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Sesame Zoodles Recipe

If you want to eliminate some carbs from your diet, zoodles are the way to go!  Zucchini zoodles are easy to make and won’t break the bank. Best of all, you can top your zoodles with your favorite pasta sauces. Michelle Fagone, author of THE “I LOVE MY INSTANT POT” PALEO RECIPE BOOK, shares her recipe for Sesame Zoodles.



These zucchini zoodles are an excellent substitute and complement to the zippy sesame sauce, and it’s prepared in no time flat. This dish pairs nicely with a steak or chicken dish… and don’t forget your chopsticks!

Hands-On Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes

Serves 4
1⁄4 cup water
4 cups spiraled zucchini (about 3 small zucchini)
1⁄4 cup coconut aminos
2 tablespoons pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon sriracha
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 tablespoon creamy almond butter
1⁄4 cup diced green onions
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds

  1. Add water to the Instant Pot® and insert steamer basket.
  2. In a large bowl, combine zucchini, coconut aminos, syrup, sriracha, sesame oil, almond butter, and green onions. Place the marinated zucchini in the steamer basket. Pour remaining marinade over zucchini. Lock lid. Press the Steam button and adjust time to 10 minutes. When timer beeps, quick-release pressure until float valve drops and then unlock lid.
  3. Transfer zucchini to a serving bowl. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds. Serve immediately.

If you don’t own a spiralizer, you have a couple of options. First, most supermarkets carry a variety of spiraled vegetables, both in the produce and freezer sections. Second, you can use a vegetable peeler/knife to create your own “noodles.”

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