Well, hello lovely. This quick vegan stir fry is such an easy dinner. Add whatever veggies are in your fridge!

Zucchini Noodle Stir Fry with Black Pepper Sauce

  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 large or 4 smaller servings. 1x


A delicious gluten free, paleo AND vegan stir fry recipe! If you don’t have a spiralizer, simply slice up the zucchini and add them to the stir fry with the carrots and bell peppers. If you’re not a zucchini fan, feel free to add 8oz cooked rice noodles instead. 



For the stir-fry

  • 3 medium zucchini, spiralized (squeeze out some of the liquid with paper/kitchen towels)
  • 4 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 bell peppers, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup snow peas (or snap peas, or broccoli)
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 23 Tbsp fresh cilantro (optional)
  • coconut oil

For the sauce:

  • 1/2 cup gluten free tamari (or soy sauce or coconut aminos)
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar (or cider vinegar)
  • 1 Tbsp pure maple syrup or honey (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper (or more, to taste)
  • 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil (optional)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, finely minced
  • 1 Tbsp arrowroot powder (can use 1 Tbsp cornstarch instead)


  1. Mix up the sauce ingredients in a small bowl or liquid measuring cup. Taste sauce and add additional black pepper or syrup as desired.
  2. Heat a large pan over medium-high heat. Add a little coconut oil (about 1 Tbsp) to the pan and heat.
  3. Add the carrots and bell peppers to the pan. Cook over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes.
  4. Add snow peas, green onion and zucchini noodles and cook 2-3 minutes longer.
  5. Stir in the sauce and continue to stir while the sauce thickens (this should only take a minute or two). Immediately remove from heat and serve with fresh cilantro, if desired.

  • Category: main dish, vegetarian, vegan
  • Method: stovetop, stir fry
  • Cuisine: asian

Keywords: zucchini noodles, zoodles, stir fry, black pepper sauce, vegan stir fry, gluten free stir fry, paleo stir fry