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Zucchini Noodle Bowls with Spicy Cashew Sauce

Zucchini Noodle Bowl with Spicy Cashew Sauce - Spiralized zucchini topped with carrots, red pepper, cilantro, a soft-boiled egg and an Asian-inspired spicy cashew sauce. | foxeslovelemons.com

If you’ve been following this blog, you may have noticed that I’ve had an ongoing relationship with NatureBox since nearly the beginning. I actually became a NatureBox subscriber a few weeks before I started this blog, after seeing their snacks included in an internet article about healthy eating for the new year. I figured a healthy snack subscription could be a fun thing to try, so I signed up.

I enjoyed the snacks in my first few boxes, especially because their arrival coincided with Oscar movie season. I was able to resist the temptation of movie theater popcorn by making sure I had a stash of NatureBox in my purse. I also created a Tropical Mango Banana Bourbon Bread recipe using dried mango that came in one of the boxes. Somebody at NatureBox found my recipe and reached out to see if I would like to work for them, doing recipe development for their blog. As a new blogger still trying to get my feet wet in the world of working with brands and doing professional recipe development, I jumped at the chance.

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Nearly two years later, I’ve developed 122 healthy recipes and counting for the NatureBox blog, most of which have been posted to this blog as well. I’ve developed friendships with the folks working at NatureBox, and they’ve been nothing but supportive of me and my career. And of course, I’ve become very familiar with the NatureBox snack catalog.

Between snacks I have on hand to use in recipes I create, and my normal monthly box of “just for fun” snacks, it’s not unusual to see at least a dozen bags of NatureBox snacks hanging out in my kitchen.  Just like any other brand with lots of varieties, there’s some snacks that I love and some that I like a little less. And some snacks I love SO much that I take them along for a two-week vacation in Greece and Italy – two countries known for their amazing cuisine. My husband laughed at me for eating Jalapeno Cashews on a bus tour of Athens, but hey – they were healthy, portable and spicy-delicious! A nice counterpoint to all the feta cheese that was consumed before and after that tour.

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One of the things I like best about NatureBox is that I have the option of choosing my own snacks each month, if I want to. While you can choose to be surprised with mystery snacks each month, I like to pick and choose a mixture of old favorites and new snacks that sound good to me.

Of the over 100 snacks in the catalog, my favorites of all favorites would have to include Dark Cocoa Nom Noms (which taste like no-bake cookies), Banana Bread Granola (the best granola EVER), Whole Wheat Lemon Figgy Bars (because lemon), Cranberry Medley (the perfect sweet and tangy addition to any salad, like the Roasted Vegetable & Quinoa Salad I posted yesterday), and of course, the Jalapeno Cashews (just spicy enough without being too hot).

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 I’ve decided to take the Jalapeno Cashews off the Athens bus tour and into a veggie-packed bowl of zucchini noodle goodness today. I broke out the ol’ spiralizer to start with a big bed of zucchini “noodles,” then topped the zoodles with carrots, cilantro, red pepper, a luscious soft-boiled egg, and some of the cashews. To give the dish even more cashew flavor, I blended up an Asian-inspired spicy cashew sauce for drizzling on top.

Would you like healthy, delicious snacks to show up on your doorstep each month? Click HERE to get a free trial of NatureBox! Also, for a chance to win a 6 month subscription to NatureBox, enter using the Rafflecopter below the recipe! Open to US residents 18+ only, thanks.

Zucchini Noodle Bowl with Spicy Cashew Sauce - Spiralized zucchini topped with carrots, red pepper, cilantro, a soft-boiled egg and an Asian-inspired spicy cashew sauce. | foxeslovelemons.com

Zucchini Noodle Bowls with Spicy Cashew Sauce

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup NatureBox Jalapeno Cashews, plus extra for garnish
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 4 medium zucchini, spiralized
  • 4 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 4 soft-boiled or hard-boiled eggs, peeled and halved
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds

Directions:

  1. In bowl of food processor with knife blade attached, process cashews, olive oil, vinegar, sesame oil, soy sauce and sriracha 30 seconds or until smooth, using spatula to scrape down sides of processor bowl occasionally.
  2. Divide zucchini between 4 large bowls. Top with carrots, eggs, bell pepper and cilantro. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and additional cashews. Serve with Spicy Cashew Sauce.

