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.

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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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126 comments

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

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

  3. 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! 😀

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

  5. Sriracha Roasted Cashews!

  6. The coconut date energy bites look fantastic!

  7. I’d love the Pear Praline Crunch

  8. chocolate banana chips

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  9. the chocolate banana chips..omg

  10. 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. 

  11. I would love to try the old fashioned blister peanuts.

  12. I want to try the sriracha roasted cashews.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  20. blueberry nut clusters!

  21. Sriracha Roasted Cashews these sound sooooo good

  22. coconut date bites!

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

  24. I like the Blueberry Nom Noms.

  25. I would like to try the Sriracha Roasted Cashews.

  26. everything bagel stix

  27. I would like to try the chocolate banana chips.

  28. 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 

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

  30. The lemon tea biscuits would be my choice.

  31. I want to try the Coconut Date Energy Bites.

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

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

  34. I would like to try the Mocha Almond Bars.
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  35. Really hard to pick just one, but the first one that caught my eye was the everything bagel stix!

  36. The Cheddar and Onion Sunflower Kernels

  37. The Cranberry Medley sounds delicious,thanks.

  38. 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!

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

  40. 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 .

  41. I would love to try the apple & cinnamon oatmeal 

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

  43. The carrot strawberry fruit chews look good!

  44. those Dark Cocoa Nom Noms look delicious!

  45. The Coffee Kettle Popcorn sounds interesting.

  46. The chocolate banana chips sound amazing!

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

  48. Antioxidant Boost is right up my alley.

  49. lemon pucker pistachios

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

  51. I’d love the Pear Praline Crunch

  52. The jalepeno cashews sound bangin.

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

  54. Chocolate banana chips for sure!

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

  56. I’d like to try the Blueberry Nom Noms. 

  57. Sriracha Roasted Cashews!!

  58. The chocolate Banana chips

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

  60. I’d love to try the pear praline crunch.

  61. I would love to try the Dark Cocoa Nom Noms!

  62. The honey dijon pretzels look yummy

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

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

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

  66. Mango Orange Fruit Chews

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

  68. I would choose sourdough cheddar pretzels!!!

  69. I would love to try the dark chocolate nom noms. 

  70. I want to try the chocolate banana chips!

  71. Dark chocolate berry trail mix sounds divine!!!!

  72. I want to try the Peanut Butter Nom Noms.

  73. carrot strawberry

  74. I most want to try the Dark Cocoa Nom Noms.

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

  76. I’d most like to try the Coconut cashews 

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

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

  79. 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)

  80. I would like to try the Sriracha Pop Pops.

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

  82. Pineapple Coconut Bars =)

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

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

  85. The lemon tea biscuits look so so good

  86. I want to try the Sriracha Pop Pops

  87. I would love to try the Pumpkin Spice Nom Noms

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

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

  90. I’d like to try the Lemon Pucker Pistachios.

  91. Sriracha Pop Pops look like they would be yummy.

  92. What’s not to like about Pistachio Power Clusters?  

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

  94. I would like to try the Lemon Pucker Pistachios.

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

  96. chocolate banana chips

  97. I would love to try the Chocolate Banana Chips.

  98. The Jalapeno Cashews look delish!

  99. I would most like to try the Everything Bagel Stix.

  100. Coconut Date Energy Bites

  101. I would Like to try the Cashew Crumble!

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

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

  104. 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.

  105. I’d love to try the Coffee Kettle Popcorn.

  106. I want to tyr the Pumpkin Spice Nom Noms!

  107. The  Chocolate Quinoa Granola sounds delicous.

  108. I want the dried cherries! Yum!

  109. I would love to try the lemon tea biscuits.

  110. I would like to try the Sriracha Roasted Cashews.

  111. The lemon tea biscuits

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

  113. I would love to try the Praline Pumpkin Seeds.

  114. The Everything Bagel Sticks sound YUMMY!

  115. I would love the Peanut Butter Nom Noms

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

  117. Looking forward to trying the Naturebox  Sriracha Roasted Cashews.

  118.  Pear Praline Crunch

  119. I would love to try the chocolate banana chips.

  120. I would like to try the Lemon Tea Biscuits.

  121. 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.

  122. I love incorporating the NatureBox snacks into recipes but for some reason couldn’t find a good recipe for the jalapeno cashews on their website. I found your noodle recipe by googling jalapeno cashews. You should put this recipe on their site. Thanks!

    • Thanks Kaberi! I actually did most of the recipes on the NatureBox website via freelance projects, but this particular recipe lives on my blog. I hope you try it and love it!

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