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Thai zucchini noodle bowls with chicken + greens

Thai zucchini noodle bowls – An easy and super-healthy lunch – packed with flavour. Zucchini noodles make a fabulous healthy swap for spaghetti, but have you tried it raw?Lightly crunchy with a delicate flavour, it makes an ideal base for a salad as it’ll go with anything. Steak, mozzarella, salmon, feta – it even works with tuna. The noodles soak up the flavour of any sauce or dressing, so I like to serve mine with a strong peanut dressing – maximum taste in every mouthful!

Thai chicken zoodle bowl with a delicious nutty dressing.

Thai chicken zoodle bowl with a delicious nutty dressing.

This zoodle salad also has raw collard greens, as well as radish, peppers and carrots. So many veggies = lots of color = plenty of vitamans!

Serve on its own as a vegetarian dish, or top with shredded chicken to make it a more hearty meal.

The dressing also works great over a regular salad, and you can even use it as a stir-fry sauce. I like to make extra so I have some in the refrigerator for a stir-fry later in the week (along with a squirt of sriracha).

Thai chicken zoodle bowl with a delicious nutty dressing.

Healthy, quick, low on the carbs and tasty too. This zoodle salad ticks all the boxes!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Serves 2

  • 2 small or 1 large carrot, peeled
  • 1 small red bell pepper
  • 2 radishes
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 1 cup cooked shredded chicken
  • 2 packed cups collard greens, cut into think slices
  • 3 scallions, chopped
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • Small bunch cilantro, roughly torn
  • Lime wedges

Thai Dressing:

  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • juice of ½ lime

Thai chicken zoodle bowl with a delicious nutty dressing.

Steps:

1. Whisk together all of the Thai dressing ingredient in a small bowl.

Thai chicken zoodle salad step 1 collage

2. Peel and slice the carrots into matchsticks. De-seed and thinly slice the red bell pepper, cut the radishes into small slices.

Thai chicken zoodle salad step 2

3. Use a spiralizer to make the zucchini noodles. If you haven’t got one, you could use a knife to carefully cut it into long, thin slices.

Thai chicken zoodle salad step 3

4. Place the carrot, bell pepper, radishes, zucchini, shredded chicken, sliced collard greens and scallions into a large bowl. Toss everything together.

Thai chicken zoodle salad step 4 collage

5. Serve immediately topped with sesame seeds, cilantro, lime wedges and the spicy nut sauce.

Note: if you want to make this ahead, you can cover and refrigerate the salad and the dressing separately. Mix together right before serving.

Thai chicken zoodle bowl with a delicious nutty dressing.