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Disclosure:  This post is part of an ongoing relationship I have with NatureBox. Posts like this help me pay for the costs associated with this blog (groceries…lots of groceries), and help support me as I pursue a career in recipe development and food photography. All opinions are 100% my own.

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124 Responses to “Zucchini Noodle Bowls with Spicy Cashew Sauce”

  1. Dana — January 6, 2015 at 10:59 am

    I needed to look no further than the chocolate banana chips to make my choice.

    Reply

  2. Mahdis — January 6, 2015 at 11:15 am

    I’m a sucker for greek yogurt pretzels! Definitely need to try this at some point. I’m a snack addict. 

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  3. Jess @ whatjessicabakednext — January 6, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    This noodle bowls look delish! Love all the veggie’s all packed into the dish- so tasty. And that spicy cashew sauce is ticking all the boxes for me! 😀

    Reply

  4. Carolyn — January 6, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    That is a GORGEOUS salad and a great use for those almonds!

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  5. Karla — January 6, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Sriracha Roasted Cashews!

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  6. Alida — January 6, 2015 at 2:49 pm

    The coconut date energy bites look fantastic!

    Reply

  7. Mary Beth Elderton — January 6, 2015 at 3:49 pm

    I’d love the Pear Praline Crunch

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  8. Kathleen — January 6, 2015 at 4:24 pm

    chocolate banana chips

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  9. melissa Resnick — January 6, 2015 at 4:25 pm

    the chocolate banana chips..omg

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  10. Susan — January 6, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    I’m thinking I need to get on this Naturebox train because I seriously never keep snacks at home. I know, it’s horrible and then I get hungry and I have NOTHING, I mean nothing to eat.   I’m also all over that perfectly cooked egg you have going on in this salad. 

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  11. Paula Hafner — January 6, 2015 at 4:43 pm

    I would love to try the old fashioned blister peanuts.

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  12. LynneT — January 6, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    I want to try the sriracha roasted cashews.

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  13. Jason Vaughn — January 6, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    I’d love to try the chocolate banana chips. Yumm

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  14. Ann Fantom — January 6, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    I would like to try Naturebox’s Sriracha Roasted Cashews.

    Reply

  15. trisha kilpatrick — January 6, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    I would most like to try the chocolate banana chips.  They sounds like they could be really amazing, or completely horrible.  I am intrigued.

    Reply

  16. Carrie M — January 6, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    To start the Chocolate Quinoa Granola, Blueberry Nom Noms and Mini Medjools.

    Reply

  17. Jamers483 — January 6, 2015 at 7:34 pm

    I want to try the blueberry almond bites! Sounds so yummy!

    Reply

  18. Holly T. — January 6, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    The apple cinnamon oatmeal or the cranberry medley or the banana bread granola. They all sound good 🙂

    Reply

  19. Laura S — January 6, 2015 at 8:20 pm

    The Blueberry Nom Noms are calling my name – I love anything blueberry. (Also, who can resist something with that name?)

    Reply

  20. cori — January 6, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    blueberry nut clusters!

    Reply

  21. Alison James — January 6, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    Sriracha Roasted Cashews these sound sooooo good

    Reply

  22. abby — January 6, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    coconut date bites!

    Reply

  23. Linda | Brunch with Joy — January 6, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    I love Nature Box and always carry them in my bag.

    Reply

  24. angie — January 6, 2015 at 11:27 pm

    I like the Blueberry Nom Noms.

    Reply

  25. Brittney House — January 7, 2015 at 2:31 am

    I would like to try the Sriracha Roasted Cashews.

    Reply

  26. Teri — January 7, 2015 at 6:45 am

    everything bagel stix

    Reply

  27. deana c — January 7, 2015 at 8:15 am

    I would like to try the chocolate banana chips.

    Reply

  28. Seojung — January 7, 2015 at 8:38 am

    I love naturebox also and winning the 6months subscription would be the best new year surprise!~ ^^ the recipe  looks so good. I will definitely try it one day! 
    I really want to try their new siracha pop pops 

    Reply

  29. Jenice — January 7, 2015 at 11:19 am

    This sounds like something I would like to try in the new year.

