30 Minute Orange Ginger Zucchini Noodle & Chickpea Bowls + Spiralizer Giveaway!

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These Zucchini Noodle Bowls are great for a quick, easy and healthy dinner or a make ahead lunch!

 These 30 Minute Orange Ginger Zucchini Noodle Chickpea Bowls are great for a quick and easy vegetarian (and vegan) weeknight dinner!  They're also perfect for a healthy make ahead lunch bowl!  Gluten free too!

 I want to thank all the amazing wonderful readers who took the time to fill out my First Ever Reader Survey!  The blogging world is really tough and can sometimes get you down, but you all made me feel really happy and excited about what I’m doing here!

I loved reading all your responses and am really taking the feedback to heart.  I’m also super excited that the majority of you really want more quick and easy dinner recipes because that is exactly the direction I’m wanting to go.  As a big thank you to you all and in celebration of this recipe, I thought it would be fun to give away a spiralizer to one lucky reader!  Scroll to the bottom of the post for giveaway details!

 These 30 Minute Orange Ginger Zucchini Noodle Chickpea Bowls are great for a quick and easy vegetarian (and vegan) weeknight dinner!  They're also perfect for a healthy make ahead lunch bowl!  Gluten free too!

I’m excited to share this recipe with you today because it really look me out of my cooking comfort zone to make.  As you may have noticed, Mexican food is a favorite around here and it gets made a few times a week.

While I do actually love lots of different kinds of cuisines, I don’t have as much experience making them but I’m trying to change that!  This orange ginger sauce was so much easier to make than I expected it to be and it’s so good!  I’m already thinking of other things to put it on.

 These 30 Minute Orange Ginger Zucchini Noodle Chickpea Bowls are great for a quick and easy vegetarian (and vegan) weeknight dinner!  They're also perfect for a healthy make ahead lunch bowl!  Gluten free too!

Since these Orange Ginger Zucchini Noodle & Chickpea Bowls only take 30 minutes to make, this is a really great quick and easy dinner recipe.  But, it’s also great as a meal prep lunch!  It’s light and flavorful and won’t leave you feeling like you want to take a big nap after lunch :)

 These 30 Minute Orange Ginger Zucchini Noodle Chickpea Bowls are great for a quick and easy vegetarian (and vegan) weeknight dinner!  They're also perfect for a healthy make ahead lunch bowl!  Gluten free too!

Thanks again to all of you who took the time to give me feedback!

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30 Minute Orange Ginger Zucchini Noodle & Chickpea Bowls


  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Dinner, 30 Minute, Gluten Free, Vegetarian, Vegan

Ingredients

  • 2 large zucchinis
  • 1 (15 oz) can chickpeas, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup rice, uncooked
  • Olive oil
  • Salt
  • Sesame seeds for garnish, if desired
  • Chopped green onion for garnish, if desired

Orange Ginger Sauce:

  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons tamari, or soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic, grated finely
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated finely
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons corn starch

Instructions

  1. Cook the rice according to package directions. Add all orange ginger sauce ingredients to a jar or small bowl and whisk until combined.
  2. Spiralize the zucchini. Heat a large skillet over medium heat and add 1 teaspoon olive oil and the zucchini. Season with a pinch of salt and cook zucchini until tender, 5-7 minutes.
  3. Next, add the chickpeas and pour in the sauce. Cook until sauce is thickened, 8-10 minutes.
  4. Divide the rice into 4 equal portions and then top with equal portions of the zucchini and chickpeas. Garnish with sesame seeds and green onion, if desired.

Notes

To make as a make ahead lunch, equally divide rice and zucchini mixture into 4 containers and store them in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

 

GIVEAWAY DETAILS!

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*This spiralizer giveaway is sponsored by She Likes Food and not affiliated with any other website.

  • Giveaway is open starting today (5/18/17) and ending on 5/29/2017
  • Must be a US Citizen to enter (sorry!)
  • Must be 18 years or older to enter
  • To enter: leave a comment below telling me what your favorite summer ingredient is!  
  • Only one entry per person
  • I have to approve all comments, so if your comment doesn’t show up immediately, there is no need to leave a duplicate comment.
  • I will notify the winner by e-mail on 5/30/2017

 

 These 30 Minute Orange Ginger Zucchini Noodle Chickpea Bowls are great for a quick and easy vegetarian (and vegan) weeknight dinner!  They're also perfect for a healthy make ahead lunch bowl!  Gluten free too!

 These 30 Minute Orange Ginger Zucchini Noodle Chickpea Bowls are great for a quick and easy vegetarian (and vegan) weeknight dinner!  They're also perfect for a healthy make ahead lunch bowl!  Gluten free too!

 These 30 Minute Orange Ginger Zucchini Noodle Chickpea Bowls are great for a quick and easy vegetarian (and vegan) weeknight dinner!  They're also perfect for a healthy make ahead lunch bowl!  Gluten free too!

 

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Comments

  1. Annette says

    It’s hard to pick just one favorite summer ingredient. I would have to say blackberries. I use them in both salads and desserts.

