These Sesame Cucumber Noodles are part yummy Asian sauce and part spiralizer love. That adds up to the easiest lunch you can pull out of the fridge! Cucumber spaghetti is easy to make and you can spiralize them the night before.
What Inspired this Spiralized Cucumber Recipe?
Today I’m sharing my latest favorite lunch – Easy Sesame Cucumber Noodles. It’s kind of a PF Chang’s Copycat with spiralized cucumber instead of cut into chunks.
To me, that makes it seem more like a real meal and more filling. Of course, they discontinued the dish, but I still make this to satisfy my cravings.
This recipe is so easy, I can hardly call it a recipe. With that said, I’ve been eating it every day for lunch the past 2 weeks just because of its ease.
Can I Use A Different Sauce on My Cucumber Pasta?
Of course you can. I love a spicy peanut sauce on these, and a red curry coconut sauce would taste great too.
You could also switch the cucumber noodles up with zoodles if that’s what you have an abundance of.
How Do I Make Cucumber Noodles or Cucumber Spaghetti?
The easiest and quickest way is to use a spiralizer. It turns zucchini, yellow squash, butternut squash and more into veggie “pasta”.
There are several types, the changeable blade model that has suction cups to hold it steady on the counter while you use it, a hand-held model that a little cheaper, and a variation of the first that uses gravity to make it easier to use.
Where Can I Buy an Inexpensive Spiralizer?
First keep an eye out at the Amazon Warehouse for a return. Those are usually dented boxes and the like, but you can often get cheap kitchen appliances that way.
My second place to recommend is thrift stores. I’ve gotten one for most of my friends and have even upgraded my own a few times with second hand store finds. I even got a couple that were new and never used!
I Don’t Have a Spiralizer?
You can use a peeler to cut long narrow strips from the cucumber. It won’t look like pasta, but it will still have a good mouth feel.
- 1 large English cucumber or about 2 large regular ones
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce, tamari, (or use coconut aminos to make it soy-free and gluten-free)
- 1 tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil, or use tahini to make no oil added
- 2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds
- Spiralize the cucumber. Break the noodles into soba-sized lengths.
- Mix the rest of the ingredients in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Toss the noodles in and mix. Plate up and sprinkle with sesame seeds.
Amount Per Serving Calories 152Saturated Fat 1gSodium 547mgCarbohydrates 18gFiber 2gSugar 11gProtein 3g