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  30. beth — January 7, 2015 at 11:37 am

    The lemon tea biscuits would be my choice.

    Reply

  31. Lisa Ann — January 7, 2015 at 11:41 am

    I want to try the Coconut Date Energy Bites.

    Reply

  32. Sydney A — January 7, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    I would really like to try the Whole Wheat Lemon Figgy Bars. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Reply

  33. Saxony — January 7, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    I would love to try the Jalapeno Cashews to make this recipe!

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  34. Katrina — January 7, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    I would like to try the Mocha Almond Bars.
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  35. Erin B. — January 7, 2015 at 5:23 pm

    Really hard to pick just one, but the first one that caught my eye was the everything bagel stix!

    Reply

  36. Susan Smith — January 7, 2015 at 5:29 pm

    The Cheddar and Onion Sunflower Kernels

    Reply

  37. Anita — January 7, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    The Cranberry Medley sounds delicious,thanks.

    Reply

  38. Mary Frances — January 7, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    What a gorgeous salad! I love the effect a spiralizer gives to veggies, they’re always so pretty when you put them in a dish!

    Reply

  39. Pat B — January 7, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    It would be easier to pick 20 that I’d like to try, but I’m going to choose the Italian Bistro Pretzels

    Reply

  40. Deanne Patterson — January 7, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    While everything looks so it it was a hard choice choosing just one thing. The thing I would like to try most is the Everything Bagel Stix .

    Reply

  41. Julie Matek — January 7, 2015 at 7:36 pm

    I would love to try the apple & cinnamon oatmeal 

    Reply

  42. Annette — January 7, 2015 at 8:19 pm

    I’d most like to try the Coffee Kettle Popcorn.

    Reply

  43. Danielle Porter — January 7, 2015 at 8:24 pm

    The carrot strawberry fruit chews look good!

    Reply

  44. Calli — January 7, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    those Dark Cocoa Nom Noms look delicious!

    Reply

  45. Jeffrey — January 7, 2015 at 9:09 pm

    The Coffee Kettle Popcorn sounds interesting.

    Reply

    • Jeffrey replied: — January 7th, 2015 @ 9:18 pm

      I get your email updates sent to jefflammers at rocketmail dot com.

      Reply

  46. megan tilley — January 7, 2015 at 9:14 pm

    The chocolate banana chips sound amazing!

    Reply

  47. Jackie — January 7, 2015 at 9:39 pm

    I would like to try the Pumpkin Spice Nom Noms! they sound delicious!

    Reply

  48. Claire — January 7, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    Antioxidant Boost is right up my alley.

    Reply

  49. Wayne — January 7, 2015 at 10:01 pm

    lemon pucker pistachios

    Reply

  50. Lori @ RecipeGirl — January 7, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    What a great, creative idea for a recipe! I would love this for dinner!

    Reply

  51. Kelley Roach — January 7, 2015 at 10:16 pm

    I’d love the Pear Praline Crunch

    Reply

  52. Sarah O. — January 7, 2015 at 11:12 pm

    The jalepeno cashews sound bangin.

    Reply

  53. Karen Deva — January 7, 2015 at 11:20 pm

    I would pick the Dark Cocoa Almonds!  They look delish.

    Reply

  54. Amber G — January 8, 2015 at 12:03 am

    Chocolate banana chips for sure!

    Reply

  55. Melissa Cunningham — January 8, 2015 at 1:47 am

    There are so many delicious and nutrious choices! The dark cocoa NOM noms caught my eye, those look delicious!

    Reply

  56. Angie Bailey (Eigna Yeliab) — January 8, 2015 at 7:30 am

    I’d like to try the Blueberry Nom Noms. 

    Reply

  57. Emily Bites — January 8, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Sriracha Roasted Cashews!!

    Reply

  58. Danielle D — January 8, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    The chocolate Banana chips

    Reply

  59. Emily — January 8, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    I’d like to try the pumpkin spice nom noms.

    Reply

  60. Heather Voorhees — January 8, 2015 at 9:48 pm

    I’d love to try the pear praline crunch.

    Reply

  61. Priscilla S. — January 9, 2015 at 5:37 am

    I would love to try the Dark Cocoa Nom Noms!

