Zucchini Noodle Cashew Stir Fry

This easy zucchini noodle cashew stir fry made with The Inspiralizer will have you licking your plate clean! Dinner comes together in less than 30 minutes and you'll want to put this sauce on every meal! #inspiralizer

This easy zucchini noodle cashew stir fry made with The Inspiralizer will have you licking your plate clean! Dinner comes together in less than 30 minutes and you'll want to put this sauce on every meal! #inspiralizer

Oh how terribly hard it is to get back in the swing of things after being on a mini vacation for several days :) I had totally intended to post this on Labor Day but then I really didn’t want to pull out my laptop while on vacation so I said I would post it yesterday but when we got home, I was too tired to even think about writing anything. So here we are today! Better late than never, right?

This past weekend, Jason and I set out for the Hudson River Valley! We visited Gina and Brandy and one of the big things that we planned the weekend around was a dinner at Blue Hill. Ever since we watched Dan Barber on Netflix’s Chef’s Table, we knew we had to plan a trip up and conveniently, Gina and Brandy wanted to go again so we made it a triple date! I can’t wait to tell you more about our trip in the Hudson River Valley; from everything we ate and what we did. The whole weekend is definitely worthy of a blog post so stay tuned for that! In the meantime, did you catch my first Bali post?

This easy zucchini noodle cashew stir fry made with The Inspiralizer will have you licking your plate clean! Dinner comes together in less than 30 minutes and you'll want to put this sauce on every meal! #inspiralizer

Remember my last zucchini noodle post that was posted at the end of July? And in that post remember how I was saying that I realllllllly wanted a spiralizer but didn’t think I’d use it enough to justify buying one since it always seemed like I buy these cool kitchen gadgets and then never use them? Well, I caved. I was offered to try the The Inspiralizer by Ali Maffucci of the ever-popular food blog, Inspiralized. Before you say, “well, I already know of this spiralizer” let me tell you right off the bat why I love The Inspiralizer more than the other ones out there. Hands down, the counter clamps. It secures the entire machine to your countertop and offers increased leverage and safety when using The Inspiralizer. Next, four blades which creates four different noodle shapes (ribbon, fettuccine, linguine, spaghetti) as opposed to only three on the other brands. Finally, ease of clean and storage. I literally just run this machine under water, scrub a little with my dish brush, let it air dry, and then put it aside in a cabinet. It takes up virtually no space since the width of it is pretty thin. I would say it’s the same thickness of a Betty Crocker cookbook, if not thinner.

This easy zucchini noodle cashew stir fry made with The Inspiralizer will have you licking your plate clean! Dinner comes together in less than 30 minutes and you'll want to put this sauce on every meal! #inspiralizer

I love stir fry’s and I’m always looking for ways to make them just a bit healthier. Right when I got The Inspiralizer, I knew I had to create a stir fry with the zucchini noodles. I created this zucchini noodle cashew stir fry and the sauce was plate-lickin’ good!! We scarfed this entire dish down. The sauce is slightly sweet with a kick of heat and the cashews throughout give it a nice crunch and texture. Oh! I almost forgot to mention, not only did I spiralize the zucchini, I also did the bell peppers!! I didn’t realize how many vegetables (and fruit!) you could actually spiralize until I read this handy dandy guide.

Anyway, you should definitely 1. make this recipe, 2. buy The Inspiralizer, 3. check out Ali’s blog for more recipe inspiration, and 4. buy her new cookbook!!

This easy zucchini noodle cashew stir fry made with The Inspiralizer will have you licking your plate clean! Dinner comes together in less than 30 minutes and you'll want to put this sauce on every meal! #inspiralizer

Zucchini Noodle Cashew Stir Fry
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This easy zucchini noodle cashew stir fry made with The Inspiralizer will have you licking your plate clean! 

Servings: 2
For the sauce
  • 1/4 cup dark soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sriracha sauce
  • 2 teaspoons arrowroot powder
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
For the rest of the dish
  • 1/2 yellow onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 4 medium carrots, diced
  • 2 large zucchini, spiralized and trimmed to a shorter length and lightly squeezed of excess liquid
  • 2 large red bell peppers, spiralized
  • 8-10 ounces of snow peas
  • 1 cup cashews, roughly chopped
  1. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the sauce and set aside.
  2. Add 1/2 tablespoon of cooking fat (olive oil, vegetable oil, etc.) in a large skillet over medium high heat. Once the oil is hot, add onion, garlic, and carrots. Saute until fragrant and carrots have slightly softened, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the spiralized zucchini, bell peppers, and snap peas to the pan and using tongs, toss everything together. Lower the heat to medium.
  4. Pour the sauce all over the ingredients and let sauce thicken for 3-5 minutes. Gently toss everything together in the sauce. Add 2/3 cup of chopped cashews to the skillet and toss again.
  5. Evenly divide into two bowls or plates and top with the remaining 1/3 cup of chopped cashews.

There are affiliate links within this post. I was sent The Inspiralizer but all opinions are my own!


Posted on September 09, 2015

dinner for two by julie wampler



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  1. 09/09/2015 at 8:27 am

    Thanks for the kind words about Inspiralized and I’m so happy you love the Inspiralizer!!! This looks AMAZING!!

