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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Middle Eastern Ground Turkey & Zoodles with Peanut Sauce

I know this recipe may seem like a lot but if you get your ingredients organized and you have the time, it's worth it! Put on some music and pour yourself a glass of wine (or two) and try something different for a change!


Spice Mix:

  • 1 tsp garlic power
  • salt & black pepper to taste
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp dried parsley

Meat mixture:

  • 1 lb ground turkey (I use 99% fat free)
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • fresh parsley, about 2 tbsp chopped
  • scallions, thinly sliced for garnish

Peanut Sauce:

  • 8 tbsp peanut butter (I use Wonder Natural Foods Better'n Peanut Butter, it's 1/2 the points)
  • 1/4 cup warm water
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp ground garlic (either use the kind in the jar or smash with a knife until pasty)
  • 4 tsp reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tsp sriracha sauce

Zucchini Noodles:

  • 2 medium zucchini's spiralized
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Grind together the garlic powder, salt, pepper, cumin, oregano, dried parsley in a mortar and pestle or a spice grinder and set aside. 
  2. Spiralize your zucchini and set aside. (I was only making 2 servings so the other 2 servings went in a ziploc bag wrapped in a paper towel for lunch another day!)
  3. Heat 1 tsp oil in a frying pan, add the ground turkey, season with spice mixture and cook until the meat is almost done. Push it to the side and add the onion until softened. 
  4. Mix the meat and onions together, add the lemon juice and water and simmer for 5 minutes over medium heat then switch it to low to keep warm. 
  5. Put the peanut butter in a glass measuring cup and microwave about 20 minutes to soften. Whisk in the warm water, lemon juice, honey, ground garlic, soy sauce and sriracha sauce and set aside. 
  6. Heat 1 tbsp of oil in a skillet, add the garlic and cook for 1 minute over medium heat and then add the zucchini noodles, stirring and cook for about 2 minutes. Season with S&P. 
  7. Stir in the chopped fresh parsley to the meat mixture. 
  8. Divide the noodles onto plates/bowls, top with 1/4 of the meat mixture and a generous amount of sauce. 
  9. Garnish with scallions. 

This recipe was adapted from Kalyn's Kitchen Click Here for Original Recipe.

This recipe makes 4 servings at 6 points each on WW Freestyle Program.


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