    Reply

  62. Tracy Melhinch — January 9, 2015 at 8:27 am

    The honey dijon pretzels look yummy

    Reply

  63. Jennifer Reed — January 9, 2015 at 10:38 am

    There are so many things from Nature Box that I would love to try but the Chocolate Banana Chips are high on the list.

    Reply

  64. Lisa Stover — January 9, 2015 at 4:08 pm

    I really want to try the Garden Tomato Crunchies, they look delicious 🙂

    Reply

  65. Heather in VA — January 9, 2015 at 6:18 pm

    Everything looks so good but I’d love to try the Dark Chocolate Berry Trail Mix.

    Reply

  66. ruksana m — January 9, 2015 at 10:20 pm

    Mango Orange Fruit Chews

    Reply

  67. Audra O'Hara — January 9, 2015 at 10:51 pm

    I’d like to try the Santa Fe Corn Stix.

    Reply

    • Melisa C replied: — January 10th, 2015 @ 10:59 pm

      I would love to try the Dark Cocoa Almonds! Yum!

      Reply

  68. allyson tice — January 9, 2015 at 11:51 pm

    I would choose sourdough cheddar pretzels!!!

    Reply

  69. Jodi Kershuk — January 10, 2015 at 12:19 am

    I would love to try the dark chocolate nom noms. 

    Reply

  70. Katie J — January 10, 2015 at 2:54 am

    I want to try the chocolate banana chips!

    Reply

  71. Brooke Boyd — January 10, 2015 at 2:58 am

    Dark chocolate berry trail mix sounds divine!!!!

    Reply

  72. Karen Drake — January 10, 2015 at 8:42 am

    I want to try the Peanut Butter Nom Noms.

    Reply

  73. Bev Henry — January 10, 2015 at 2:04 pm

    carrot strawberry

    Reply

  74. Lisa Garner — January 10, 2015 at 6:54 pm

    I most want to try the Dark Cocoa Nom Noms.

    Reply

  75. Angela P. — January 10, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    I definitely would want to try the pb&j granola!!! Yum!

    Reply

  76. Terry Cross — January 10, 2015 at 10:19 pm

    I’d most like to try the Coconut cashews 

    Reply

  77. Stephanie Larison — January 10, 2015 at 10:49 pm

    I’d like to try the Dark Cocoa Nom Noms or the Garden Tomato Crunchies.

    Reply

  78. Melisa C — January 10, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    I would love to try the Dark Cocoa Almonds! Yum!

    Reply

  79. Tina W — January 10, 2015 at 11:38 pm

    I think the Sourdough Cheddar Pretzels look yummy. 
    (and in the spirit, I’m thinking using them crushed up to coat a mustardy baked pork chop could be tasty)

    Reply

  80. Connie — January 10, 2015 at 11:48 pm

    I would like to try the Sriracha Pop Pops.

    Reply

  81. zoe monteleone — January 11, 2015 at 12:21 am

    I would love to try the dark cocoa almonds or any of the dried apple slices

    Reply

  82. Aaron — January 11, 2015 at 4:01 am

    Pineapple Coconut Bars =)

    Reply

  83. joe gersch — January 11, 2015 at 4:29 am

    i would like the Blueberry, Apple & Sunflower Seed Oatmeal (

    Reply

  84. Danielle Marie — January 11, 2015 at 5:33 am

    i am drooling over the chocolate banana chips. so good!

    Reply

  85. Tina d Reynolds — January 11, 2015 at 8:33 am

    The lemon tea biscuits look so so good

    Reply

  86. Kim H — January 11, 2015 at 10:05 am

    I want to try the Sriracha Pop Pops

    Reply

  87. Donna Pyszk — January 11, 2015 at 10:35 am

    I would love to try the Pumpkin Spice Nom Noms

    Reply

  88. Candie L — January 11, 2015 at 10:43 am

    I would like to try the sea salt pop pops.  Thank you

    Reply

  89. Zenetta — January 11, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    The snack I would like to try is the Coconut Cashews .

    Reply

  90. Breanne — January 11, 2015 at 3:22 pm

    I’d like to try the Lemon Pucker Pistachios.