  2. 09/09/2015 at 8:36 am

    So, so yummy looking!! I love the look of that sauce!

  3. 09/09/2015 at 9:02 am

    Hmm, I may have to get an inspiralizer now. I have the reservations you did- will I use it enough to justify the space it will take or maybe I’ll use it more by having one. In any case this dish – ah-mazing!

  4. 09/09/2015 at 9:44 am

    GAH! I need to get an inspiralizer like yesterday. This stir fry looks flipping amazing, Julie!

  5. 09/09/2015 at 10:01 am

    How amazing is Chef’s Table? I saw your trip to Blue Hill and was so jealous! What an incredible experience. And stir fry is the bf’s and my go to dinner, so we’re TOTALLY trying this out. <3

  6. 09/09/2015 at 10:32 am

    What a delicious meal! Zucchini noodles are definitely a favorite in my house.

  7. 09/09/2015 at 12:18 pm

    Im loving all those veggies!

  8. 09/09/2015 at 12:33 pm

    This looks absolutely totally delicious! I LOVE the inspiralizer- so great.

  9. 09/09/2015 at 12:35 pm

    Pretty sure I need to get my hands on a spiralizer sometime, especially so I can enjoy this! :)

  10. 09/09/2015 at 5:13 pm

    Oooh I love how glossy that sauce looks. Definitely trying that!

  11. 09/09/2015 at 10:34 pm

    Chef’s Table is so incredible! So happy you got to try out Blue Hill! And that spiralizer! I should probably finally cave too.

  12. 09/10/2015 at 10:45 am

    Really tempting photo and lovely recipe for noodle lovers… Thanks.

  13. 09/10/2015 at 12:45 pm

    Totally want this for dinner!

  14. 09/10/2015 at 1:16 pm

    I’m so jealous you went to Blue Hill. I have been dying to go there. While, I still haven’t tried zucchini noodles, this recipe is making me wish I owned the gadget to do so.

  15. Elizabeth
    09/10/2015 at 3:05 pm

    Have you tried zucchini noddles the next day as leftovers? If so, how well do they hold up when warmed up again?

    • Julie
      09/11/2015 at 7:02 am

      I’ve tried it and while I don’t mind it, others might not like it because zucchini does secrete liquid if it’s just sitting so your sauce and everything else might be watery and soggier. So it’s really up to you. They hold up fine being warmed up.

  16. 09/10/2015 at 8:38 pm

    This is my dream stir fry! Love all the veggies and cashews.

  17. Robin
    09/11/2015 at 6:12 am

    Hey so just some friendly advice here. I usually save recipes I like to a folder on my computer. You seem to have disabled that option on your website for obvious copyright reasons but I don’t print recipes and it would be a big waste of resources to start now since I could easily save them on my computer. I’ve tried copying from the print layout you’ve provided but it doesn’t paste well at all. I understand there might be some external program/”box” which I could sign up to and save your recipes there but I follow a lot of food blogs and it’s honestly not worth the trouble for just one recipe. I just thought you might appreciate some feedback of any issues your readers might be experiencing to help make the blog more enjoyable on both ends. Good luck and great recipe, if only I could get it somehow :)

    • Julie
      09/11/2015 at 6:58 am

      Hi, while I understand what you are saying and how much of a pain it might be, recipe scraping sites have ruined the experience for me as a content owner and subsequently that affects user experience of my site. They have come to my site and taken the entire post (my stories and recipes) and reposted it to theirs. You might call that “sharing” but I call that stealing and a copyright violation. I work very hard to come up with recipes and take photos and invest money into equipment for all these things. For someone to come along and just rip it off from me is lazy and inconsiderate. I wish I could go around to blogs and just steal their content. You know how easy that would be to have a blog? Anyway, I will take this into consideration. I appreciate the feedback.

    • Kay
      09/22/2015 at 12:42 am

      um you can actually save the recipe as a pdf – if you press print, in the pop up box on the bottom left corner is a drop down menu when you can save it as a pdf. Alternatively you could just take a screen shot if writing out the recipe is too much effort.

  18. lauren
    10/01/2015 at 12:08 pm

    In this pic there seems to be actual noodles, but noodles aren’t listed in the ingredients!

  19. Maggie
    10/12/2016 at 11:52 am

    When you state large zucchini, what weight/length do you suggest a large zucchini would be?

    • Julie
      10/12/2016 at 9:15 pm

      I would say about 4 to 5 inches! :)

  20. Reagan
    06/13/2017 at 3:51 pm

    Hello! I can’t find snow peas at my local Whole Foods or Earth Fare! Can I use sugar snap peas?

    • Julie
      06/14/2017 at 8:42 am

      Yes, they will be alright to use!

  21. Brandy
    09/21/2017 at 8:22 pm

    I prepared this recipe as written adding some mushrooms and only using one bell pepper. There is no where near enough sauce to coat the veggies as shown in the photo. I made 4 times the amount of sauce that is listed and it was perfect! Great flavor and a great recipe!

  22. Kimberly
    03/12/2018 at 7:37 pm

    Does this have the nutrition information . If not can you provide it, please..

  23. Carola
    08/31/2018 at 12:12 am

    Please give me a recipe for cold noodles……

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