This delicious, low carb, Keto-friendly recipe is a revision of one I shared several years ago (here). Instead of using asian noodles, I used spiralized zucchini. The zucchini is barely cooked - basically it’s just heated through in the sauce just before serving so it maintains its structural integrity and ever-so-slight crunch. If you don’t have leftover roasted pork loin to add, just omit it and serve the zucchini doused in the tasty sesame sauce as a side dish.
Do you have an inspiralizer - there’s just something zen about spiralizing veggies. I love-love-love using it.
Just for the fun of it, I decided to challenge myself and see if I could eat the entire bowl using only chopsticks. I had a great time slurping away and I’m happy to report I was able to finish my lunch without the use of a fork or spoon! I hope you’ll give this yummy recipe a try. Enjoy!
Keto Sesame Zoodles with Roasted Pork
makes 2 servings
1 medium zucchini, spiralized into “zoodles”
6 ounces cooked pork loin, sliced into matchsticks
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
3 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
2 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar
2 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 teaspoon chili oil (or 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes)
2 scallions, sliced thin on the diagonal, green tops reserved for garnish
Garnish with crushed red pepper flakes or Sriracha (optional)
Heat garlic, soy, rice vinegar, oils, and white scallion parts until bubbly, add pork to heat through, then stir in the spiraled zucchini; stir well to combine.
Remove from heat and garnish with green scallion tops. If desired, serve with crushed red pepper flakes and/or sriracha.
Keto stats: 460 calories, 21g protein, 40g fat, 11g carbs, 4g fiber, total 7g net carbs.