    Reply

  91. Jammie — January 11, 2015 at 4:46 pm

    Sriracha Pop Pops look like they would be yummy.

    Reply

  92. William Krawic — January 11, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    What’s not to like about Pistachio Power Clusters?  

    Reply

  93. CakePants — January 11, 2015 at 5:46 pm

    Jalapeno cashews sound downright addictive, and these bowls are so colorful and delicious-looking. Yum!

    Reply

  94. Stephanie Galbraith — January 11, 2015 at 6:48 pm

    I would like to try the Lemon Pucker Pistachios.

    Reply

  95. Melissa Smith — January 11, 2015 at 7:35 pm

    I’d love to try Dark Cocoa nom noms, those look great!

    Reply

  96. tommy beyer — January 11, 2015 at 8:21 pm

    chocolate banana chips

    Reply

  97. Jillian T — January 11, 2015 at 8:26 pm

    I would love to try the Chocolate Banana Chips.

    Reply

  98. Sherry — January 11, 2015 at 8:49 pm

    The Jalapeno Cashews look delish!

    Reply

  99. Laurie Emerson — January 11, 2015 at 9:50 pm

    I would most like to try the Everything Bagel Stix.

    Reply

  100. Aliah — January 11, 2015 at 9:57 pm

    Coconut Date Energy Bites

    Reply

  101. Miranda Ward — January 12, 2015 at 1:09 am

    I would Like to try the Cashew Crumble!

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    Reply

  102. Michelle J — January 12, 2015 at 9:11 am

    I would like to try the Coconut Date Energy Bites! They look fantastic!

    Reply

  103. Carrie M — January 12, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    There are so many good snacks but on the sop of my wish list is the chocolate banana chips and sourdough cheddar pretzels (mmmmm)

    Reply

  104. Becky Moore — January 12, 2015 at 12:02 pm

    Honey Dijon Pretzels…I think these would be like one of my daughters favorite snacks…I think they are honey and onion pretzels or something like that.

    Reply

  105. Crystal Rose — January 12, 2015 at 12:21 pm

    I’d love to try the Coffee Kettle Popcorn.

    Reply

  106. Sonya — January 12, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    I want to tyr the Pumpkin Spice Nom Noms!

    Reply

  107. Marsha H — January 12, 2015 at 5:05 pm

    The  Chocolate Quinoa Granola sounds delicous.

    Reply

  108. Heather — January 12, 2015 at 5:49 pm

    I want the dried cherries! Yum!

    Reply

  109. Jennifer S. — January 12, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    I would love to try the lemon tea biscuits.

    Reply

  110. Rosy — January 12, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    I would like to try the Sriracha Roasted Cashews.

    Reply

  111. Amie — January 12, 2015 at 8:09 pm

    The lemon tea biscuits

    Reply

  112. AEKZ2 — January 12, 2015 at 8:45 pm

    I would love to try the Jalapeno Cashews. My mouth is watering!

    Reply

  113. Trisha McKee — January 12, 2015 at 9:07 pm

    I would love to try the Praline Pumpkin Seeds.

    Reply

  114. paige jagan — January 12, 2015 at 9:27 pm

    The Everything Bagel Sticks sound YUMMY!

    Reply

  115. Michelle S — January 12, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    I would love the Peanut Butter Nom Noms

    Reply

  116. Vikki Billings — January 12, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    I would love to try the BBQ Kettle Kernels, they look like corn nuts!

    Reply

  117. Cheryl A. — January 12, 2015 at 10:30 pm

    Looking forward to trying the Naturebox  Sriracha Roasted Cashews.

    Reply

  118. liz l — January 12, 2015 at 10:42 pm

     Pear Praline Crunch

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  119. Sand — January 12, 2015 at 10:47 pm

    I would love to try the chocolate banana chips.

    Reply

  120. Janet Boyanton — January 12, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    I would like to try the Lemon Tea Biscuits.

    Reply

  121. Annette — January 13, 2015 at 12:39 pm

    I just received an email letting me know that I won. Thank you so much for the giveaway – I’m so excited to try the products.

    Reply

    • Lori Yates replied: — January 13th, 2015 @ 12:43 pm

      Congrats Annette! Enjoy the snacks!

      Reply

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