  2. I have been wanting a spiralizer, which one did you get? Do you love it?

  3. Can't wait to make this! Coveting your spiralizer!

  4. I AM GETTING myself a spiralizer!!!!!!!!!! You have officially motivated me!

    Happy New Year :D xoxox!

  5. OHHH Yum!!!! I am definitely getting a spiralizer. I have it in my amazon shopping cart right now. This is going to be so exciting!


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