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Light and Healthy Peanut Sauce Noodles Under 275 Calories

Healthy low-calorie peanut sauce recipe with flavors of ginger, garlic, sesame, and lime! Pour this over spiralized summer squash noodles for a refreshing cold salad with staying power.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Asian
Keyword: healthy peanut sauce, light peanut sauce, low calorie peanut sauce, peanut sauce noodles
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 272kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 inch piece ginger peeled
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1/3 cup natural creamy peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice juice of half a lime
  • 1 teaspoon packed light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 4 tablespoons water room temperature, add them 2 TBSP at a time until desired consistency
  • 3 summer squash peeled and spiralized (or zucchini)
  • 2 large carrots grated
  • ½ large seedless cucumber chopped
  • 4 scallions chopped
  • ¼ cup roasted unsalted peanuts, chopped

Instructions

  • Make the peanut sauce: In a food processor or blender, combine the ginger, garlic, peanut butter, soy sauce, lime juice, brown sugar, Sriracha, sesame oil, and 3 tablespoons room temperature water. Pulse until smooth, adding 1 more tablespoon of water if needed to give the sauce a pourable, silky consistency. *Do not add more than 4 tablespoons of water or the sauce will be too thin.
  • In a large bowl, combine the summer squash, carrots, cucumber, and scallions. Pour the peanut sauce on top and toss well to coat all of the squash noodles and veggies. Divide the salad among 4 bowls and sprinkle the top of each with 1 tablespoon of chopped peanuts.

Notes

The peanut sauce will keep, covered, in the refrigerator, for up to a week.

Nutrition

Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 17g | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g