What to Serve With Zoodles? 11 Sides & Sauces Ideas!

I didn’t know what zucchini is when I was little. But when I know about this amazing vegetable (well, technically it’s a fruit) I began to put some interest in it and I was so thrilled!! Especially when I knew that you can make a healthy, low-calorie noodle out of this green thing!

Zucchini noodle is an amazing invention!! And you can eat it with various foods!

What to serve with zucchini noodles?

You can serve zucchini noodles (zoodles) with grilled shrimp, meatballs, garlic-butter steak bites, smoked salmon, pan-fried halibut, grilled chicken, fried egg, crispy tofu, sauteed radicchio, pesto + peas, or a simple bolognese sauce.

Now zoodles contains very low calorie and very low carbohydrate. It’s gluten-free too! AND OF COURSE, IT’S VEGAN!

You can pick the best side dish that suits your preference. If you’re on a diet, pick a side dish that is also low in calories BUT high in protein [protein is SUPER important to maintain your health!].

If you don’t eat gluten, eat zoodles with something that is free from gluten too. If you’re vegan, choose tofu. However, if you love everything and anything and you don’t mind having any kind of food on your plate, you can opt for the delicious heavy-calorie foods.

Grilled Shrimp + Pesto

Grilled shrimp skewer can be a great company for your zucchini noodles!


Meatball is so easy to make. It’s high in protein [and sometimes fat] and it’s delicious!

If you have ground beef in the fridge, consider pairing your zucchini noodles with some meatballs. They can make a delicious dinner together!

Garlic Butter Steak Bites

I mean, look at those juicy bites!

Smoked Salmon

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I love salmon! Salmon is so nutritious and delicious!

If you love fish and healthy foods, you can pair your zoodles with smoked salmon. You can also add boiled egg as an additional topping.

Pan Fried Halibut

Halibut is another nutritious fish to help promote strong health. Although it’s expensive, it’s great for people who want to eat fish but don’t like the “usual fish” taste. Actually, the taste is mild and slightly sweet.

Grilled Chicken

Be it grilled, fried, or sauteed, chicken is always tasty even with simple seasonings such as salt and pepper!

Pairing a plate of zoodle with some grilled chicken tenders is simple and healthy. But you can add some tomato slices or peppers to make the whole look more appetizing. Oh, and if you’re not on a tight diet, you can also add some sauce to it.

Fried Egg

Make a nest with the zucchini noodles and use them to carry the fried egg. YUM!

Crispy Tofu

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If you want something vegan, this crispy tofu can be a great match for your zoodles!

Sauteed Radicchio + Tahini Sauce

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Aside from the radicchio, add some tahini sauce for more taste!

Roasted Duck Breast

Pair the green, freshly-taste zucchini noodle with the tender and moist roasted duck breast! Yes, you can pair zoodles with duck breast! In fact, zoodle is just 1 of many veggies that you can serve with duck breast. See what veggies to serve with duck breast.

Bolognese Sauce

Zoodles is a healthy, low-calorie alternative to spaghetti. So, why not serve it like spaghetti? You can pair your zoodle with bolognese sauce!

What to Serve With Zoodles? 11 Sides & Sauces Ideas!

What to Serve With Zoodles? 11 Sides & Sauces Ideas!


  • grilled shrimp + pesto

  • meatballs

  • garlic butter steak bites

  • smoked salmon

  • pan-fried halibut

  • grilled chicken

  • fried egg

  • crispy tofu

  • sauteed radicchio + tahini sauce

  • roasted duck breast

  • bolognese sauce


  • Pick your favorite idea from the list
  • Prep the dish
  • Serve it with the zoodles!
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