  2. Natalie R says

    I love cooking with summer squashes & baking with berries! Thanks for the giveaway opportunity :)

  3. Jan Brown says

    fresh basil, snipped from herb garden just outside kitchen door…makes
    everything fresh and delicious.

    Thank you, Isadora for your wonderful work! I so enjoy your photos and
    foods and humor! Love!

  4. JW says

    Just one! I love summer veggies, I guess my most favorite is zucchini. It is so versatile and affordable. Now that I have learned about spiralizing I sub zucchini in place of pasta all the time.

  5. says

    Well tomatoes would be my fave, but these noodles from squash, zucchini, butternut squash, etc. sure make a great complement and easy healthy meal!!!!
    Thanks for the orange ginger sauce recipe, will be delish!!!

  6. Robert J Thorsen says

    My favorite summer food is watermelon and corn ( I know that is two but I could not choose)!

  7. Lee Ann Watterton says

    My favorite summer ingredient is zucchini. I love it practically every way imaginable. And thank you so much for this website-I’m just starting to eat more plant based meals and you have been a tremendous help.

  8. Jessica says

    BEETS! I love making beet risotto. Thank you for your blog! You’ve been such a help in meal planning and cooking healthy meals for my husband and me.

  9. Maril says

    my favorite summer ingredient is fresh corn on the cob – so fresh it hardly needs cooking and can be cut off the cob and added to all kinds of salads.

  10. Catherine Menick says

    I love blueberries the most. I love biting into them raw but the flavor they impart in desserts is amazing as well!

  11. Laurel Dodgen says

    I love the complexity that roasted peppers can give to a dish, and peppers are so cheap in the summer!

  12. Marian White says

    It’s so hard to choose! I think tomatoes. No, corn! But wait, green onions. You know what? I can have all three at once!

  13. says

    My favorite summer treat is a tough one as I love everything at the farmer’s market right now! Fresh zephyr squash is at the top of the list.

  14. Amanda says

    My favorite summer ingredient is watermelon! I love it plain, but it’s so yummy in smoothies and salads! I love finding new creative ways to use it :)

  15. Megan Campagna says

    Your “zoodle” bowl looks so yummy and easy! Ginger always adds such a great pop of flavor :) my favorite summer ingredient is peach πŸ‘ they’re around for so little time so I try to eat them raw, cook with them and freeze them while they’re around!

  16. Mandie says

    Mango is my favorite sunmer ingredient. It’s a great way to dress up salads, salsas, and even proteins! A unique flavor that isn’t available all year long. I wait patiently all winter for mangoes!

  17. says

    I made this tonight for my husband and I and we both loved it! Very different taste, but something about it just made me want more. My man especially loved the homemade taste of the ingredients in the dressing (he squeezed the orange juice from the orange himself, so I think he’s especially partial to it πŸ˜‰ ) It makes a really pretty dinner, as well as a delicious one (not too hard to prepare either!)

    • She Likes Food says

      Yah! I’m so glad you both enjoyed it! And awesome that your husband squeezed the orange juice himself, haha :)

  18. Christine R says

    I love spiralized zucchini in the summer. An all-plant meal makes me feel light and energized.

  19. Virginia says

    Honey! Its quite versatile in meal prep & its healing properties are phenomenal. Thank you for sharing your recipes-you give me great ideas to expand my cuisinal horizons! 🐝

  20. Faune says

    I was literally just looking at this spiralizer online yesterday!! I would say heirloom tomatoes are pretty high on the list, and also tomatillos! They’re fun to pick and add a little zest in stirfries. Also great for salsas and pickling!

  21. says

    What a great giveaway Izzy! And this recipe is delicious! I can’t wait for zucchini season.. I’ll be spiralizing every last one I can get my hands on! No doubt, blogging can be somewhat isolating… but it’s great that you reached out to your readers about what they’re looking for! Hooray for feedback! πŸ˜€

  22. Paula Lunberry says

    I love Colorado Palisade peaches when they come in season. They can be made into salsa, pie, a complement with pork or chicken, or any number of other sweet or savory dishes. Eating fresh is nice, too, but that really isn’t an ingredient!

  23. Laurenl says

    That’s so hard to pick!! For me, it’s between zucchini, heirloom tomatoes, and watermelon! I probably eat tomatoes the most in the summer, so I’ll go with that!

  24. Sarah A. says

    Raspberries and sungold cherry tomatoes, because the kids will eat those nonstop!

    BTW, made this recipe tonight with quinoa instead of rice and lime juice/maple syrup instead of orange juice (ran out of oranges) – it was FANTASTIC … too bad the kids didn’t agree. You can’t win them all though, right?

    Thanks for all the great recipes!!

    • She Likes Food says

      Yah! So glad you enjoyed it! And I like your substitutions :) Sorry the kids weren’t fans, maybe in a couple of years!

  25. Cheri Gillean says

    I can never get enough zucchini and yellow squash in the summer. Thank goodness my Uncle grows a nice big garden every summer with an abundance of green and yellow and red veggies. Yum. Would love to win this awesome spiralizer so I can try out zucchini in a new way. :)

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